Haiku Friday – Press & Touch

19 Jan

Hi everyone! A very warm welcome to my blog!


Press and Touch 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.

My inspiration for this week’s prompt words is Rogue, a member of the X-Men, which goes to show that inspiration can come from anywhere. Here’s a little background on her, for those of you who are not Marvel fans.

Rogue is part of a subspecies of humans called mutants, who are born with superhuman abilities. Rogue has the involuntary ability to absorb and sometimes also remove the memories, physical strength, and superpowers of anyone she touches. Therefore, Rogue considers her powers to be a curse. For most of her life, she limited her physical contact with others, including her on-off love interest, Gambit.

Continue reading . . . 

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ROGUE by Selene Regener (Selenada – DeviantART)

The Untouchable Rogue (X-Men)

I am much affected

for I can’t lay hands on you

My touch would kill you

Why go on living?

Life’s a hollow word for me

without your caress

Fear leads me to shun your warmth

In decrepit gloves I touch

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Gambit & Rogue (X-Men)

Have a happy Friday!

25 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Press & Touch”

  1. D.L Finn, Author January 19, 2018 at 11:54 am #

    I admit I am an X-men fan and Rogue:) Great Haiku honoring her and those mutants:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 19, 2018 at 11:57 am #

      I’m a huge Marvel, X-Men, Rogue fan and I don’t care who knows it! Ha, ha! Thank you very much, my friend. Have a happy Friday and weekend!

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  2. robbiesinspiration January 19, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    I don’t know X-men or Rogue, Vashti, but I did enjoy your poems.

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    • Vashti Q January 19, 2018 at 12:57 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie! I gave a little background on her. Could you imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t touch your loved ones, because you will hurt them? That’s got to be rough. I’m happy you enjoyed the haiku and tanka. Have a great weekend! ❤ xx

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  3. coldhandboyack January 19, 2018 at 12:05 pm #

    Casual observers don’t see the tragedy behind many of the superheroes. Rogue is a great example.

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    • Vashti Q January 19, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

      You are right, my friend. These are complex characters that sometimes tackle very real issues. I read that Rogue eventually learns to control her powers. That’s great for Gambit. 😉 xx

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  4. Kester James Finley January 19, 2018 at 12:10 pm #

    Total comic junkie, love the X-Men and so many more. You did a great job with the haiku in Rogue’s honor, sums her and her inner conflict when it comes to love and touch, beautifully! I’m team Kitty Pryde, but I can still enjoy it hehe, great job!

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    • Vashti Q January 19, 2018 at 1:05 pm #

      Ha, ha! I like Kitty Pryde too! It’s so cool how she can walk through walls. I wish I could do that, then again, maybe it’s a good thing I can’t. He, he. 😉 Thank you so much, Kester! You always leave the coolest comments! Have a great weekend! ❤ xx

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  5. Annette Rochelle Aben January 19, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    That tugged at my heart strings… What a situation in which to be. Fne job on telling the tale with your poetry. Thank YOU !

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    • Vashti Q January 20, 2018 at 3:49 pm #

      Thank you, Annette! To touch another and to feel another’s caress is very necessary for human beings to thrive, I think. ❤


  6. olganm January 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    I have watched some of the movies but I think I must check them again. And I’m not much of a comic reader but great haiku.A sad state of affairs, indeed. Happy weekend, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q January 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm #

      You’d be surprised by the storylines in graphic novels and adult comics. The movies are great! You can pick up a lot of unique characteristics, quirks and traits for your characters watching movies like these. 😉


  7. Gwen Plano January 20, 2018 at 5:51 am #

    A story in just a few lines of verse…masterful! Have a great day, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 20, 2018 at 3:54 pm #

      Happy Saturday, Gwen! Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. ❤


  8. dgkaye January 21, 2018 at 4:51 pm #

    Not familiar with Xmen stories, but once again, a creative and entertaining Haiku, Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 22, 2018 at 1:15 pm #

      Thank you, Debby! I’m glad you can appreciate it, even though you’re not familiar with the X-Men. ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  9. Natalie Ducey January 22, 2018 at 9:31 am #

    A powerful piece of art, Vashti. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Flossie Benton Rogers January 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm #

    Striking poem honoring the inimitable Rogue. Great job, Vashit!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q January 23, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

      Hi Flossie! It’s great to see you here! 😀 Thank you! ❤


  11. clickerwriter January 24, 2018 at 1:04 am #

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. Here is the link :


    Liked by 1 person


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