Poetry | RonovanWrites Decima #Poetry Challenge #43 Spring in the A line

Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge Prompt No. 43: (SPRING) in the A rhyme line.

Hitachi Seaside Park

Step counting

The steps you’re counting while shouting

but standing still… I’m at a loss.

Yes, this distance grows…at a cost.

Summer then fall, winter now spring–

to your words, I’m not listening.

You’ve become a…well, never mind.

I’m walking, not falling behind,

away from what I’ve only known

that love doesn’t have to be shown–

that’s your lie. My truth I will find.

From RonovanWrites:


There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
8 syllables per line.
There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

Poetry | RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #343 Full & Bare

Winter tree

Slow winter morning,

pass leafless tree, cut branches,

waiting to begin.


Dried sweet potatoes,

so many–my bag is full.

Eating, hands shiver.


My bare skin now lined

like a map of Tokyo–

spring, summer, now fall.


I will go home now.

A morning walk without snow,

yet frozen flowers.

Poetry | Wantin’ Only (Yourself) – Ronovan Writes Décima Poetry Challenge

Been wonderin’ why you would go

so far, now trippin’ then slippin’

over false words, ego boostin’

love with mirror-kissin’. For show?

Don’t know why you can’t seem to grow

up. And you keep diggin’ lower,

givin’ intelligence over

to fixation rather than care.

Wizen not wise, you live your fear—

bein’ loved just by the hour.

(I came across this challenge today and was excited to try it. This is my first time writing in this form)

From Ronovan Writes:


  1. There are 10 lines of poetry that rhyme.
  2. 8 syllables per line.
  3. There is a SET RHYMING PATTERN we must stick to. ABBAACCDDC OR  two stanzas of ABBA/ACCDDC.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust

Blueberry Pie

There are certain things

that remain storybook art.

I have yet to taste.



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Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #107 Pie&Dust

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

Through Layers

Where is my voice now?

Buried in the yard, howling

through layers of dirt.


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Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105-Time&Grow

Memories of Dirt

The woods became cars.

I no longer hear the birds

outside my window.


Should I smile more now

or less because of progress?

Summer burns my feet


as I walk barefoot

on asphalt, trying to live

memories of dirt.





Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105-Time&Grow

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #104 Dazzle&Sky


Dream of nightfall

“Why bother to rise?”

I asked the sun, still smiling, 

drenched by summer’s heat.


I wander mind-fields,

pick thought-petals, have lunch, sleep

under the old oak


tree without worry,

with the sky protecting me,

I dream of nightfall.








Prompt Words: Dazzle & Sky. 

Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #104 Dazzle&Sky

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun

To the Sea,

I watch anime,

pack, travel by mind (then feet), 

wear sunscreen, and smile,


knowing these days end–

often too quickly–I rush,

 thirsty and happy,


to the sea, then stop

because I can’t swim–still

I make time to learn.


Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #103 Summer&Fun


Fragile Brevity: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #102 Birth & Cheer



Fragile Brevity

Come down now, embrace

the sky-less ground, breathless clouds,

without reason. Cry


the moment light breaks

safety of shadow, recall

nothing without pain.


In this commonplace,

fragile brevity exists

joyful misery.


Why do we bother

naming seasons? Or a self?

Possessiveness breeds


many sorrows called

jealousy, misguided love

that create children.



In kindergarten,

a bird sang daily until

a classmate killed it.


Many winters passed

since then, I wondered often

how cruelty starts.


At what age do clouds

lose magic and we forget

that the sky exists?


Why not celebrate, 

soon to be forgotten? Live, 

now, embrace what is.







Happy Birthday, Ronovan! 🙂

Source: RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #102 Birth&Cheer

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #90 Friend&Shiver — ronovanwrites — JCU // Creative Writing Workshop

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via RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #90 Friend&Shiver — ronovanwrites — JCU // Creative Writing Workshop

When the last leaf falls

and the sky and earth embrace,

who will remember?