Haiku Friday – Secret & Burn

3 Mar

Welcome! It’s Haiku Friday!

Secret and Burn 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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Just One Kiss by SatelliteGhost (DeviantArt)

Our secret exposed

Romance reduced to ashes

I still burn for you

And will love you like a wolf

Secretly adores the moon

A woman, against her better judgement, entered into a relationship with a married man. She’s smart and knows relationships of this type rarely workout, if ever, but there was something about this man. She hoped things would end differently for her although, every fiber of her being warned her that it wouldn’t.

Now, the secret of their affair has been exposed and the man she had fallen in love with is begging his wife to forgive him. His words, ‘It was a mistake. She means nothing to me! You’re all that matters in my life. I love you. You are my wife.’ burned a hole in her chest that may never be healed.

Despite everything she saw and heard, regardless of the fact that he had abandoned and forgotten her and lives happily with his wife, in spite of the humiliation she endured, she still loved him and she missed their time together.

This is the lesson, while she continues to be secretly in love with this man, like the wolf’s love for the moon, her love will be unrequited. It’s best to respect another’s marriage/relationship even if they don’t, because it never ends well.

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Have a happy Friday!

31 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Secret & Burn”

  1. olganm March 3, 2017 at 2:18 pm #

    Perfect! Thanks, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Annette Rochelle Aben March 3, 2017 at 3:44 pm #

    That’s some powerful energy, the wolf and the moon! Howl second that emotion.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ardputerbaughaolcom March 3, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    oooo,,,,like a wolf secretly adores the moon…love this part. I read your author page. I had an imaginary friend, too, named Cowie. Don’t ask!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 4, 2017 at 10:53 am #

      Hello! Ha, ha! Cowie? I hope your friend wasn’t chunky. 😉 I guess us folks with big imaginations usually do. I’m glad you enjoyed the poem. 🙂


  4. micketalbot March 3, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Hello neighbour,
    Thanks for dropping by, love your haiku too.

    i’m into nature
    wolves howling at the moon
    where’s those clouds

    human nature love
    its hurtful or its so kind
    me 48 years a husband

    Liked by 1 person

  5. GiGi Eats Celebrities March 4, 2017 at 12:11 am #

    I do love my husband like that wolf loves the moon 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 4, 2017 at 10:56 am #

      Aww. You two make such a lovely and sweet couple. You guys look like you have a blast together. I wish you all the best! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Denis1950 March 4, 2017 at 12:13 am #

    Hmm Vashti, much variance there but I love the last 2 lines

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega March 4, 2017 at 10:58 am #

      Hi Denis! It’s a couple having a secret affair but the relationship was exposed and he was forced to end it. She’s still in love with him though. 🙂 Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. jaye22 March 4, 2017 at 12:09 pm #

    Hi Vashti very beautiful and filled with emotion x x x

    Liked by 1 person

  8. dgkaye March 6, 2017 at 10:53 pm #

    Howling in praise here Vashti. 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Olga March 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    The drama of getting involved with a married man. Sad! Loved how you used the wolf to express her never-ending love. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Melissa Gillan March 7, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    Beautiful but painful poem Vashti. I totally understood it, but also love the explanation that follows. You definitely have a unique style about you!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Prakash Hegade March 10, 2017 at 11:26 am #

    This one makes it too good – I still burn for you.

    That story piece talks everything else! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  12. magarisa March 21, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

    I can feel the girl’s yearning through your words. Beautifully written.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. sampritidasblog May 2, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    That was something very thoughtful… Its true we should respect others relationship

    Btw i am a new blogger and you can drop your views… And feel free to follow back.
    Thank u

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega May 5, 2017 at 12:10 pm #

      Hello! Thank you for dropping by and reading and leaving a comment. I appreciate it. I’ll swing by your blog and check it out. 😀


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