Haiku in a Vase

white rose buds,roses in a glass vase,flowers in a vase,valentine's day flowers,roses in a clear vase,

he breaks the flower’s back
puts it in the vase he wants it in
dying beauty on display


This is a political poem about domestic violence. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month so I thought now would be an appropriate time to share it. I know it’s longer than a haiku should be but I liked it and didn’t want to trash it. Tell me your thoughts on this poem below in the comments.


Heavy Haiku

american flag,red white and blue,stars and stripes,flag pole,flag at full mast,flag of the usa,us flag,

a day so heavy
not even old glory stirs
heat from the orange sun



I said I wanted to write more political poetry a couple of years ago. I think I’ve written 3 since then. By the way, this looks like a cloudy day, but it was very sunny and hot.

Day 28 NaHaiWriMo 2017

we say the flowers

are budding out too early

mother nature sighs


Today’s prompt was “nature” again. So I tried to write a haiku that was a comment on how climate change is making spring come sooner. What we call “too early” may be the new normal because of global warming.
Anyhow, this is my last poem for National Haiku Writing Month 2017. Be sure to check out the others and leave me a comment on your favorite haiku.

scribbles in a notebook,poetry notebook,writing,blogging,haiku,writer,poet,

Symanntha Renn

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Bloody Poetry Day 23 of #NaPoWriMo

vietnam war memorial statue

  War Story


broken men crawl

back from what we say was

an honorable and great thing,

war zone.

So today’s prompt for the PAD Challenge was to write a historic poem. It could be a poem about a landmark event, specific battle, an era in time, or whatever you consider a historic happening. I decided to write about something that people don’t seem to talk about. Our country was at war for 13 years and people didn’t seem to notice. Our service men and women were committing suicide at an alarming rate and no one seemed to notice or talk about it. I always thought that most service men and women knew that fighting for our country was a great thing and they didn’t need to feel bad about anything that happened over there. But just telling someone that they are a good person and to forget about the bad things that they saw isn’t enough. They have made a Veterans Crisis Line and began reaching out to vets. I had decided at the first of this year that I wanted to write more poetry that meant something, poetry that was about more than a fleeting moment. So I wrote this cinquain today, for every vet that came back with PTSD or any guilt.

A Senryu about the Evening News

pink clouds, dusk, twilight

between Iraq

and a hard place

evening news


There’s not a lot to add to this one, I think it speaks for itself.

I Doodle, You ‘Ku 2014 – 31

yellow flower
ignites a flame in my heart
I must speak up

Yay Words!


The concept is simple: Here’s a doodle. Now write a poem to accompany it!

New to doodleku? See the original post; you can also click here to keep track of each day.

This also wraps up the third I Doodle, You ‘Ku. This year was a bit bumpy and appreciate everyone that stuck through it with me and jumped in toward the end. Would love to hear what people thought, especially thinking about how the doodles differed from the last two years. Did they make you write differently in any way? What were your favorites?

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I Doodle, You ‘Ku 2014 – 29

for the white people
a symbol of wisdom
a symbol of death
for the Native Americans
collision of two cultures

Yay Words!


The concept is simple: Here’s a doodle. Now write a poem to accompany it!

New to doodleku? See the original post; you can also click here to keep track of each day.

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