Haiku Friday – Reward & Trial

14 Oct

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Hello everyone! Welcome to ‘Haiku Friday‘ Ronovan from Ronovan Writes has given us two difficult words to work with this week. They are Reward and Trial. Phew! Needless to say, I had a hard time coming up with something this week but here it goes.

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.

“Beautiful souls are shaped by ugly experiences.”

― Matshona Dhliwayo

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by Vashti Q

Knowing life’s a gift

I hold dear every moment

Coursing above ground

Facing the world with a smile

When sometimes living is hard

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Depression is a serious disease that effects a great number of people in the United States and all over the world. It’s hard to believe that there are still stigmas attached to mental illness which is why so many don’t seek help. This affects especially teenagers and young adults. Check out my post, Why So Sad?

Like Diabetes, Lupus, Heart Disease and other serious chronic diseases Clinical Depression needs to be treated by a doctor or the outcome will not be good. Shaming someone for having a mental illness stems from ignorance. Instead, educate yourself on the subject and try to help someone who suffers from depression.

Have a great weekend!

31 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Reward & Trial”

  1. Sarah Brentyn October 14, 2016 at 3:08 pm #

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  2. olganm October 14, 2016 at 3:21 pm #

    Very important topic and you’re very right, Vashti. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben October 14, 2016 at 4:22 pm #

    Amen! ❤

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  4. Al Lane October 14, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    An important post, Vashti. The world needs more beautiful souls like yours ❤

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  5. Janice October 14, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Great message Vashti. It’s amazing the variety of messages that can come out of Ronovan’s prompts. I found this week challenging too.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 14, 2016 at 5:49 pm #

      It was a challenging week but I’m glad I ultimately thought of this topic because it has been a while since I’ve written a post about depression and it’s an important issue for me. Thank you!

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  6. Olga October 14, 2016 at 9:28 pm #

    Important message in your tanka and post. Depression has taken many creative souls. Spreading the awareness is a wonderful thing. ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 17, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

      Thank you Olga. Yes, I believe creating awareness and talking about it may lessen the stigma attached to depression. ❤ xx

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  7. Sunni Morris October 15, 2016 at 12:43 am #

    There are many depressed people out there and many don’t seek help. This subject probably isn’t brought up enough. I agree that we all need to spread awareness.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 17, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

      I’m happy we’re in agreement, Sunni. You’re right, there isn’t enough awareness.


  8. Denis1950 October 15, 2016 at 1:25 am #

    Very moving poetry Vashti and a unique take on the challenge.

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  9. specialk718 October 16, 2016 at 1:20 pm #

    We get our rewards after we go through the trial if we pass the test. May God help us all pass

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 17, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

      Yes, I agree. It’s a triumph whenever we get through one of these dark moments. It makes us stronger too.


  10. dgkaye October 18, 2016 at 12:29 am #

    “Beautiful souls are shaped by ugly experiences’, so profoundly true. Beautiful post Vashti. ❤

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  11. Lisa Isabella Russo October 18, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    What thoughtful and thought provoking words. Thank you.

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  12. Mrs. AOK October 20, 2016 at 11:49 am #

    Thank you so much for sharing. I think there are so many people out there who just don’t understand mental illness, so they ridicule those they don’t understand. “Why can’t you just be happy?” If it was only that easy for those who suffer with depression.
    We need more people to share on this topic, we need to be stigma-free.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega October 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm #

      You’re very welcome, my friend. I agree, we do need to raise more awareness on this subject and we do need to be stigma-free. ❤ xx


  13. Prakash Hegade October 25, 2016 at 12:06 pm #

    That is a brilliant quote.. 🙂

    Well use of prompt!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. JESS44903 October 25, 2016 at 3:55 pm #

    Love this Haiku! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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