Back To Center

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Inspired by Hélène Vaillant – What Do You See? – 2/12/19

it starts with a question
followed by a step

but left or right
fast or slow

choose my instinct
or use my brain

a wrong turn here
the right opening there

following dead ends
escaping them eventually

wishing for shortcuts
realizing there are none

taking the time needed
to find my center

I Write Her Weekly Haiku Challenge #6

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Susi Bocks

Welcome back to my weekly challenge. It’s time to get your creative juices on again! So tell me, how would you interpret this image above?

Rules  

  • Create a standard three line, 5/7/5 syllable count haiku
  • Deadline for each submission will be on the Saturday of this week
  • Up to 3 pieces permitted
  • Link to this “IWH Haiku Challenge#”  on your post
  • Always give photo credit if there is one
  • Complete entry form below

Above all else, have fun with this! 🙂

SUBMIT ENTRY HERE

Here are the links to all the wonderful submissions I received last week. And they were WONDERFUL!!! Just WOW! Thank you to all who participated! I was gratefully immersed in all of your pieces.  🙂

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Ash D. Solomon – Lucid Being

 

Deepa – I write her – Syncwithdeep

Nan – Visions Unseen – Nan’s Notebook

Eugenia – Face to Face we Yearn – ThusNSuch

Tricksy T. Clanton – Low Queue Haikus – wordart by rawgod

Deborah – She Is Me – AWiseWomansJourney

Jim – Even With Gods – TheCommonAtheist

Candice – Sacred Venus 

Reena – Fears in my head – Reena Saxena

Hélène Vaillant – Clear Sight – Willow Poetry

Obvious Deception

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i’m not the enemy

wrong
you were never a friend

friends will…
listen
offer a shoulder to cry on
give tissues as needed
nurture
be excited to be with you
tell the truth
protect
support
engage
comfort
laugh with you
act like your #1 fan
shield you from oncoming shit
be ready and waiting

me having to stand up for myself
and up to you
proved once and for all
you were never willing
to give what should have
come so naturally

 

All Encompassing

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HK Photo Company – Unsplash

I recently read that the definition of love is liking, respecting and appreciating the authentic being of another. Aiding that person with cooperation during their life journey is another practice of loving someone. That sure sounds nice. But something that, on the surface, seems a little lacking when you think of how someone traditionally describes love. But let’s go with that for now.

Real friendships not only mean there are intense and deep feelings of like, respect and appreciation for each other but having real friends also means you enjoy that additional “I’ve got your back no matter what” mentality with them. Add to that, there is a level of honesty within that connection that occurs which you won’t find in connections more appropriately deemed acquaintances. Life would be harder for us if we didn’t have at least one of these kinds of friendship.

Intentional sexual connections can happen in isolated incidents, with fuck buddies or full-on committed relationships. Having these types of encounters are not only beneficial to us, but they are also enjoyable as well. Keep in mind, having any sexual encounter requires us to dictate what brings us pleasure in order for them to be satisfactory.

I’ve watched people talk about soulmates and “loving like I’ve never loved before” only to see it fizzle out fairly quickly. So were they either not in love, not friends or was it not understood that sex is fleeting and that in long term relationships without a committed effort, sex could become boring not understood to begin with? Of course, each relationship which comes to an end has many varied reasons for the demise but shouldn’t ones that we expect to be everlasting to have the qualities of love, real friendship, and sex?

And if we don’t have all these components as I mentioned above, why are we surprised that the relationships lacking one or more of them are possibly not as fulfilling as we’d like them to be?

I welcome your thoughts!

 

Patient

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Game of Thrones

In my moments of “you’re just too busy”
I’m waiting.

Your agenda is keeping you engrossed.
I’m waiting.

Interests pulling you away.
I’m waiting.

Mandatory manly needs more important at the moment.
I’m waiting.

Just an occasional shout-out would even feel ok.
I’m waiting.

Your work, so fucking important.
I’m waiting.

Your real duty, so obvious.
I’m waiting.

But I’m the needy one.
I’m the crazy one.
The demanding one.
Too fucking sad you got stuck with this woman’s impatience.
You lament.

She’s beyond caring what your reaction may be.

#growthefuckup