Monday, April 5, 2010

Another Attempt at Haiku

Teenagers

Needing their own space
Yet wanting warm acceptance -
Lord, help me give both.


(For those who aren't familiar with haiku poems like the one above: the first line usually has 5 syllables; the second has 7; the third has 5. In just seventeen syllables, a mental picture is created, and nothing has to rhyme! Try one for yourself!)

11 comments:

Ginny said...

This is wonderful! You are a poet and I didn't know it! It says it all, doesn't it? It is simple, yet deep. YES!! I would love it if you picked a day, and posted one a week, or at least on a regular basis.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wonderful Haiku poem, Glenda. I couldn't do that in a million years. You are very talented.

Love the picture and your words. Kids (teens) do need their space --but they also need our love.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sharon Lynne said...

Thanks for teaching us about Haiku!
I thought I would comment in Haiku...but gave up.

Did you take the picture? You have a way with the camera...

And yes...teens a lot of space!

I enjoyed the pictures on your other posts, too. You have an eye for beauty.

Southern Lady said...

Great poem, Glenda. The words are so true!!! Carla

Connie said...

I've been reading your blog. So well written and thoughtful writtings. Your blog has a calming effect on me, the reader. Thank you for that. Your pictures are beautiful too. Come visit with me too sometime. Have a blessed dayl.

Becky said...

I love Haiku. And you captured the essence of teenagerhood quite accurately. Such a tremendously unsettling time of life.

S. Etole said...

I've tried my hand at Haiku ... yours is much better!

Nancy said...

I never was good at poems but my mom and grandma were very good at it.. I really like yours

WhiteStone said...

Good reminder to us to continue to love those who seem to not want our love.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That was wonderful. Good for you. I've never tried to write a poem of any kind since school and that was a long time ago

Warren Baldwin said...

Did you write this poem? Very good. I still have a teen at home and appreciate the sentiment you express here.