Haiku Friday – Heart & Need

13 Oct

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Heart and Need 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 love people. People of all races, colors, and creeds. I don’t believe in absolutes. There are good, kind people from every race and religion, just like there are evil ones. We can’t judge an entire country or race, because of the actions of some. If we were all judged by the terrible deeds done by others of our race, religion, country––none of us would be blameless. We would all be condemned.

Evil comes in all colors, races, religions, and gender––and so does worthiness.

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Bronze, fair or rosy

We all have crimson hearts

All people need love

Brown, olive, swarthy

High color, peaches-and-cream

All our lives matter

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“ALL lives matter. Truth be told, we are all a composite of every color out there, so the only thing that separates us, is our own mind.”

––Annette Rochelle Aben

Let’s be kind to one another. Have a great weekend, everyone!


I just received my first ever “Death Threat” for this post! The alien person that sent me the threat must be from another planet, because this post speaks of  love for ALL mankind.

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38 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Heart & Need”

  1. olganm October 13, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    So true! Happy Friday, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Natalie Ducey October 13, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

    Beautiful and poignant, Vashti! Such a lovely start to the weekend. 🙂 Cheers! XO

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 13, 2017 at 11:22 pm #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Natalie. Cheers to you too! ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  3. John W. Howell October 13, 2017 at 7:25 pm #

    Lovely thoughts today, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. D.L Finn, Author October 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm #

    Perfectly said and much needed! Love the pics and poem! Happy Friday the 13th!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 13, 2017 at 11:24 pm #

      Aw, thank you, my friend. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Have a peaceful night and wonderful weekend! ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Teagan R. Geneviene October 14, 2017 at 6:25 am #

    Well said, Vashti. And that is a fabulous, generous offer on the Fall of Lilith. Happy weekend hugs!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q October 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Hi Teagan! I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend. Thank you very much! You know, I’m trying to encourage those book reviews. 😉 Hugs&Kisses ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  6. Marje @ Kyrosmagica October 14, 2017 at 8:52 am #

    Absolutely 100% the case. Happy Saturday Vashti. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Billy Ray Chitwood October 14, 2017 at 9:55 am #

    You put a big warm smile on my face! Thoughts to live by! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 14, 2017 at 3:51 pm #

      Hi Billy! You warmed my heart with your comment. I’m so happy to see so many like-minded people in my circles. It’s a big relief. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  8. dgkaye October 14, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

    This was heartfelt and beautiful Vashti. And good luck with the promo! 🙂 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Colleen Chesebro October 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm #

    Love, love, love this. Hugs, Vashti! ❤️❤️❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  10. teandpaper October 14, 2017 at 8:02 pm #

    Love your post, the world really needs to be reminded of it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q October 16, 2017 at 10:32 am #

      Now more than ever, I think. I’ve never seen this much animosity between races and religions in my life. It’s very sad and can be very disheartening. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Annette Rochelle Aben October 16, 2017 at 8:55 am #

    Very well put! ALL lives matter. truth be told, we are all a composite of every color out there, so the only thing that separates us, is our own mind. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q October 16, 2017 at 10:34 am #

      Wow Annette! You’re a wizard of words! That is beautiful, my friend. ❤ xx

      Liked by 2 people

  12. Billy Ray Chitwood October 16, 2017 at 4:43 pm #

    Here’s your BIG SMILE! ♥

    Liked by 1 person

  13. D. Wallace Peach October 19, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

    Wonderful statement and haiku, Vashti. Not quite what I’d expect on Friday the 13th – much better!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Tina Frisco October 20, 2017 at 12:24 am #

    So beautiful, Vashti. Hugs to my friend with the sweet compassionate soul ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm #

      Aw, hugs and kisses, Tina. It takes one to know one. 😉 ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  15. jaye22 October 23, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

    Hi Vashti, I totally agree with you, you certainly know just how to choose the right words to put such an important and delicate subject across. Thank you honey & by the way I have purchased “The Fall of Lilith” it’s on my list to read soon x x x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 24, 2017 at 2:14 pm #

      Hello, my friend! I thought long and hard before writing this little piece. I prefer not offending anyone if I can help it. But if I feel that something needs to be said, I will say it no matter what. It’s time people stop blaming entire nations, races, and religions for what a minority of people do.
      Yay! I’m so happy you got The Fall of Lilith! I can’t wait to read your opinion on it, but I’m not rushing you. 😉 xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • jaye22 October 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm #

        So true Vashti and thank you big hugs 🤗🤗🤗

        Liked by 2 people


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