Hello and welcome to ‘Haiku Friday’. All poetry stem from somewhere. Whether it was something beautiful you saw in nature, a great movie you watched, a foreboding you have, a dream or perhaps a great feeling you got from listening to a favorite song or from tasting something scrumptious. Well, that brings me to today’s haiku. Most of us have at least one person in our lives that seem to live only to try to make us miserable. She’s a negative force that tries to crumble your bright ideas and taint your good nature with her evil venom. She is rude, unpleasant, malevolent, and can’t stand to see a smile on your face. Trying to get along with her is futile because that’s not what she wants. You try to get away from her, before she makes you sick with her diseased nature, but you can’t, because you’re tied to her in some way. That toxic character I’m forced to live with inspired this haiku.
by Vashti Quiroz-Vega
Black mountain spews fire
Bright red lava streams wreck all
My will you won’t break
Do you have someone like this in your life? How do you deal with it?