Poetry Was Never My Strong Suit

April 21, 2011 by Michelle

Kim from MomImpact is giving away a ticket to Type-A Parent in Asheville. All we have to do is write a haiku discussing why we want to go. And – of course – we have to be members of MomImpact.

Easy, right? Then why did my mind go blank? I couldn’t even remember the form of a haiku. Three lines, I remember that. And umm 5-7-5? 5-7-6? Thank you Google. A haiku is 5-7-5, so some of my high school English classes stuck with me. New knowledge? A haiku traditionally contains a seasonal reference and a cutting word. Now that’s pressure.

So here goes:

Summer, let me go:
Knifing my way to Asheville
Vision board, fulfilled!

Hmmm… not quite up to standards. Then again, that might be as best as it gets for me. More tries:

Type-A Parent opp:
Spring-like renewal for blog
Slice away stale edge.

Kids home for summer.
Husband home, too, then there’s me.
Kim: help a girl out!

Blissdom: learned to
create Facebook page for blog.
What will Type-A add?

Asheville, peace, learning.
Good reasons all, yet there’s more.
Friends… and alcohol.

Oops, those last two forgot the season and the cutting word. Last try!

“Cut it out!” I say
Summer returns old routine.
Save my sanity?

My ambition to be a poet has been killed. My apologies to all who enjoy good poetry! As for the hair donation reveal? Tomorrow. I’m giving it a full week to get used to it, but I promise – details and a picture tomorrow.

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  • Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom

    I like the one refering to friends peace & alcohol…and now I have a Brad Paisley song stuck in my head ๐Ÿ™‚
    I would so love to meet up w/ you in Asheville…

  • Susie

    Nice:-) I was never good at poetry.

  • Mrs4444

    I love the last one! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Matty

    As much as I like writing poems, usually with humor, I have never tried a haiku. But yours sound great, and I wish you the best in winning that trip.

  • Michelle

    Steph – I'm tempted to go google that song, but given that it's going through your head right now, I'm going to smile and nod and pretend like I know what you're talking about ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Susie – Thanks. Obviously, it's not my strong suit either, but sometimes it's fun to play, right?

    Mrs4444 – I'm sure you can relate. Or maybe yours is the reverse ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Matty – Aww, you're so kind. I do enjoy your poems. The baseball one was spectacular.

  • septembermom

    You know that I love playing around with haikus. I think you had fun with this task. The last one is my favorite!

  • Pat

    I like the second one best. You are a prolific haiku-ist!

  • Nicole

    Squeeeeee! So happy for you. Congrats!

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