Haiku Friday – Please & Tease

2 Jun

“Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.”

~Will Cuppy

There’s nothing wrong with making people happy. I enjoy making people smile, laugh––happy. I love that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you make someone happy. What I do believe is wrong is when people obsess about making everyone happy. That’s impossible.

Originality is really important to me and sometimes when you think outside the box some people get uncomfortable. I can’t worry about that. When I write a short story, poem or novel my main ambition is to please myself. That being said, it is important to me that people enjoy my work. That’s why I put everything I got into everything I do. But I won’t be shocked when someone isn’t pleased.

“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”

~ Jim Carrey

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Illustration by Andrew Ferez (25kartinok | DeviantArt)

Trying to be all

In the eyes of some people

You’ll always fall short

Trying to please all

You were not true to yourself

A mock of your charm

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Illustration by Andrew Ferez (25kartinok | DeviantArt)

Please and Tease 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.

Happy Friday and great weekend all!

34 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Please & Tease”

  1. Annette Rochelle Aben June 2, 2017 at 5:39 pm #


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  2. Ritu June 2, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    Very good Vashti!

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  3. magarisa June 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm #

    Wise words! Happy Friday and weekend to you, Vashti.

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  4. olganm June 3, 2017 at 5:21 am #

    Absolutely, Vashti. Ultimately, by trying to please everybody we don’t please anybody. Love the art. The cathedral typewriter is incredible. Happy weekend!

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    • Vashti Q June 3, 2017 at 11:12 am #

      Well said, Olga. I agree. Love the art too. Andrew Ferez is the artist––very good. Thank you! 🙂


  5. Al Lane June 3, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    Both thought-provoking and poetic, as ever ♥

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  6. Olga June 3, 2017 at 1:13 pm #

    Wisdom of the dragons. ❤

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  7. Frank June 3, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

    their pleas for teas left
    a bitter aftertaste

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  8. Sunni Morris June 3, 2017 at 11:32 pm #

    I totally agree with you, Vashti. We should always write to please ourselves and hope others will enjoy the stories.

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    • Vashti Q June 4, 2017 at 1:49 pm #

      Hi Sunni! I think that’s the only way I know how to do it anyway. Thank you, my friend! 😀


  9. Tina Frisco June 4, 2017 at 3:02 am #

    You rock, girlfriend! I read this twice so it would sink in. Just call me a work in progress 🙂 Love the images ♥

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    • Vashti Q June 4, 2017 at 1:56 pm #

      Thank you Tina! That means a lot coming from you. 🙂 I believe that all artists are a ‘work in progress’ because we’re constantly learning and evolving. If you don’t believe it read something you wrote 5 years ago. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. The illustrator is Andrew Ferez. He’s fantastic––what an imagination. ❤ xx

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      • Tina Frisco June 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm #

        Oh, I believe it, Vashti. Some of my earlier pieces are buried in a time capsule for the amusement of posterity 🙂 ❤

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  10. Bettie G June 4, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Very good thoughts! Trying to please everyone becomes a trap!

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    • Vashti Q June 4, 2017 at 1:58 pm #

      Absolutely! Don’t let anyone stand in the way of your sparkle, Bettie. 😉 xx


  11. dgkaye June 4, 2017 at 6:06 pm #

    Wonderful insight shared here Vashti. It’s not dissimilar to a book. No matter how much we hope everyone will read it, no book will appeal to everyone. 🙂 ❤ P.S. I'm reblogging your feature of me tomorrow. ❤

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    • Vashti Q June 4, 2017 at 7:29 pm #

      You’re right, it is the same with books. No matter how well written a book is it won’t be for everyone. Thank you❣️

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  12. Juggling Real Food (@JugglngRealFood) June 7, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

    Vashti, you may not please everyone, but you sure do please a lot of people. Your writing is incredible. I always enjoy stopping by for a read.

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    • Vashti Q June 7, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Christina! That was the sweetest comment ever! You just made my night. Thank you so much! ❤ xx


  13. April G June 11, 2017 at 9:29 am #

    Always enjoy your writing! Happy Friday!

    Your Turn it Up Tuesday CoHost!

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    • Vashti Q June 11, 2017 at 1:59 pm #

      Hi April!! I’m so happy to hear from you. Aw, thank you that means a lot. I hope you’ve been having a great weekend. Happy Sunday! ❤


  14. Denis1950 June 13, 2017 at 9:52 pm #

    A haiku of wisdom Vashti. Another one for the politicians of the world.

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