Haiku Friday – Chagrin & Joy

7 Apr

Welcome to The Writer Next Door and Happy Haiku Friday!


Chagrin and Joy 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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It boils within you

Anger takes and never gives

It’s a thief of joy

Do not let it steal pieces

Of who you desire to be

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Enjoy the weekend!

34 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Chagrin & Joy”

  1. magarisa April 7, 2017 at 11:47 am #

    What a wonderful reminder, Vashti. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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  2. Olga April 7, 2017 at 11:58 am #

    Words of wisdom to remember. Lovely presentation, Vashti. ❤

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  3. coldhandboyack April 7, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

    I love that last saying.

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  4. Al Lane April 7, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

    Wise and moving words, Vashti ❤

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  5. BettieG April 7, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    Beautiful graphics along with your beautiful words! And really good thoughts to remember too!

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  6. Joy Lenton April 7, 2017 at 4:00 pm #

    Great haiku and wise words, Vashti! Comparison is another culprit stalling our creativity. I love how you express the detrimental effect here:

    “Do not let it steal pieces
    Of who you desire to be”

    No, indeed! Fight for joy when anger strikes or envy eats away at your soul. Bless you, friend, for this timely word on joy. xo ❤

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 7, 2017 at 4:52 pm #

      Your name suits you so well because that’s what you send forth––lots of joy. You’re right about ‘comparison’ it’s the worst and I do it to myself all the time. It’s funny because I do not like to compare one person to another but I constantly compare myself and my work to that of others. I have to put an end to that bad habit. My grandma taught me early in life that envy and jealousy are wasteful emotions, so I’m not a jealous or envious person. I’m definitely going to fight for joy. ❤ xx

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  7. jaye22 April 7, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    Hi Vashti, love this post definitely one to remember and refer back to. Have a fab weekend 😊😊😊

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  8. Gayl April 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    Vashti, I love your haiku. It’s so full of truth. And your graphics are great! It’s true that stars shine brighter in the darkest nights. Blessings to you! Have a great weekend! xo

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  9. specialk718 April 7, 2017 at 7:38 pm #

    Needed that!! Off to enjoy my weekend! Enjoy yours as well! I can’t get enough of the pics w inspired writings!

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    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega April 8, 2017 at 5:57 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed them, Kat. They really are uplifting. Have fun! ❤ xx


  10. Janice April 7, 2017 at 10:52 pm #

    Great messages Vashti 🙂 runaway emotions can take us away from ourselves

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Sunni Morris April 8, 2017 at 12:12 am #

    Loved that one, Vashti. It’s something we should all remember.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. tracikenworth April 8, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Enjoyed these three!

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  13. jacquelineobyikocha April 8, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    A reminder we should have in front of our eye’s every day. Lovely haiku.

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  14. mihrank April 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm #

    your presentation is great wake up call and reminder, creative idea.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Denis1950 April 9, 2017 at 4:21 am #

    Such strong poetry Vashti a wonderful response to Ron’s challenge.

    Liked by 2 people

  16. dgkaye April 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm #

    Beautiful reminders Vashti. 😉 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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