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“Doubts,” A #Haibun

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Welcome to my contribution to my Weekly Poetry Challenge, where you can write your own Haiku, Tanka or Haibun using the prompt words of “heat and confuse.”

Instead of the word heat, I used zeal. For the word, confuse, I decided to use, blurring. Synonyms are your friends when writing poetry. Don’t be afraid to use thesaurus.com to find new meanings to the prompt words.

The heat shimmers in ripples above the daisies bowing their heads in respect to the glory of the afternoon sun. I pause in my trek, overwhelmed with the splendor of the scene. I turn my head and listen to bees droning as if performing a sacred rite during their pollen spreading journeys as they flit from blossom to blossom. The heady scent of the undulating grasses fills me with a giddy joy. I smile and reach my hands toward the sky, thankful for the warmth of the sun upon my face. Without warning, the memories of a different time and place flood my senses, catching me off guard. Doubt shadows my thoughts.

My turmoil grows –
blurring my zeal for the truth
l am lost, not found.
I long to live in the light
to find my true destiny.

© 2017 Colleen M. Chesebro


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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 colleenchesebro.com.
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30 Comments

  1. Marvelous! 😎😎😎

  2. I love the haibun, Colleen. It is filled with such beautiful imagery filling my senses.. 🙂

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  5. Masterful. I can see your Haibun living within your new book.

  6. Your imagery is striking, Colleen. And may I say that you are in the light. I see it enveloping you, pulsating with divine rhythm 💖

  7. It’s amazing how you can be stunned by a memory. The mind is a strange (and awesome) thing. Lovely, Colleen. (And you did use heat in the paragraph.) 🙂

  8. Memories are tricky things…(K)

  9. That was like the soul talking about its physical journey. Amazingly written!

  10. I felt I was there Colleen. Beautiful. 😊

  11. Nice – can feel the angst. 😉

  12. This is touching! <3

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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