Haiku – Veiled & Fray

Some non-zombie stuff. Still haiku though. Maybe I’ll throw in a limerick tomorrow 🙂

#1
Love exits the fray
When veiled passions reveal
Deeper truths beneath

#2
The truth is veiled
Beneath our own prejudice.
Battle is within.

#3
Groom removes veil
Nerves frayed, hands shaking, trembling.
Until she smiles

 

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Aww…

Picture credit: flickr.com/photos/kessiye/1351866735

Written for: https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-91-frayveiled/

OctPoWriMo #25 – Reminiscing on Childhood

Never had a favourite toy,
Not that I recall.
No comforter or teddy.
No treasured bat and ball.

How many other grown ups
Had their memories overwrit,
By some grainy photos,
Or a loved ones reminisce?

Is the poet’s search for truth
Similarly tainted?
Objectivity lost as I become with
Others’ views acquainted?

Memory is fluid;
Perspective always shifting.
Maybe truth matters less
Than the process of truth-sifting

 

 

Written for OctPoWriMo. Today’s prompt was “childhood favourites”, ie beloved childhood toys.

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OctPoWriMo #13 – Risky Business (poem)

My face doesn’t fit
I don’t belong
I had potential
It’s all gone wrong

Nobody gets me
The smiles are false
I was meant for more
A part of the pulse

But I’m just a tourist
No right to be here
Not built for better
Living in fear

I’m feeling exposed
Nowhere to hide
It’s time for some truth:
Drop the disguise

 

This is today’s contribution to OctPoWriMo – a challenge to write a poem a day during October. Today’s challenge was to take some risks, and consider the prompts: Exposed – Honesty – Chance

You can sign up here, at any time during the month, or just check out the prompts and tips if you prefer – http://www.octpowrimo.com/

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Image by Morgan Dragonwillow

Haiku – “Scales”

Three haiku for TJ’s weekly challenge, trying different takes on “scales” – check out the other entries here! https://amaviedecoeurentier.wordpress.com/2015/09/19/tims-household-haiku-challenge-scales/

#1
Scales fall from eyes.
I see your inner beauty,
Beguiling smile

#2
Scales of justice,
Finely balanced by the truth,
Or so the judge says

#3
Old bathroom scales
Tell me such delicious lies.
Time for some seconds!

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Weekly Haiku Challenge – “Silent” & “Loud”

This is Ronovan’s latest haiku challenge, with the prompt words “silent” and “loud” -https://ronovanwrites.wordpress.com/2015/07/06/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-52-silent-loud/

This is my contribution:

Lost youth’s remembrance;
A truth rarely understood
Silence can be loud

Lost youth’s remembrance; a truth rarely understood
A truth rarely understood: Silence can be loud

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