Category Archives: Haiku

Welcome to our world!


She came out in all her glory, victorious amidst all the others. A princess indeed to add her part and matter on this side of eternity! This is for you Princess aka Baby Isaiah Etuk and all the new-born babies coming out or have arrived!

A Princess Popped out!

Surviving much blood

Pushed through matrix cheering loud

Hey world, See who’s here!

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Fresh wind delight


I missed out on this challenge last week but decided to attempt it all the same.
My second haiku is in appreciation of my daughter Imani Naomi. Naomi means “pleasant, beautiful, delightful”

Swinging Leaves

With more than a tease

The soft wind swings fresh leaves to

And fro, oh! Such bliss

You are…

A breath of fresh air

Delightsome, showing you care

My sweet Imani!


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Light at the Top!


Congratulations Ronovan on the 100th Haiku challenge, there’s light at the top!

End of the Tunnel

Keep on going dear

Dark it seems, but there is light

Waiting at the crack.

The Flight


Makes my head go light

Despite being first-class


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Standing, not Fallen Flags


Many men and women have sacrificed their lives and loves for the love of their Country, to ensure the safety of their people, lands and borders. Sometimes, we celebrate them, other times we immortalize them. Ronovan’s challenge for today to me is a call to celebrate them

Heroes Past

Half-mast flags mean sad

Lives cut in prime and duty

…Decorated dead

Not Forgotten

We celebrate you

Though gone, your good deeds we praise

As our flags we raise

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Controlling the Chase


Much as I love the control part, I believe in freedom…letting people express themselves. However, it is good to know when to engage or apply your control. Thank you Ronovan for another

Tongue Power

Bridle my tongue Lord

It seeks a journey of hurt

One I can’t afford


A Longing Unassuaged

Like the leather strap

Holding sole to the ankle

My soul chases you!

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When nature breathes


Colleen will be super thrilled about these words… I tried painting a forest with fairies, but the magic is in the waterfalls. Thank you Ronovan.


Glowing upon thee

The illusion beckons me

Come and be set free

Magic of the gods

Of celestial beings

Toying with lives and loving

Sparks, deceive the simple

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Speed of Love & Loss


I don’t know if it’s the weather or Ronovan is on the speed highway this season with his writings, but I’m loving the challenges.

The Loss

Passed with lightning speed

Before any could say watch out…

Buried as tears fall.


Gaining Grounds

At first sight clouds form

Swiftly two hearts beat as one

Enjoying warm rain.


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Unleash …


It’s all fiery and red with today’s challenge Thank you Ronovan for the joy the challenges bring.


You nag till I run

Your hatred for good ‘entice’

Consuming life ere it forms


Inner dragon hides

Breathing fire flaunting strength

None dares to call her.

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Field of gems!


I can’t believe I missed last week’s challenge. But you know me, I’m not giving up on that opportunity to explore a world of precious stones, moments and tribute!

Keep Digging

Sprawling field stretches

Looking commonplace hiding

The gems underneath

You are…

Precious to me, child…

Than diamonds, purer than pearls

I’d go nuts losing.

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Sun, Moon…& Stars!


This week’s Haiku reminded me so much of the song “Great is Thy Faithfulness” I tried to capture that song in the second Haiku titled ‘Harmony’. Beyond that, Sun, Moon and Stars (my addition) always speaks of love, mystery, hide and seek and you know wink

Love Games

Oh! That I might bask

In the warmth of your sweet love

To daydream non-stop!


Sun, Moon and Stars in

Their courses above join in

One nation to praise

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Harmony For Youth

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