21 Dec

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Today’s poem is inspired by my latest novel, Son of the Serpent. We can’t choose who our parents are, and while some of us are blessed with fathers who are caring, supportive, loyal and willing to accept us for who we are, and mothers who are patient, nurturing, gentle, and willing to give us unconditional love, there are others who are not so lucky.

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In Son of the Serpent, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts another fascinating glimpse into the dark, compelling world of fallen angels and demons, revealing more about their untold stories.

The war in heaven might be over, but the ambitions of the fallen angel Lilith reach far across the roots of history. Will there be a being powerful enough to stop her evil influence before the destruction of mankind?

Dracúl knows he is the son of Satan, but the rest of his memory has been taken from him. Alone and frightened, he awakens in a forest, beginning a quest to piece together who he is. The world he encounters is cruel, but he yearns to belong and find companionship. With each step he takes, another missing piece of his memory falls into place, revealing a truth that is ever more troubling . . .

A truth that will turn his quest for meaning into one fueled by the hot-blooded thirst for revenge. A truth that leads him to Lilith, the most wicked and ruthless of fallen angels and one he soon will have every reason to hate. His quest will consume him, perhaps ruin his life, but somehow Dracúl is determined to find both belonging and vengeance—to be good, in spite of his evil nature and the dark secrets that haunt him every step of the way.


*Today I am sharing an Etheree poem. The poetry form, Etheree, consists of 10 lines of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 syllables. Etheree can also be reversed and doubled.


If You Would Only Love Me




my laments

like a prayer

My heart wing its way

to a place with no hate

far from your indifference

where I can pretend to be loved

One kind word, a warm embrace from you

would have been rays of sunshine on my heart

What was it in me that you hated so?

An innocent of pure heart was I

A sad and lonely child longing

only for his mother’s love

But what does a serpent

Know of love? Mother.

I would have done


for your


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Illustration for Son of the Serpent by Scarlett Fawn

Son of the Serpent is the 2nd volume and 3rd book in the Fantasy Angels Series. This is a High Fantasy/Paranormal novel sprinkled with Romance and Horror aimed at an 18+ audience. Although there are scenes in the book loosely based on stories from the bible and Jewish scriptures this is not a religious book. This book is a combination of legends, folklore, and mythology intertwined into an original plot, with distinctive characters and extraordinary fantasy world-building.

Fly and Sing 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, Etheree 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.


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Have a lovely day, everyone!

29 Responses to “POETRY FRIDAY ~ Fly & Sing”

  1. D.L Finn, Author December 21, 2018 at 2:57 pm #

    I loved the poem and how it flowed. It reminded me of an ocean wave. Merry Christmas Vashti xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 1:50 pm #

      Hello Denise. What a lovely way to describe the flow. I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. Happy Christmas weekend❣️

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  2. olganm December 21, 2018 at 3:05 pm #

    A very inspired poem, Vashti. Have a great weekend and a lovely holiday season. ♥

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm #

      I’m so glad you think so, Olga. Thank you very much and you have a wonderful holiday season too. 💗


  3. Kester James Finley December 21, 2018 at 3:09 pm #

    Great poem, thank you for sharing! Hope all is well and may you and yours have a truly magical Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 1:58 pm #

      Hi Kester! I’m glad you liked the Etheree. I’m getting better every day. Thank you. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season❣️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Priscilla Bettis December 21, 2018 at 3:34 pm #

    I didn’t know what an etheree is. Nice job! Aw, cute cartoon Santa version of you, merry Christmas!

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      Hi Priscilla. I’m glad I was able to show you something new. I learned about this style of poetry from Colleen’s Poetry Challenge and loved it. I’m happy you enjoyed it. The little cartoons are Bitmoji. Happy Christmas weekend! 😊💕


  5. Jill Weatherholt December 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

    Wonderful poem, Vashti! Thank you for sharing it with us. Take care of yourself and have a safe and happy holiday. Merry Christmas! ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:07 pm #

      It’s my pleasure to share it. It was an emotional experience to write it. Sometimes I feel too much for my characters. I’m taking it one day at a time but feeling better every day. Thank you very much, Jill❣️ Merry Christmas!

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  6. balroop2013 December 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm #

    Your poem is a perfect yearning for Dracul! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas Vashti. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:10 pm #

      Yay! I’m happy you think so, Balroop, since you read the book. I really felt for Dracúl while writing it. Thank you. Wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous holiday season! ♥️xo


  7. specialk718 December 21, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

    Awwww i feel sorry for him!

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      I felt for him too. The poem was difficult to write. Have a happy Christmas weekend!


  8. Annika Perry December 22, 2018 at 3:45 am #

    Vashti, a superb etheree with great flow and power! Wishing you a lovely break and a brilliant and creative New Year! Xx

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:15 pm #

      I’m happy you enjoyed the Etheree, Annika. Thank you for the Christmas and wonderful New Year’ wish! Wishing you the same and more❣️

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  9. Natalie Ducey December 22, 2018 at 8:46 am #

    Amazing, Vashti! So beautifully sad. Wishing you and yours a joyous, peaceful Christmas. And big cheers to a fabulous 2019! XO

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:22 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, Natalie! I was feeling for Dracúl while writing this poem. Thank you for the wonderful holiday wishes. I wish for only the best to come to you and your loved ones this holiday season. Happiness, good health, good fortune, and love for 2019 and all the years to come. ♥️ xo

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  10. Annette Rochelle Aben December 22, 2018 at 9:33 am #

    I felt as though the writing muse was blushing when I read this. YOU have such a way with words! ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

      I feel like my heart is glowing, right now. Your comments always touch me. Thank you for being you, my friend❣️ Happy Christmas weekend and nothing but love, happiness, good health and good fortune for 2019 and all the years after. 😚💕

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  11. Colleen Chesebro December 22, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Fabulous poetry and introduction to your newest release. I hope you are on the mend and feeling better every day, dear Vashti. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      I am definitely on the mend now. I can feel it. I’m feeling stronger and better every day. I appreciate your kindness and support throughout, my friend. I’m happy you enjoyed the poem. Wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous holiday season and a happy, healthy, love-filled 2019 and beyond❣️

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      • Colleen Chesebro December 22, 2018 at 4:21 pm #

        So happy you are feeling better, Vashti. That made my day! Hugs and love to you and yours. ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 23, 2018 at 2:03 pm #

      ❤ xo

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  12. dgkaye December 22, 2018 at 8:52 pm #

    Love to see you back around blogland Vashti. And loved the poem. Sadly, I think Dracul and me have something in common. Happy holidays my friend. ❤

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    • Vashti Q December 23, 2018 at 2:06 pm #

      Yes, unfortunately you do. 😦 Thank you, my friend. Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  13. rijanjks December 26, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    The poem is amazing, Vashti! First off, that is a difficult type of poetry and you mastered it! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas! Hugs!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q December 27, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi Jan. Thank you very much. I had a lovely and peaceful Christmas with my family, at my brother’s house. I hope you had a great one too. I’m happy you liked the Etheree. Hugs and kisses! ❤ xo

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