Haiku Friday – Fate & Make

28 Jul

“Only you have control of your mood. Not others. You control yourself. Not others. You make your own decisions. Not others. You have control.”

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I think fate is like a river; you can allow the current to push you along and control where you end up or you can become a strong swimmer and swim against the current.


by Vashti Q

Your future’s not set

Our fate’s more vast than the sea

Forge your own outcome

Reach for that spark within you

And release your inner self

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“You can’t force creatives into a box. If you try, they’ll no longer be creative. And no one will want your box.”

~ Ryan Lilly

Fate and Make 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.



Book Cover Reveal for The Fall of Lilith on Monday 7/31/17 –– last day of the month.

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Have a great day!




26 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Fate & Make”

  1. magarisa July 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm #


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  2. John W. Howell July 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm #

    Well done, Vashti. 🙂

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  3. Annette Rochelle Aben July 28, 2017 at 3:31 pm #

    Truer words were never spoken! ❤

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  4. olganm July 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm #

    Excellent! And very intrigued about your cover. Good luck, Vashti and happy weekend!

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    • Vashti Q July 28, 2017 at 4:11 pm #

      Hello Olga! Thank you do much, my friend. I’m excited to finally reveal the cover. Enjoy your weekend! ❤ xx


  5. Tina Frisco July 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm #

    Excellent, Vashti. I alternate between going with the flow and swimming against the current. It depends on where my destination lies. Love the book cover 💕

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    • Vashti Q July 29, 2017 at 1:09 am #

      Hi Tina! Thank you. You seem to have a good balance. The cover reveal will be on Monday. That’s just something I made to promote it.😊

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      • Tina Frisco July 29, 2017 at 3:25 pm #

        Talk about reading but not registering … I even wondered why ‘Book Cover Reveal’ was above your name! Let me be an example for all those who think they can do without their reading glasses 🙂

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      • Vashti Q July 29, 2017 at 9:15 pm #

        It happens. That also happens when you’re trying to do too much at once––it’s happened to me. 😉 xx

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  6. Natalie Ducey July 29, 2017 at 10:20 am #

    Love this, Vashti! So very true. ❤️

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  7. Olga July 29, 2017 at 9:12 pm #

    Love the first two lines, Vashti. ‘Our fate’s more vast than the sea.’ A dreamer’s challenge. Good luck on being a strong swimmer and your new book. ❤

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  8. dgkaye July 30, 2017 at 11:26 pm #

    Love the inspiration and the book cover Vashti. 🙂 ❤

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  9. robbiesinspiration August 1, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    A great sentiment in this post, Vashti, and I loved the poem.

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    • Vashti Q August 1, 2017 at 3:03 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie. I can see why you relate to this post––you are one of those creatives that cannot be forced into a box. It’s clear that you’ve taken control of your fate. 😀 xx


  10. myexpressionofthoughtsblog August 10, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Inspiring and magnificently described

    Liked by 1 person


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