Finding Peace - Haiku Poem

How Do We Find Peace?

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Peace at Last


Oh, God, do you know

the magnitude of feelings

stifled, hidden deep


Never-ending search

Escape from ongoing hurt

Is there a way out?


Oh, the sweet freedom

Of at last leaving behind

Unbearable pain


One way to solve It

Scary, sweet, thank you relief

Best peace ever found


What is a Haiku?

A haiku is a Japanese form of poetry that generally describes nature. However, it's fun to use the haiku form for poetry about any subject.

Try your hand at creating a poem with the haiku method. The haiku is three lines, using five syllables in the first line, seven syllables in the second line, and another five in the third. Be as descriptive as you can to describe the topic you have in mind. See what you can do with it! I've written several haiku that are only three lines long. However, others I've added several more stanzas with the 5-7-5 structure to make the poem longer.

I've published several haiku hubs, as have many of my fellow hub writers. Check them out for more hub enjoyment! And perhaps try your own hand at haiku.

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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Reflecting on it

answers are within

the future looks bright

Be blessed Victoria


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, donnaisabella. I have been reflecting. Looking at changes, reflecting, better hope for the future! Thanks for the uplifting comments.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

very good, Victoria. Lovely work


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks,PDX. It's simple, I know. I appreciate the compliment.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

I have published and unpublished this one a few times. I think I've revised it enough for now. Time to let it go....


Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Awesome, Vicki! Haiku has always intimidated me but one day I will give it a try. I just hope to write one as beautiful as this. Finding such peace is a struggle but the peace is sweet once found as your haiku says.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Poetic Fool--I'm glad you like my haiku. I think you sell yourself short, though. You have such a poetic way with words. You should try your hand at a haiku! Go for it! :-)


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Alladream74 4 years ago from Oakland, California

Beautifully done Victoria.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks so much, Alladream. Glad you like the haiku!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I love this haiku.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Susan, I'm so glad! You're the haiku queen! I'm kind of itching to do some more. Maybe soon....:-)


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xstatic 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

Haiku is elusive,takes a lot of work as well. This is well done.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, xsstatic. I'm so glad you like it!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Well done Vicki Lynn

Thumbs up to this fab haiku

Your voice was well heard!


kelleyward 4 years ago

I've never heard of Haiku until today! Thanks for sharing this beautiful poem! Take care, Kelley


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Sunshine. Much appreciated as always!


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Captures the feelings really well, Vicki- great haiku. Really melancholic. Loved them.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, kelley! Want to try a haiku yourself? :-)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Docmo! Your comments make me feel very good about the poem. Thanks.


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Dyhannah 4 years ago from Texas

Beautiful Haiku. I am inspired to give it a try.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Dyhannah--You should try!!!


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Vellur 4 years ago from Dubai

Great Haiku, I have tried writing one, it just doesn't come together.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Vellur, you are a very good poet. Keep trying on the haiku, and I bet it will eventually come together!

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