HAWMC Day 6: Health Haiku

It’s Good Friday, so I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. I’s the 6th of April, so that means it’s the sixth post in the WEGO Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge. Here is today’s prompt:

Health Haiku…Write a haiku about your health focus. 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables. Write as many as you like!

I have to say, I was pretty nervous when I read the prompt. While I used to love to write poetry as a child, I haven’t done so in some years, and what’s more is I have never written a haiku before!! But I signed up to the Challenge promising myself I will write something everyday. So here it goes…

Image: http://happyhaiku.blogspot.co.uk/2000/07/theory-5-7-5.html

I may look normal

But I am not invisible

Cannot see what is wrong

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Silent deep and hides

Within my brain lies a lesion

Dizzy, weak legs and falls

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Are now part of my life

Feeling all alone in the world

Nobody understands

∞ ∞ ∞ ∞

Room is spinning fast

Legs weak buckling beneath me – fall!

Pick myself up…again!

Although there are 4 separate Haikus I written them so that they all link together, creating a story about my condition.

I hope you enjoyed them…


3 thoughts on “HAWMC Day 6: Health Haiku

  1. Yet another great entry, Rhiann!!!
    I never would have thought of stringing them together.
    Your “story haiku” really evoked some emotions in me. I think that even someone not living with dizziness could get an idea of what you go through by reading your post.

    Great job.

    T ; )

  2. Thank you Theresa!! I was really nervous about today’s prompt as I have never written before and then I was finding difficult sticking to the 5/7/5 syllables rule of the haiku – but managed to get there in the end!!

    I’m glad it evoked such a reaction – means I’m doing something right. Yours were great too!

    Rhiann x

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