Haiku Friday – Trill & Final

29 Jan

It’s Haiku Friday! I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Today’s prompt words were provided by RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge and they are Trill and Final. These words conjured up images of horror and the paranormal for some reason, so I went with it.


Ronovan hosts this challenge every Monday and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is a writer and poet and he also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Anyone can participate in this challenge. Read his Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.


No Place for Children

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

Haunted orphanage

Trills of children’s laughter heard

Babies’ final stand

Abandoned and lost

In a world of phantasm

Evil orphanage

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Have a great weekend!

40 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Trill & Final”

  1. Al The Author January 29, 2016 at 11:13 am #



  2. Sarah Brentyn January 29, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    👻💀 Beautifully spooky.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Annette Rochelle Aben January 29, 2016 at 11:38 am #

    eeww.. the feeling, NOT the haiku… ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. nagrij January 29, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    Nice; I can appreciate some good horror.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. stacilys January 29, 2016 at 11:53 am #

    Ohhhhh myyyyyy. This one is truly eerie. You’ve painted a superb picture of it.


  6. olganm January 29, 2016 at 1:16 pm #

    Now you have to write the book, Vashti. You have the opening already. 😉


  7. Judy Martin January 29, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Oooooh it gives me the shivers!


  8. Denis1950 January 29, 2016 at 7:45 pm #

    Very poignant haiku Vashti reflecting on the horrors that were orphanages around the world historically, even up to today in some places. Certainly in Australia we have our horror history and this has been exposed to the public during a Royal Commission into child abuse.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 30, 2016 at 2:14 pm #

      Thank you Denis. I’m glad the problem was exposed. I recently read an article on orphanages on the Washington Post that inspired the haiku to some extent.
      You’re right, it is a worldwide issue and there are problems even today.


  9. Sarina January 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm #

    There is a story in the book “Singularity” by Helena Hann-Basquiat and her co-conspirators which I was reminded of while reading this haiku. Well done.

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  10. Alice January 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Takes me back to my years as a court appointed special advocate for abused and neglected children. The adoptions, foster care, and the kids that age out the system because nobody wanted to adopt teens….

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2016 at 11:40 am #

      I think the whole adoption/foster system is wrong. I believe a real overhaul is needed.

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      • Alice February 2, 2016 at 11:51 am #

        With proper financial support, educational standards for caregivers, and more authority for judges to really make decisions that are in the child’s best interest.

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  11. ChristineR January 31, 2016 at 3:37 pm #

    Does what you intended. Shiver.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Jane Dougherty January 31, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    There are few things creepier than a haunted orphanage!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. the secret keeper January 31, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    Great topic. Hate orphanages. Not especially sure about the newer systems either. Children should be treated better. Children, animals, women & difference are the worse treated beings on the planet. But it starts when we are children, the nightmare. Inspired writing. xjk

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      I’m not a fan of how orphanages have been run in the past. There’s got to be a better system to keep track of what is happening with these kids. It’s such a complicated situation. It does all start with the kids. I’m glad you liked the topic. Thank you! ❤

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      • the secret keeper February 7, 2016 at 1:51 am #

        Always interested in the outlook and treatment of children and those who can’t manage it for themselves. That includes especially animals.


  14. aranislandgirl January 31, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    Oh my gosh! A real Stephen King feel to this Vashti (I LOVE him and this haiku too!)

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2016 at 11:12 am #

      Wow! Stephen King is one of my favorites, so THANK YOU! That’s awesome! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • aranislandgirl February 2, 2016 at 11:36 am #

        Am reading his ‘On Writing’ right now. Enjoying it. He is from my home State of Maine. 🙂

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm #

        I read it and enjoyed it very much––learned a lot. I’ll probably read it again at some point. Maine is on my ‘Bucket List’ because of him! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • aranislandgirl February 2, 2016 at 5:45 pm #

        Mr. King suggests another book about writing that I intend to read next. Can’t remember the name now and don’t have the book by my side. Really enjoying reading about his history and roots. You would really enjoy Maine. I hope you make it some day soon.

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  15. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy February 3, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    You really captured the mood! Thanks so much for sharing with the Let’s Get Real Party. I am always happy to see you there.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Roz Hill February 5, 2016 at 8:04 am #

    This paints a different picture to the Haiku’s I have read so far, so sad.



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