Haiku Friday – Breathe & New

18 Nov

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Breathe and New 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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Breathe America

by Vashti Q

Breathe in and breathe out

It’s time to except the new

––but never give up

Breathe in and breathe out

Don’t let the darkness take you

There’s no time for that

Breathe in and breathe out

As new challenges arise

Stand tall and greet them

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Enjoy the weekend!

27 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Breathe & New”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben November 18, 2016 at 2:02 pm #

    Yearning to breathe free…. absolutely! Standing tall with you, girlfriend. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Prakash Hegade November 18, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    The haiku’s carry a message. All the three are complementing each other. Well done.. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. olganm November 18, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Let’s hope. Great advice, Vashti! 🙂 Happy weekend.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2016 at 11:23 am #

      I try to be optimistic about everything in life, if not then you just fall into a deep dark hole. Thank you! Happy weekend to you too! 🙂 xx


  4. Janice November 18, 2016 at 4:14 pm #

    Very empowering haiku series. Now the election is done we need to nourish these kinds of thoughts. I have certainly been seeking this kind of nourishment. Love the cartoons that you found!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2016 at 11:34 am #

      Ha, ha! I thought the cartoons were hysterical. We just have to move on and hope for the best. Certain things are out of our control. All we can do is hang on to our ideals and stand up for what we believe in. Thank you! 🙂 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • Janice November 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

        That is so true…we have to hang on and stay standing 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  5. PrairieChat November 18, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    I’m yearning to breathe free. Free of the bitterness that is clutching my heart. Perhaps it will turn out better than I expect, but I am not counting on it.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2016 at 11:42 am #

      I can completely relate to how you are feeling. I’m a little heartbroken as well. I wasn’t expecting a lot of what has surfaced in this election. Some have called me naive and some have said I’ve lived a sheltered life but many feel the same way I do. There are 1st, 2nd+ generation Americans fearing for their lives. No one should be afraid to live in their own country. 😦


  6. Bernadette November 19, 2016 at 7:33 am #

    Breathing but scared.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 19, 2016 at 11:44 am #

      Hello Bernadette. Unfortunately there are many who feel the same way you do. God Bless America. ❤ xx


  7. Doreen@foxdenrd November 19, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    As always, well done Vashti, and very timely.

    Enjoy your holiday!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Tricia Drammeh November 20, 2016 at 9:06 am #

    It seems we have similar thoughts about the election. Great haiku!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 25, 2016 at 12:48 pm #

      Yes, we’re definitely on the same page. Lets hope for the best. Thank you! 🙂


  9. renewalof48 November 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm #

    I will give him a chance.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega November 25, 2016 at 12:50 pm #

      We have no choice but to do the same. He is president-elect and as Americans we have to respect and accept that. Hopefully things will work out for the best.


  10. dgkaye November 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm #

    Beautifully written Vashti, with such an important message. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  11. JESS44903 December 4, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    As always…so great. 🙂

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    Liked by 1 person

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