Haiku Friday – Flow & Tear

27 Jan

 

 

Flow and Tear 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.

I feel so desperately powerless as I watch my father rest on his hospice bed. He lies motionless except for the subtle rise and fall of his abdomen. He withers away day by day and is almost unrecognizable and yet there’s nothing I can do but wait for the inevitable. As my heart breaks I cry silent tears. 

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Your spirit is gone

And That knowledge stings my heart

Your colors are gone

And I no longer see you

Painful tears flow silently

I cry for you and for me

The funeral service for my father was on Wednesday. I must admit it was one of the hardest things I’ve had to endure and I’ve had my share of challenging experiences throughout my life. I feel like the winds have been taken out of my sails. There will not be a Friday post on Fri. 2/03/17. I apologize.

Have a peaceful and lovely weekend.

62 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Flow & Tear”

  1. Ritu January 27, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Wonderful Vashti 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm January 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm #

    So sad, Vashti. Very touching

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 7:55 pm #

      It is sad but writing about it helps me cope. My father passed away yesterday.

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben January 27, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

    God Bless you. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Al Lane January 27, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Heartbreaking…

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm #

      It is very painful and as you know writing and poetry are good ways to deal with the pain. My dad passed away yesterday.

      Like

  5. Gayl January 27, 2017 at 6:54 pm #

    Vashti, my heart goes out to you. That is so hard…. Your haiku is heartbreakingly beautiful! Blessings to you, dear one.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:03 pm #

      Thank you Gayl. It does my heart good that you like it. My father passed away yesterday. He went peacefully and I guess we can’t ask for more.

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      • Gayl January 29, 2017 at 8:41 pm #

        Peacefully is the best way to go, I guess. My mom went peacefully on a Sat. morning in April of last year. I pray you will be comforted.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:49 pm #

        Oh, I’m so sorry for your loss, Gayle. ❤ xx

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Letty January 27, 2017 at 9:17 pm #

    Increadibly touching. Love you my cousin, and feel you heart ache. ❤️

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

      Hi Letty. I know that you understand my pain because you’ve lost so much. I admire your strength more than ever. Thank you. ❤ xx

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  7. Denis1950 January 28, 2017 at 2:05 am #

    Stay strong Vashti I am sure your father is silently connecting with you as you sit beside him.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

      I did feel that he could hear me. He passed away yesterday. His face had a serene expression at the end. He went peacefully.

      Like

  8. Wild Daffodil January 28, 2017 at 5:27 am #

    Much love Vashti. Such a moving poem. ❤

    Liked by 2 people

  9. whippetwisdom January 28, 2017 at 6:48 am #

    Sending love and hugs 💖 xxx

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  10. Olga January 28, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    I too witnessed my father at the end of his days. A difficult emotional journey. Blessings to you and your family. ❤

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  11. nagrij January 28, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

    Very powerful words; well done.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. coldhandboyack January 28, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    So sorry to hear this.

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm #

      Thank you, my friend. My father passed away yesterday and I’m heartbroken but he went peacefully and I’m happy for that.

      Liked by 1 person

      • coldhandboyack January 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

        So sorry. That must be devastating, even though the peacefulness is comforting.

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      • Vashti Quiroz-Vega January 29, 2017 at 8:43 pm #

        It’s heart-wrenching and surreal––I don’t have a father anymore. Everyone has to go through this at some point. 😦

        Liked by 1 person

  13. Denis1950 January 29, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    My thoughts are with you Vashti.

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  14. radhikasreflection January 29, 2017 at 9:20 pm #

    So sorry to hear about your father Vashti. A very difficult time for you and your family. Take care!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 3, 2017 at 3:36 pm #

      It is very difficult and unfortunately, it’s something we all have to go through. 😦 I will, thank you.

      Liked by 1 person

  15. dgkaye January 29, 2017 at 9:44 pm #

    Oh Vashti. I hesitated to hit ‘like’ here. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Sending you peaceful thoughts. ❤ xo

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 3, 2017 at 3:38 pm #

      I know what you mean. I feel the same way when I read a sad post on FB or on a blog. Thank you for the kind words. I appreciate it very much. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • dgkaye February 3, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

        Big hugs to you Vashti. ❤ ❤ ((xx)))

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  16. jaye22 February 1, 2017 at 11:42 am #

    Hi Beautiful Vashti, so, so sorry for your loss, I feel your pain the man I called Dad died nearly a year ago and it feel so strange as his birthday would have been on the 8th of this month. Sending you oodles of hugs, positive vibes and healing hugs. Take each day as it comes good or bad, my heart goes out to you. Heartfelt post x x x x

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 3, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Oh no 😦 I’m so sorry for your loss as well. I wish you lots of strength and peace on the day of his birthday. Thank you for the kind words and healing hugs. ❤ xoxo

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  17. Prakash Hegade February 2, 2017 at 10:44 am #

    I am so sorry to hear that. May his soul rest in peace. You have put a very nice dedication poem there!

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  18. oneta hayes February 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

    The poem is so touching and well done. So sorry for the loss of your father. Irreplaceable!

    Liked by 2 people

  19. magarisa February 6, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Vashti. A heartbreaking, beautiful haiku.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Scott Andrew Bailey February 6, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    Sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and keep them close to your heart.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. sunphant February 6, 2017 at 5:21 pm #

    Such a beautiful and touching dedication to your father. So sorry to hear of your loss.

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Janice February 8, 2017 at 6:49 pm #

    I am very sorry to hear of your father ‘s passing. Your haiku reflections are beautiful.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. willowdot21 February 9, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    Oh! Vashti I am so sorry for your loss. You have expressed it all so beautifully. 💝💜

    Liked by 2 people

  24. Joy Lenton February 10, 2017 at 6:22 am #

    Vashti, I am so sorry for your loss. These achingly beautiful words reveal the pain you are in and the depth of feeling for your father. Rest well, take all the time you need to grieve. Thinking of you. Love, hugs and prayers. xo

    Liked by 2 people

  25. MaryHill February 11, 2017 at 10:04 am #

    I know the depth of your sorrow. My father died in 1999. It is mind altering and life-changing. Know that I am praying for you in this time.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega February 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm #

      I appreciate your prayers, Mary. I’m sorry for your loss as well. It is mind altering and life changing for sure. Thank you. ❤

      Like

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