Haiku Fun time: TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge – Attraction

((( 8/13/16  Reposting for TJ’S HaiKu Challenge because… no challenge so far this weekend. Enjoy -kia )))

Happy Days and Weekends

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Good morning and Happy Sunday to us all. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are having an Amazing Holidays. Boxing Day yesterday and coming up soon… New Year’s Day with all that promises for you and yours in the coming year. Bests wishes from the KIA Family and Homestead.

I was greeted this morning with another of TJ’s HaiKu Challenges in my WP Reader. You may have recently seen two of my other offerings to his challenges HERE and HERE. If you haven’t had a chance of the opportunity to oblige yourself of this wonderful blog, please do so today. There are many excellent works there and he seems to work hard at encouraging others to find their voices and express them. You won’t be sorry.

This one I wasn’t clear on whether it was simply Attraction or more specifically Magnet, so I made room for BOTH in my offering. Some out there may be able to garner the backstory of the piece. I admit from the beginning, it is sad and depressing, yet ultimately freeing and liberating at the same time. Hope for New Life and New Beginnings, and just in “Time” for the New Year. I hope you will enjoy. And if you can’t, at least appreciate the thought, emotion and effort poured into the words.


Hot Air

Who once drew me in

Dull moth to flame burning bright

now repulses me.

self abnegation.

all I could have been, would be

exchange of ‘I’-ons

poles can still reverse

north and south can yet revert

Right Polarity.

Ancient Attraction,

my Soul Sucking distraction,

… pushed away by Truth.

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Xtian HaiKu: Grand Nephew Thoreau?

Henry coming soon

Heart Beats

I’ve seen the future

Tiny wiggles up and down

Another Drummer


This is not him/her, but I got a text from my brother’s middle girl today. They told me a bit ago that they were expecting in February (maybe a Valentine’s Day Gift?).

She sent me a short video of their first ultrasound. I’m so proud of her and glad for her and her husband. I’m exited to see the progression towards motherhood for someone who, at the wedding, said she wasn’t even wanting children. (I didn’t believe her then either) 

Her dad would be proud. I sure am. This got me thinking of the future generations of children and families. Henry Thoreau said…

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Thoreau, Walden 

Listening to the strong, healthy beat of this little heart… we can only hope that this little one has started his drumming early.  His Grandpa was a fair drummer too.


For TJ’s Household Haiku – Shadow

((( Resposting for this morning 8/7/16)))

The Prompt this week is Shadow

My apologies to TJ and the rest for not being very consistent in the last few weeks. Lots going on and I haven’t been as attentive as I’d normally like to be. You might say there’s been a ‘Specter’ over my life during this period. Although I have been intending to participate in the weekly challenge on TJ’s Wonderful BLOG, it just hasn’t quite happened.  I hope to have a ‘Ghost’ of a chance to make up for it this week. I might just find that there’s Life After Bereft…

My Entry

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He Waits in the Shadows

they call him holy

spirit of life and of death

given one, choose Life

We Need God

we seek agency

to define the undefined

Hope Springs Eternal

Unknown Knowing

We know that we don’t

yet some of us think we do

Fear begs the question.

Faith as Evidence?

All of us have Faith

Faith to Trust in the unknown

Some are more honest


How would you really

go about, the existence

of a God to Prove?


And what does He need with Witnesses? (or a Starship for that matter)

You can visit his Challenge post HERE. Why not give it a Go?



Rosemary: HaiKu for my Grandmother

Yesterday would have been my Grandmother’s 95th birthday. We miss her.



greedy for sunlight

long fingers stretched towards heaven

leaves turning colors

bare roots to branches

leaves spring forth from tiny buds

life returning again

your life gave us life

mother of my mother gone

we remember you