Haiku Friday – HOPE & UP

12 Aug

Welcome! Happy Haiku Friday all!

Hope and Up are this week’s prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes.

Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. Be sure to check it out. Read Ron’s Haiku Prompt Challenge Guidelines for more information.

planet-earth-haiku-Friday-The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q

Hope the world changes

Hope for a healthy planet

Hope mankind will rise

If we don’t act now

Alone Earth will keep spinning

She does not need us

It is man that shall perish

Our dry bones lost in the dark

~Vashti Q

Haiku-Friday-The Writer Next Door-Vashti Q-Poetry

Kevin Spacey is one of my favorite actors. In the video below he gives voice to the rainforest in a way that only he can. I love it. Click play and enjoy the short video.

Have a great weekend everyone!

32 Responses to “Haiku Friday – HOPE & UP”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben August 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm #

    Hope! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      I think at this point we probably need more than hope but hope is a good beginning. 😉 ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sunni Morris August 12, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

        I definitely agree with that.

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  2. Ritu August 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm #


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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

      Thank you Ritu! 🙂 It’s time to save the planet or is it save ourselves?

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      • Ritu August 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

        If we save ourselves then we can work on the world too!

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  3. Janice August 12, 2016 at 12:43 pm #

    Powerful message! We do need hope–hope that we change fast enough to slow down global warming.

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  4. olganm August 12, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

    Thanks, Vashti. Yes, there’s need for hope and there’s need to remember that we can change things. Have a great weekend!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 12, 2016 at 1:22 pm #

      That is true. We do have the power to change things for our own good. Enjoy your day and thank you!


  5. coldhandboyack August 12, 2016 at 2:24 pm #

    I’m not one for poetry, but I like these. Sometimes hope is all we have.

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  6. jaye22 August 12, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi Vashti
    We definitely need hope, especially with all the awful things going on in the world, thank you for sharing X X X

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

      Throughout history there has always been awful things happening but this is our time, so it’s up to us to take hope to another level and do what we can. You’re very welcome. 🙂 xx

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  7. michelleoblogoff August 12, 2016 at 11:34 pm #

    I really enjoy your blog!
    I love the perspective that Earth continues without man. Makes you think! 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      Hi Michelle! I’m so happy you enjoy my blog! That’s awesome. If I made just one person think about this subject then I’ve reached my goal for this post. We all need to do our part to keep the planet healthy because ultimately we’re the ones who will pay the price. Thanks so much for visiting and for your lovely comment, it put a smile on my face. 😀 xx


  8. sharmishtha basu August 13, 2016 at 2:54 am #

    Very true words!

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  9. Denis1950 August 15, 2016 at 12:59 am #

    Great poetry Vashti, the opening ceremony at Rio could have come from your poem.

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  10. Agent 54 August 15, 2016 at 10:37 am #

    Uh, okay. A little simplistic.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 15, 2016 at 4:42 pm #

      The message was meant to be simple. If we don’t start thinking of ways to help keep our planet healthy we’re the ones that are going to suffer in the long run. We need nature, it does not need us. Oh well, I can’t please everyone. Thanks for your comment.

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      • Agent 54 August 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm #

        Yes, don’t try to please me. Please yourself. Anyway, what the heck do I know about poetry.

        Liked by 1 person

  11. dgkaye August 15, 2016 at 11:17 pm #

    Hope floats, ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  12. jacquelineobyikocha August 16, 2016 at 6:23 am #

    I hope along with you. We need these changes.

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  13. Mrs. AOK August 17, 2016 at 10:23 am #

    I really HOPE we can get it all together. Thank you for lending your words for hopeful tomorrows.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega August 17, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

      Yes, we need to for future generations. You’re very welcome. Thank you. ❤ xx


  14. JESS44903 August 17, 2016 at 11:21 am #

    As always…so great. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

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