Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sensational Haiku Wednesday

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It's that time again - Sensational Haiku Wednesday! Are you tired of it? I just love it! My one complaint about poetry is that I hate rhyming! I hate rhythm. (Perhaps because I don't have any?) But a haiku? A haiku challenges me to say in 17 syllables; no more, no less. For a woman who tends to run at the mouth, this is a good thing.

This week's theme was FORTITUDE. To be honest, I didn't know what it meant, so I had to look it up. According to it means, "Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage." I'm not sure my haiku exactly meets the definition, but to me it's fortitude.

Be sure to pop over to Jenn's blog to read other fabulous haikus!

Young. Naïve, maybe.
Mistakes made repeatedly
Lesson learned? Hardly.

Children. One then two.
Young parents. Young offspring.
Equals disaster.

Where is wedding bliss?
Where is perfect family life?
Someone lied to me!

Overtime, things change.
Young parents become wiser.
Couple grows closer.

Slowly, life is good.
Eventually, it’s right.
Happy ending?

Secure and loving.
Respect. Maturation grow.
Finally, it’s right.


  1. Very nice Haiku. Blessings

  2. I love the story unfolding in your selection of haiku.:O)

  3. These are wonderful. You can see it growing in fortitude as you read each and every one. I really enjoy how you did this...from being young and unwise to mature and wiser. Excellent. Have a great day :)

  4. That was AWESOME! I can't believe you were able to make it so deeply meaningful and still follow the rules.

    You have talent!
    Dressing My Truth

  5. Sure, that's fortitude. Strength from within - it takes that and more to make a success of marriage and parenting. :)

    Next week's is a break for everyone in it's simplicity. I know we all have joys in our lives to expound upon!

    BTW; I fixed your link - it was all messed up, which is probably why I'm the first comment! :)

  6. I set my blog to moderate because I read on another blog that the sure-fire way to kill followers is to have a capcha. I just figured out how to moderate! Ha! Slow learner!

    @Linda, thank you.

    @Madaleine, thanks!

    @Thom, thank you very much. I'm glad you read it as I intended.

    @Jeanie, thanks so much! I can't wait to see what you're wearing this week!

    @Jenn, thanks lady. I appreciate that.

  7. Beautiful story, glad it had a happy ending!

  8. This is a great series! Thank you for sharing!

    Running late, I missed the deadline linky but here is mine nonetheless:


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