RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #30 Force&Free

“Shrouded in Pain”

Shrouded in Pain

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on
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  2. This Haiku was just so powerful Colleen..Its a strange thing how love can build you up and yet when in the wrong company it causes you crushing pain…It felt so wonderful to read the feeling so wonderfully expressed in this Haiku. Simply beautiful!

  3. I know exactly where you’re coming from with this one, Colleen.

    I do the same and find that opening old wounds sometimes can inspire me to write something. Then when looking back on the event after writing, it makes me so thankful for where I am today.

    A great haiku straight from the heart. <3

    • Thank you Hugh. I have that place deep down inside where I put all my old “woe.” Sometimes I drag it out and everyone is shocked. I like to think that sometimes it is good to look back so you appreciate what you have now. I am glad you understand. <3

      • Oh, I do. To be honest I am always looking back. I enjoy it and realise that when doing so I am also going to remember the bad parts, but then I tell myself that I’m still here and that I have a life now with a perfect loving partner and that I could not be happier. OK, maybe everything is not perfect, I’m enjoying life 🙂

        Carry on enjoying, Colleen.

        • Hugh you are just the best. Not many people understand this method to our madness. 🙂 I so agree. Ron has always been my best friend and I could not be happier either. Interesting how when we tap into that old pain we write more deeply. That is our wisdom. <3 Keep enjoying life and sharing your wonderful thoughts.

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  5. Outch! But well written.

  6. Such a potent and sad haiku. It’s beautiful and terrible all at once. Virtual hug <3

  7. Powerful Haiku and photo!

  8. Beautiful and powerful.

  9. Wow to both the Haiku and the image.

  10. Perfect for the haiku challenge, So dark and foreboding.

  11. Wow! That touched my heart , Colleen!

  12. Powerful haiku today Colleen

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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