Haiku Friday – Creep & Race

4 Nov

Happy Haiku Friday and a warm welcome to my blog!

This has been a long hard week for me and I’m glad the weekend is finally here. To say the elections in the USA have been a bit tense is an understatement. I also can’t wait for the election process to be over. I’m not a big fan of either candidate but I’m voting for who I believe is the better of two evils. I think everyone should get out and vote. Things may seem bleak but sitting around and allowing others to make the choice for you isn’t smart. No one should feel confident in the way the election will go. Once the coin is tossed there’s no turning back. Everyone’s vote counts.

Creep and Race 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.

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Presidential Race

by Vashti Q

Americans shout,

Tired of empty promises

Let the games begin!

Election Day’s here

The darkest day of the year

Clever hopes expire

Talks of politics

Ignite waves of anger and fear

The coin has been tossed

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Enjoy your day!

44 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Creep & Race”

  1. jacquelineobyikocha November 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm #

    I can’t wait for it to pass over.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. olganm November 4, 2016 at 2:35 pm #

    I am not in the US but I think we all feel the same everywhere. It seems particularly long and nasty this time. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed. Great haiku, Vashti.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

      Hello Olga! I don’t recall it ever being this bad. This presidential race has been filled with such hate and animosity. Like Stephen King said this election has ‘exposed the ugly underbelly of conservatives in America’.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Sarah Brentyn November 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm #

    I don’t discuss politics online. That’s just me. I don’t want to get into it with anyone. But I will say this is the worst election I’ve seen in my lifetime.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 4, 2016 at 4:39 pm #

      I normally don’t either but I do want to encourage everyone to vote. This has been the ugliest and worst election in my lifetime too. It has opened my eyes to a lot of things I didn’t necessarily want to see. I feel like a kid that hears for the first time that Santa Claus isn’t real. 😦

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      • Sarah Brentyn November 4, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

        Good comparison. Unfortunately. This whole thing is ridiculous. Also, a bit scary. And, yes, we need to get out and vote. (Who’s writing in Michelle Obama?) 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  4. Frank November 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm #

    race haters creep ahead

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Prakash Hegade November 4, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    That was a clever usage for creep and race. 🙂 Third haiku says it all.. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  6. jazzytower November 4, 2016 at 7:58 pm #

    This whole thing has been exhausting. Glad it’s almost over, I’m bringing lunch when I go to vote on tuesday.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Denis1950 November 5, 2016 at 12:40 am #

    Great Haiku Vashti. We in Australia look on with a mixture of disbelief, amazement and confusion, (this of us who think!) I have a first degree in Political Science and recently read an article explaining the peculiarities of the American voting system, how depending on who runs each state means how the electoral boundaries are drawn up, how and where and when people vote etc etc, It was a mind boggling eye opener. Then I read another article outlining the USA is the 34th most democratic country in the FREE world.. Then I think I understood why you are experiencing this presidential campaign. MY selfish problem is our stock market drops each day as we get closer to the big day in your country. I wonder why Michelle Obama didn’t run ???.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm #

      Thank you Denis. I’m glad you can understand where I’m coming from now. I’ve never experienced such cynicism, anxiety and stress with any other presidential election in my lifetime. We’re the 34th most democratic country? I don’t even know what that means, really. I’m so embarrassed that the whole world is looking at this circus.
      Ha, ha! I would vote for her!

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      • Denis1950 November 6, 2016 at 1:59 am #

        Hi Vashti what that 34 means is that around the world 33 countries are more democratically organised, administered and governed and peoples rights are a key factor as in egalitarianism for instance. Given that probably only a few more than 50 countries in the world are largely democratic countries In a nut shell it ain’t looking good for the USA!! Good luck.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 7, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

        Wow! 😮 I think we need more than luck at this point. Thank you.


  8. Wild Daffodil November 5, 2016 at 4:43 am #

    Perfect subject for the two words! Scary stuff.

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  9. dgkaye November 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

    Beautifully done Vashti. I’m Canadian, and I’m petrified about this election. God Bless America! ❤

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  10. William Price King November 6, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    I am an American and am so embarrassed, especially since I live in Europe. This is the most shameful election I’ve ever lived through. The ugly underbelly of America has once again shown its face, let’s hope for the last time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 7, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Hello William! I can completely relate. I’ve never experienced such a shameful and embarrassing election in my lifetime either. Hopefully for the last time, but I doubt it. This election has opened a can of worms. 😉


  11. Srivi November 7, 2016 at 2:52 am #

    This election has gained massive interest even amongst people who are not from US. I hope people vote wisely..
    A brilliant way to use it in your haiku 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  12. theallsaints4 November 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm #

    You have a lot of comments..watching it now..good luck America.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 10, 2016 at 12:21 pm #

      Well, the outcome was not quite what I expected but it is what it is and there’s nothing I or anyone can do but except it. However, I can still fight for what I believe in and pray that things do not get as bad as some think it will. 😦

      Liked by 1 person

      • theallsaints4 November 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm #

        I don’t think it will be as bad because most of what he has proposed is impractical. I predict his party will be in trouble on day one. It’s a shame but as you say all you can do is stand up for what you believe and pray. Good luck and god bless.


      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm #

        Thank you very much. ❤ xx

        Liked by 1 person

  13. JESS44903 November 11, 2016 at 12:09 pm #

    Spot on! 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. girlandworld November 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm #

    N trump has won…


  15. Janice November 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm #

    Commenting after the fact but your haiku still have meaning. It did feel like a coin toss with the head not being too far from the tail. We can only hope that people don’t give up keeping him and his colleagues in line.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2016 at 2:38 pm #

      Your comments are always welcome and appreciated, Janice. Yes, you’re right. We have to stay strong and continue fighting for what we believe in and for the freedom of all citizens.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Once Written November 29, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    Everyone has their opinion. The trick is, can you have an opinion without smearing egg all over your face.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 29, 2016 at 5:21 pm #

      There’s no need for tricks. An opinion is someone’s point of view and everyone is entitled to one no matter the outcome. I smear egg on my face all the time it’s great for the skin. 😉

      Liked by 1 person

  17. mihrank November 30, 2016 at 3:06 am #

    lol…great combination, mixed and presentation..

    Liked by 1 person

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