Haiku Friday – Chance & Equal

23 Mar

Hi, everyone! I hope you are all doing well.

I’ll be heading to the gym in a little while. I’m sore all over but my trainer will have no mercy on me––and that’s why I love her (wink-wink). I needed someone that wouldn’t take any of my BS. Afterward, I’ll be back to pounding on my keyboard. Well, after I walk the dog and take a shower. I don’t know why, I wanted to share some mundane info. with you today––sorry about that. Have a lovely weekend!


Chance and Equal 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.

“The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality.”

~Elizabeth Cady Stanton

International_Women_Month-Poetry-Haiku_Friday-Vashti Quiroz Vega-Vashti Q-The Writer Next Door-tanka

Dear Equality,

If everyone had

the same schooling and money

would we be equal?

Would that ever happen here?

Will they ever take that chance?

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Clip Art from Pinterest

“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

~Kofi Annan

23 Responses to “Haiku Friday – Chance & Equal”

  1. Billy Ray Chitwood March 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    SMILE! You’re on Chitwood’s hidden candid camera! ♥ 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. robbiesinspiration March 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm #

    An interesting question, Vashti. We are all motivated by different things so you will never have exact monetary equality. Some people will be richer in spiritual and emotional things and others in physical and monetary things. The gap would be closer, however, in a more perfect world.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm #

      Excellently written, Robbie. I completely agree. While some wish for power and money others wish for peace and happiness, which we know does not come from money alone. The more I travel the more I realize how similar we all are. Maybe some day the World Wide Web will close the gap.

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  3. D.L Finn, Author March 23, 2018 at 2:25 pm #

    Good question Vashti! I like to think we are headed in the right direction…

    Hope you had a good workout and walk with dog:) Have a great weekend!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 3:45 pm #

      My legs feel like wet noodles, but that’s how I like it. I need to feel like I worked out. Ha, ha. Hopefully we are headed in the right direction. Sometimes I feel that way and then something happens that makes me feel otherwise. Have a lovely weekend, my friend! 😀 xx

      Liked by 2 people

  4. olganm March 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm #

    Enjoy (?) the gym. A great topic for the haiku. And a great question. Have a lovely weekend, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm #

      Hi Olga! I can’t say that I enjoyed the workout, but I love the feeling after a good workout. Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      • olganm March 24, 2018 at 6:26 am #

        I know what you mean! Sometimes I get into “the zone” and I just keep going. I sometimes get pretty good ideas while working out. Enjoy your wekend!

        Liked by 1 person

  5. Linda Mims March 23, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    I love your Haiku Fridays. Hopefully, #MeToo is going to help move women forward more than anything since the suffrage movement!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm #

      Aw, thank you, Linda! I’m happy that you do. Yes, I’m hopeful too about #MeToo. Let us see what happens. 😀 xx


  6. Annette Rochelle Aben March 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm #

    Ooh, sister, sister… Love the idea of the merciless trainer AND the reminder that we have to keep the main thing, the main thing.. EQUALITY

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 8:43 pm #

      Ha, ha! She certainly is that and more. I just don’t understand what the hold up is––if a group of people do the same job, the same way, with the same results, pay them the same amount of money! What’s the confusion? I don’t get it. Oh well. :/ Glad you liked the post, my friend.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Gwen Plano March 23, 2018 at 7:35 pm #

    I love this, Vashti! My mom was one of the many “Rosie the Riveters,” so I particularly love your emphasis and the image. Fantastic job!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q March 23, 2018 at 8:45 pm #

      That’s cool! That makes me even happier that you approve. 😀 xx


  8. dgkaye March 25, 2018 at 1:09 am #

    ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. mihrank March 25, 2018 at 1:29 am #

    Vashti – this is so difficult and hard question – I can say in regard your title “In case you never get a second chance: don’t be afraid!” “And what if you do get a second chance?” “You take it!”

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 26, 2018 at 7:58 pm #

      Thank you, Mino. Wise words and good advice. 😀 xx


  10. D. Wallace Peach March 27, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

    Good one, Vashti! I love the quote by Kofi Annan too. Women and teenagers can change the world. We are a force to be reckoned with.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q March 28, 2018 at 11:28 am #

      You said it, sister! 😉 I love that quote. It makes all the sense in the world. Thank you! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

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