Tag Archives: X-Men

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!

Haiku Friday – Beast & Day

6 Mar

Hello! A warm welcome to my blog. Thank you for visiting. Today’s prompt words for Haiku Friday come from RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge. Anyone can participate in Ronovan’s weekly haiku challenges (Mondays). It’s fun and his prompt words always tests one’s abilities. Today’s prompt words are Beast and Day.

When I read the words they immediately made me think of the new Avengers movie The Avengers: Age of Ultron coming May 1st, 2015. Yes––I’m a big “geek girl”. I can’t wait to see it! Anyway, here is my haiku. I hope you enjoy it.



Kelsey Grammer as Beast (X-Men)

Henry Philip “Hank” McCoy

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega


Blue fur, fangs, and claws

Reluctant beast awakens

New day for X-Men



A human mutant

Avenger and Defender

Man of science and art


Nerd Disclaimer: I know Beast will not be in the Avengers movie but once upon a time he was part of the Avengers in Marvel comics. So the prompt word “Beast” made me think of him.



Are you excited about the new Avengers movie? Who’s your favorite hero? Who’s your favorite X-Men? Did you read Marvel comics? Are you a geek? Are you a nerd?