Haiku Friday – Foul & Sweet

27 Mar

Hello and welcome once more to ‘Haiku Friday’! Today’s prompt words from RonovanWrites Weekly Poetry Prompt Challenge are Foul and Sweet. Right away a certain person came to mind. Now, that may sound mean but if you knew this person you would completely understand ––and agree.



The Green-Eyed Monster

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

♦ ♦ ♦

Foul stench of envy

Hidden behind a sweet smile

Danger is amid

Haiku Envy

Whenever I come across a talented poet I like to share her or his work with my readers. Why should I have all the fun? It is my pleasure to introduce you to another gifted poet I met online. Her name is Izza Ifzaal and you can read her work on her blog a touch of my saint! This poem touched me because it was as if she were telling my story in a way. I’m sure many of you will relate.

A Sphere of Friendship

by Izza Ifzaal

That phase of life made her scared
From the envious and cunning Earth
Making her want to stay away from everyone
Because she had heard somewhere before
They are your worst enemies
Will eat every bit of you with vindication
Observing why are all in vain to have them
Making her suspicious and mysterious
Of this sacred bond of friendship which
Had nothing to offer other than animosity
But sooner or later she found herself
Entangled in this web, breathing life
Giving her a chance to experience this meaning of attachment
Compelling her to omit all the odds and letting
Her open eyes and just see there are great minds
Thinking like her, searching for her
Without even asking something in return because
She realized that balance is restored
Nobody can end up having all bad days or all good days
Sometime it’s dawn and sometimes it’s dusk
And what matters at the end of the day is this bond
Comforting you in dread of times coping up
With everything with this tad bit of sphere called friendship

What would a world without friends be like? Is someone in your life jealous and/or envious of you? Does this person try to make your life difficult? What frightens you? What gives you comfort?


19 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Foul & Sweet”

  1. pattyalcala March 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    I’m impressed with how you used our prompt words this week. Very nice. Thank you for introducing us to Izza Ifzaal’s beautiful poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm March 27, 2015 at 4:36 pm #

    Thanks for your haiku and for sharing your discovery…Have a lovely weekend!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 27, 2015 at 5:02 pm #

      Hello Olga! You’re so welcome. Thank you for visiting and always being so sweet and supportive. You have a great weekend too! ❤


  3. GiGi Eats Celebrities March 27, 2015 at 7:28 pm #

    OMFG the green eyed monster haiku = SOOOOOO necessary with the convo I am having right now with someone! LOL!


  4. aranislandgirl March 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm #

    Nicely done with the Haiku. I didn’t see your pingback on Ron’s page, was surprised when I saw this in my Reader as I just went through the Haiku’s on his page, just to let you know. Hope you having a super Friday night 🙂 .


  5. Yolanda Isabel Regueira Marin March 28, 2015 at 3:20 am #

    Beautifully written, thank you for sharing Vashti x


  6. Hugh's Views and News March 28, 2015 at 4:36 am #

    Great haiku for the prompt words, Vashti. Oh, how we have all been possessed by the Green-Eyed monster at some stage in our lives.


  7. JESS44903 March 28, 2015 at 9:03 am #

    I really cannot get over how talented you are. 🙂

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week! Don’t forget to enter the $5 Starbucks Giftcard Giveaway!


  8. simplykaruna April 5, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    Nicely written!



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