Roberta Writes – Robbie is Vocal and visual #Haiku in @Vocal_Creators #CFFC

Thanks to the inspiration provided by my good blogging friend, Harmony Kent, I have written three haiku’s for Vocal’s Quadru-Haiku Challenge. Vocal’s criteria for this Haiku challenge is simply a 5-7-5 syllable format without any of the usual rigid requirements of nature, etc. The poet can use one, any, or all of these elements.

You can read Harmony’s poems here:

You can read my poems over at Vocal. I am new to the platform so it would be lovely if you could like my poems and comment over there.

You can read Resilience here

You can read The Ending here

You can read Hell on Earth here

As my poems were all inspired my my husband’s recent, unexpected illness and his admission into intensive care in hospital last week Wednesday, 4 January, where he still remains, I have also included some pictures for CFFC. The topic is eyes and I hope these pictures lighten the mood.

I’ve got my eye on you!
My eyes are orange and rather bulbous.

You can join in Cee’s CFFC challenge here:

70 thoughts on “Roberta Writes – Robbie is Vocal and visual #Haiku in @Vocal_Creators #CFFC

  1. Very sorry about the continuing health issues in your family, Robbie. 😦 Best wishes for your husband’s full recovery.

    As for your Haiku poems, all three are excellent! You are a person of MANY talents.

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  2. Don and my thoughts and prayers are with Terence, as they are with you and your sons. Take care of yourself, Robbie. Your poetry hold power of love and resilience. I had goosebumps when I read your words “A phoenix rises”

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      1. I saw a link on someone’s page earlier in the week. I clicked, but when I saw that I had to login, I decided to move on at that time. Now that I know there are more people out there that I’m familiar with, I like having the chance to follow – maybe meet a few new people.

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  3. I love the photos, Robbie. They made me grin. 😆

    Your poetry is strong and evocative. I commented on all, hearted, and shared each.
    I am so sorry your husband is still in ICU. I have been keeping him (and you and your boys) in my daily prayers. 💕

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  4. I enjoyed your poems, Robbie, but didn’t ‘like’ as I would have had to sign in – maybe another time.
    I hope Hub is doing better. Such a distressing time for you all. Sending hugs.

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  5. Congrats on the poems, Robbie. They’re so stark. I’m glad I know what your husband is improving. I read “Resilience” last – a wonderful conclusion to the trio. And thanks for the photos. I love the shy lion. 🙂

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  6. I’m sorry you and your husband are going through these extra challenges. It’s a good idea to lighten the mood now and then to give yourself a few moments of respite. I pray you will both have the strength of the lion while getting all the healing rest needed.

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    1. Hi JoAnna, thank you for your kind comment. Writing poetry is very emotionally cleansing for me. It helps me get write of anxiety and stress. My husband is doing better now and is moving to a general ward from intensive care today. I am glad I captured my thoughts and emotions of this dark time in these haikus.

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  7. Hi Robbie – Haiku is one of my favorite types of poetry to read. Yours are excellent. Thank you for sharing them. I’m so sorry your husband is in the hospital. I hope you are all doing okay and that he is feeling better.🧡🧡🧡

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