Woven Lies – Haiku

In Response To:

Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #257 – Rip & Mend

MLMM Heeding Haiku With Chevrefeuille – Spiderweb – The theme for this week to create a haiku or haibun about is “spiderweb”


the truth will rip through

spiderweb of woven lies

to mend a webbed soul

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Summer Waves – Haibun

Written In Response To:

Frank J. Tassone Haikai Challenge (6/8/19):  fragrant breeze (kunpuu) – This week, write the haikai poem of your choice (haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, haiga, renga, etc.) that alludes to a fragrant breeze (kunpuu). And even though it has already passed, you may also allude to the 75th D-Day Anniversary.

Spring path.

Oftentimes we have summer in our soul and at other times we do not depending on our “spiritual seasons.”  And for some depending on where they live they get to enjoy a whole entire season of summer outside. But for some of us who live in a different type of area, even though the season is called “summer” the weather contradicts the definition of that word.  Then when there is an actual summer day, warm with calm winds, because of trials inside it is the dead of Winter. But the good news is if the soul clings tight to Hope’s surfboard and breathes the waves will hush because it embraced the dark shadow, redeemed it and so becomes whole to once again have summer in the soul…which is the good that always comes from each and every season embraced.

riding the season

whether inside or outside

fragrant breeze kissed

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The Road To Serenity – Haibun

Written In Response To:

V.J.’s Weekly Challenge # 50: Acceptance –  This week, examine the role that acceptance plays in your life. So looking forward to your responses.  

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #89 – PROMPT:  You could write a story or an anecdote with a Haiku as part of it. A Haibun or Alternating verse and poetry, of course works.

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Over thirty-one years ago when I entered Alcoholics Anonymous to begin my journey with God, the “old timers” (very wise men of God), kept telling me over and over again to read page 449 in the back of the AA Big Book. So I looked it up and this is what it said;


“And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.  When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation–some fact of my life–unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.  Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and my attitudes.”  


Over the years that first line would come to mind whenever I was struggling with problems and it would remind me that the only way to acceptance is through humble surrender to my powerlessness…  


surrender to know

lack of power in all things

soul’s empowerment


The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous is only 164 pages.  The rest are wonderful stories that people from way back when shared and the wisdom gained through their experiences.

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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

courage to change the things I can and

the wisdom to know the difference.

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