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Self-Love Haiku Challenge

Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
Tyrant of Words
United Kingdom
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Poetry Contest

A self-love haiku positivity challenge

The inspiration for this competition is from the fact Iím taking part in an advent self-love challenge at the moment with other women, which is something Iím doing wholly for me.

For this competition, I would like you to submit a collection of 5 haikus (5-7-5), each with the following themes, reflecting on your 2018:

1) An achievement
2) A happy moment
3) A lesson youíve learned
4) A proud moment
5) Your wish for the future

Rules

* Submit all 5 haikus in one post, simply numbered 1 - 5
* The haikus should reflect you looking back over 2018.
* Please title your collection with one positive word that you think summarises you this year.
* This competition is open to everybody.

Any questions, please PM me.

💚



Eerie
Eerie
Dangerous Mind
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Determined

(i)
I was dry as bones.
Then a spark overwhelmed me;
igniting my voice.

(ii)
Laughing about our
struggles over pots of tea;
troubles float away.

(iii)
You do not live twice;
choose priorities wisely.
Nevermind the dust.

(iv)
Giving you up was
hard, but your sweet was bitter.
Remission is rich.

(v)
I shall always fight.
The silent warrior, cleaves
to the test of self.
Written by Eerie
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SatInUGal
SatInUGal
Kumar
Dangerous Mind
United States
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HUMBLED

UNO
  
Teaching five year-old
to play a card game, and then †
watching him win it 😊  
†  
--- †
†  
DOS †
†  
Putting together †
credits, vouchers and pennies: †
Alaska beckons!
†  
--- †
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TRES †
†  
Authenticity- †
I thought it meant the same thing †
to you. I was wrong. †
†  
--- †
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CUATRO †
†  
Seeing the traffic †
and switching to the shoulder- †
got you there in time!
†  
--- †
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CINCO †
†  
Be considerate †
of children, for they hold all †
of our potential
Written by SatInUGal (Kumar)
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Hunterapsych
Hunterapsych
Shaman among machines
Dangerous Mind
United States
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Freedom

i.
Pushing the limits
Of sonic self expression;
The sound dimension.
 
ii.
Was I happy though?
Moments of bliss sure, although
A challenging year.
 
iii.
A true test of strength,
A lesson of gratefulness,
and grateful I am.
 
iv.
Proud of all of us
for staying strong though this year
has just felt so long.
 
v.
Wishing for freedom,
freedom for them from their pain,
test of sanity.
 
Written by Hunterapsych (Shaman among machines)
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Jade-Pandora
Jade-Pandora
jade tiger
Tyrant of Words
United States
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Awakening

( 20 Haiku 18 )
 

like the wild horses
through drought & wildfire storms
I become the rain
 

one pain left behind
for a moment or a day
I taste the morning
 

wind brings clouds & goes
a year of seasonsí blessings
for each day I feel
 

first year without Dad
the day of Thanksgiving comes  
still leaves on the trees
 

to walk in the sand
feeling moonís tide lick my feet
and not be dreaming
 
 
 
Please refer to my Authorís Notes.
Written by Jade-Pandora (jade tiger)
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eswaller
eswaller
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United States
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Discovery

1.
Washing and scrubbing
All the errant tears.
I am smiling through it all.
 
2.
Endless miles of sky
Above my head with sunshine
And lots of laughter.
 
3.
I follow the path
And find home within myself.
There lies my beauty.
 
4.
Like the growing weeds
I cut away the toxins
and I am home free.
 
5.
A world we live in
With less pain and broken love.
We can live and learn.
Written by eswaller
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A_Failed_Artist
A_Failed_Artist
Thought Provoker
United States
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Positive

One
  
I've waited so long
I don't care what happens now †
"I love you so much." †  
†  
Two †
†  
Haven't slept in days †
You gave me a place to rest †
Wait to sleep again †
†  
Three †
†  
What do you want, girl? †
Happiness does not come free †
Breathe in and breathe out †
†  
Four †
†  
I sign a contract †
Black ink sinks into my arm †
The first and last time †
†  
Five †
†  
A degree, a book †
A movie, a broadway play †
My name in writing
Written by A_Failed_Artist
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Miss_Sub
Miss_Sub
- Missy -
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United Kingdom
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Some amazing entries so far! Thank you so much guys. Just what I was looking for. A little slice of reflection 😊

DanielChristensen
DanielChristensen
The Fire Elemental
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Change

I.  
(An achievement)
 
Miles beneath my heels
Discipline in consumption
I am becoming
 
..
 
II.  
(A happy moment)
 
Wind song on water
Sunlight on my upturned face
A seed of wild hope
 
..
 
III.  
(A lesson Iíve learned)
 
Self love is central
Still radiating outwards
Ecstasy of pain
 
..
 
IV.
(A proud moment)
 
I teach you English
Amidst our conversations
You teach me of peace
 
..
 
V.
(My wish for the future)
 
Versatility
A touch of unflinching warmth
Rough hewn horizons
Written by DanielChristensen (The Fire Elemental)
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David_Macleod
David_Macleod
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I'm On it! †- - - for the Self-Love Haiku Challenge Comp

 
1) Achievement
 
 Warrior spirit
Managed to stand up again
Fight back begins now
 
2) Happy
 
Out of great sadness
Light shone at end of tunnel
I now want to live
 
3) Lesson
 
I used to believe
Making friends was way too hard
New friend taught old dog
 
4) Proud
 
Collaboration
In lyrics, music and song
Touches hearts and souls
 
 
5) Future Wish
 
To use my poems
Next year, my one wish, be done
I'll publish that Book
Written by David_Macleod (14397816)
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MadameLavender
MadameLavender
Guardian of Shadows
United States
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Refining


1.††† Achievement

I became content
with things I could not change
but changed what I could,


2.†††Happy Moment

yet, my brave daughter
found what I thought I had, once
and became engaged.


3.†††Lesson Learned

Strange, daughters, can beó
much like ourselves, though foreign;
tread lightly, with care,


4.†††Proud Moment

but then she forgives
and becomes my child again
and our hearts are well.


5.†††Wish for the Future

Let me not lose her
too much, when I gain a son,
as she walks the aisle.

LunasChild8
LunasChild8
Dangerous Mind
Canada
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Five- Cinq- Cinco

I
Iíve passed through five years
Of hardships and betrayal
Yet Iím still alive.

II
Love makes my soul soar
Iíve finally found my half
And heís here to stay.

III
Always trust my gut
Itíll never lie to me
Give it your best shot.

IV
Iíve beaten the odds
Iím now closer to my goal
Just a bit longer.

V
God, keep my head high
And my soul free from worries
I long for success.
Written by LunasChild8
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slipalong
slipalong
Fire of Insight
United Kingdom
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Hiaku 54321

5
Christianity
Next year calendar not turned
Nativity candles burned
4
Wishing bone your luck
Next year better, last year tough
Cold Turkey life, not hot
3
Turn off the TV
Get a personality
Greener grass treading
2
Actions to match words
lifes compass be a heading
 Now bite the bullet
1
Reminisensces
Tinsel left up in the loft
To glint in the mind
Written by slipalong
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summultima
summultima
uma
Dangerous Mind
India
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'inner'vation

 


1.
 interstellar drive
 spiraling into the core
 possibilities


2.
 turgid silvery
 droplets over lotus leaves
 kundalini peaks
 
 
3.
stars of the tarred nights
eclipse not the Absolute
but faint gra(d/y)ing signs


4.
beyond skeletal
of famines and holocaust
minimalistic


5.
elemental self
an alchemical mishmash
infinite chaos






Written by summultima (uma)
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Gahddess_Worship
Gahddess_Worship
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United States
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GRATEFUL


1.
One point eight stones thrown
mighty proud of sheckels shucked
feet and knees applaud

2.
Far off paradise
by magic medium shared
wǒ ŗi nǐ bŗba (我爱你爸爸)

3.
Happiness master
choose your misery or bliss
true smiles canít be forced

4.
Model of kindness
so says her teacher and peers
daughter, light the world

5.
Civil thought prevail
banishing highly placed fools
sate my thirst for peace
Written by Gahddess_Worship
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