Reposting on a Tuesday: For TJ’s Household Haiku – Pins

((( Reposted for the coming New Year)))

Pins Gather, Connect and Join Us Together

Pins on marri wood cheese platter

Hello, I guess if it’s Friday night, or Saturday or Sunday or even as late as Tuesday if you’re a Recovering Know It All, it’s time for TJ’s Household Haiku Challenge. This week, the Prompt is “Pins”. I’ll let TJ do the honors, as I usually do…

“Would you like to join in the fun? Don’t hesitate to leave a link in the comments (hit the black speech bubble at the end of the post) to your own take on the prompt. I will feature your work next week!” -TJ

He really does have a Wonderful Blog, please pay him a visit and if so inclined, PLAY along as well. 🙂 (And DO have some better Wine while you’re at it, yeah?)

Without further ado… here is my Entry for the week


Safety Pins

Thirty years ago

in a land far, far away

I Did my duty



Attached to Hope

Still Happy to Help

Where ever need arises

Always “On Mission”



Hearts of Gold

For those who have Passed

My Job to Serve those who Live

With Max Empathy


Is there still Hope for Humanity?

I believe that we all have within us and endless reservoir of Compassion, Empathy, Love and Concern for our Families and others around us. The Bests of Humanity beats within your Hearts and in your Souls. 

The reason you grow weary of TV News stories of tragedy and Loss and Hopelessness and the reason you long for and yearn for the stories of Hope and Courage and Compassionate Service to others is that those are speaking to what lies within the Human Capacity for both good and Evil. 

Everyone has the Capacity and Desire for Good

Don’t believe people when they say Mankind ‘naturally’ wants the Evil. You know this is NOT true because of what YOU want when you see the worst the world has to offer played out on your TV screens. 

The Truth is we all WANT the good, we all WANT the best for our families and for others. This is reflected by our desire to see MORE good news stories to overbalance the bad when we click thru the channels.

Why not Answer the Call of your own heart and BE the Good News for others. Love the Unloved, Serve those in need, Help the Helpless. ACT on those Natural instincts within you to Move with Compassion and Empathy in your everyday life. 

We are the Reason for Hope 

I know it’s Cliche, but … BE the Change. BE the Answer. Connect, Gather and Join with the rest of Humanity outside your door. Now THAT’S a Mission to “Pin” your Future to.



Some light reading at B&N

The wife just had to drag me here to the Mall for the day after Christmas calendar sale. Fifty per cent off!! 

While we’re here, stopping for a coffee and a short read. Enjoy the day. We are. But it will be back to the grind stone in the morning.


Christmas HaiKu Challenge: “Christmas Morning”

(( reposted from last year -kia ))

Visions of Christmases Past and Present

This was my offering for the HaiKu Challenge over on Edwina’s Episodes as she ‘echoed’ the challenge of TJ’s . Maybe you’d like to visit both of their blogs to play along. Or you could just opt for the Inclusive Atmosphere here at The Recovering Know It All. Either way you choose, you shall not lose.

“Christmas Morning”
presents under tree
fluffy white snow in the yard
ice on the windows

children waking up
way too early for my likes
disturb my quiet

(en homage to matt Redmond)

‘When the presents end…’ 🙂.
papers yet to be, picked up
fudge induced coma.


What would you add to this? Feel free to Like, Comment and “Tell me how you ‘really’ feel”.


Christmas HaiKu Challenge – “Stars”

(((Reposted from last Christmas -kia)))

This post will be a Triplet of Christmas Haiku in answer to TJ’s Christmas HaiKu Challenge for “Household Stars”. He was kind enough to give me a Shout Out on his blog regarding my last offering on my blog in answer to his challenge.

His blog is a wonderful collection of posts and prompts for both readers and writers of all kinds. Please visit when you can and if you feel so inclined (or reclined 🙂 ), be encouraged to offer up your own efforts to make the Season “The Most Wonderful Time of Year” with a Post or Comment to answer the challenge. Enjoy. -KIA

Close Encounters of the Angelic Kind?

Mystified Maji

Three followed “The Star”

They set out to find “The King”

and found… a baby.



I’m Ready Too…

I guard the front door

Hat and scarf Prepared for Snow.

says… “Happy Birthday”



Nestled in Needles

hidden memories

reminders of Christmas past

he winks from his Star


For TJ’s Household Haiku – Ghost

Those bookshelves…

Yes,it’s been awhile since I participated on TJ’S weekly HaiKu challenge, but here it goes. For those out there who have lost parents yet ‘know’ they are still with them in the pieces of history and memory they’ve left behind. 

That cushion, that lamp, those glasses. It’s like she’s still with me. just as I see my father’s face in the mirror every morning, I see mom all around me in the small pieces we have kept from their 50 years of marriage. 

Sometimes, if I’m very quiet in the middle of the night… i hear her singing to me. I see both her and dad in my dreams. Somehow they are both still here, watching over me. I hope they are pleased with what they see. 


Still With me
A whoosh  of cool air

Did someone leave the door cracked?

Or was that you mom?