Poetry Friday ~ Congregate & Passion

10 Aug

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog!

 

Today I wrote a two sentence Horror/Romance story and a Haiku. I’m not sure if the combination of these can be called a Haibun. I also wrote a Tanka. I hope you enjoy.

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Sprint Turned a Wrecked Car Into a Mangled Emoji for This ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Sculpture.

Each night on the stroke of midnight her young, dead husband would text her. His final message, the one found beside the body at the crash site, read, ‘Stop texting me. I’m driving’.

Final rendezvous

Fire ignited your obsession

A text snuffed it out

On a less tragic note . . . 

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Soft rosy petals

Your lips pressing against mine

Under a blanket of stars

In a place where there is love

Rendezvous in the moonlight

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Congregate and Passion are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer. *The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Thanks for the visit and have a happy Friday!

Don’t text and drive. 

61 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Congregate & Passion”

  1. Gwen Plano August 10, 2018 at 2:50 pm #

    Oh, My Goodness! Amazing verses! The use of rendezvous in each is brilliant. ♥

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 3:29 pm #

      Hi, Gwen! Thank you very much! Have a great Friday and weekend! ❤

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  2. Annette Rochelle Aben August 10, 2018 at 2:52 pm #

    Ooh, you are such a romantic! ❤

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  3. coldhandboyack August 10, 2018 at 3:13 pm #

    You’re so good at these. I’m continually amazed.

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 3:31 pm #

      Wow! Thank you for that, Craig! The admiration is mutual. Have a wonderful weekend! 😀 xx

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  4. awisewomansjourney August 10, 2018 at 3:15 pm #

    Really well written Vashti! Reads like a great romance novel! ❤

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

      A miniature one. Ha, ha. Thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed it. ❤

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  5. Indira August 10, 2018 at 3:25 pm #

    Great take.

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  6. olganm August 10, 2018 at 3:59 pm #

    Perfect and so different. And love the sculpture as well. Thanks, Vashti!

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 6:02 pm #

      Hi, Olga! I’m happy you enjoyed the post. I like the sculpture too. I think it was brilliant that they used a wrecked car to create an emoji. Hopefully the message of ‘Don’t text and drive’ will stick with the kids (and kids at heart). Thank you! 😀 xx

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  7. Cleopatra Trevilcock August 10, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    I am so proud of you!

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

      Hi, Cleo! Thank you very much! ❤ xx

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  8. lyndafiller August 10, 2018 at 7:05 pm #

    Hahahaha, that’s beyond creative. I LOVE it!!

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    • Vashti Q August 10, 2018 at 8:04 pm #

      Thank you, Lynda! I’m so happy you enjoyed it. Have a great weekend! ❤

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  9. Jill Weatherholt August 10, 2018 at 8:16 pm #

    You need to write for Harlequin, Vashti! LOL! Your creativity is amazing. Happy weekend! ❤

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    • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 11:23 am #

      I wish, Jill! Ha, ha! That’s very nice of you to say. Thank you very much! ❤ xx

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      • Jill Weatherholt August 11, 2018 at 12:20 pm #

        You could! Periodically, they offer contests within all of their lines..that’s how I got my foot in the door with them.

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      • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 12:44 pm #

        That sounds great! I’ll look into it. Thank you very much! 😀

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      • Jill Weatherholt August 11, 2018 at 1:51 pm #

        I’ll keep an eye out for you, too. ❤ Enjoy your weekend!

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      • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

        Aw, thank you. You have a great weekend too! ❤

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      • Jill Weatherholt August 11, 2018 at 3:16 pm #

        This page on Twitter is where they typically announce their contests, Vashti. @HarlequinSYTYCW ❤

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      • Vashti Q August 12, 2018 at 12:34 pm #

        Thank you, Jill! ❤

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  10. Colleen Chesebro August 10, 2018 at 9:45 pm #

    Vashti!! Both your Haibun/Senryu and your Tanka poem are spectacular. I love both of them. Your creativity is a joy to see each week. ❤

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    • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 11:25 am #

      Thank you for clarifying that, Colleen. And for your lovely compliment. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. ❤ xx

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      • Colleen Chesebro August 11, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

        You are a creative. I always enjoy your poetry and stories. ❤️

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      • Vashti Q August 12, 2018 at 12:41 pm #

        Thank you, Colleen. I appreciate that. I think we’re kindred spirits. ❤

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      • Colleen Chesebro August 12, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

        I agree. I know if someone gets my poetry or my writing, I’m ecstatic! I get your’s Vashti. ❤

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  11. Linda Mims August 10, 2018 at 11:13 pm #

    Vashti, timely message and the visual was great, too! You don’t disappoint.🤗

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    • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 11:31 am #

      Hi, Linda! Isn’t that emoji sculpture great? I’m a big advocate of ‘Don’t Text and Drive’. Thanks so much for the kind words, my friend! Enjoy the weekend! ❤ xx

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  12. balroop2013 August 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm #

    What a variety Vashti! Loved all the verses, they fit so well with each other and the story. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q August 11, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

      I’m happy you think so, Balroop! 😀 Thank you and enjoy your weekend!

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  13. yvettemcalleiro August 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    I love how you always touch upon such important topics. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q August 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm #

      Hi, Yvette! I try to add a little something about issues I find important, when I can. Thank you for noticing. 😀 xx

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  14. dgkaye August 11, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

    Wow, that was magical in your short story. It may warrant a longer one? And a most beautiful Haiku Vashti. I always enjoy reading your prose. ❤ xxx

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    • Vashti Q August 12, 2018 at 12:30 pm #

      Hi, Debby! I think some short stories have a bigger impact remaining short, but who knows. 😉 I’m always happy when you enjoy my post. Thank you so much. ❤ xx

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      • dgkaye August 13, 2018 at 10:09 am #

        I totally agree with you on powerful short stories! ❤

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  15. tracikenworth August 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm #

    Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide.

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  16. Adele Marie August 13, 2018 at 2:57 am #

    Loved this Vashti. xxx

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    • Vashti Q August 13, 2018 at 10:44 am #

      Hi, Adele! I’m so happy to see you! It’s wonderful that you enjoyed the post. Thank you! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  17. Ben, Munro buddy and budding dog-poet August 14, 2018 at 4:40 am #

    Oh my goodness, what a haunting emoji and powerful poem. I’m glad my people don’t drive and text. I’m a bit of a romantic too. I like the idea of rendezvousing with the dog of my dreams “under a blanket of stars”. I didn’t use the right one for the doggy gender because I think that word can be misused in people circles. Love Ben xx

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    • Vashti Q August 15, 2018 at 9:40 pm #

      Ha, ha! Yes! Thank you, Ben for not using the proper word for female dog on my blog. 😉 I think that emoji sculpture made from a wrecked car is very clever, the message is loud and clear. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. 😀

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  18. Olga August 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    Wow! The first one is so tragic. Sign of the times. Nicely written, Vashti. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q August 15, 2018 at 9:43 pm #

      Hi, Olga! I know, but it’s such a dumb way to die, because it’s so easily avoidable. The text can wait, at least until you’re stopped at a traffic light. Thank you! 😀 xx

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  19. mihrank August 16, 2018 at 2:38 am #

    Awwaa – this so amazing and nicely written and presented!!

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    • Vashti Q August 16, 2018 at 11:11 am #

      Thank you, Mino!I hope all is well on your end. All the best to you and your family. 😀 xx

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  20. D. Wallace Peach August 18, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

    Well done. Texting while driving makes no sense at all and the tragedy is too real. Your second poem is much more romantic – a result of getting home safely perhaps. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q August 20, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

      Thank you, Diana! You’re so right, I couldn’t agree more.
      Ah, ha, ha! Yes! It’s the result of saying it in person when you arrive home safely instead of texting it. 😉 xx

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  21. Darnell Cureton August 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm #

    Creative and romantic. Well done

    Liked by 1 person

  22. Janet Gogerty August 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

    Brilliant and poignant.

    Liked by 1 person

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