Five Childhood Memories, Five Haiku



Gran lies in her bed.

Family try to comfort her.

She is not healthy.

Time creeps by slowly,

And she and I share secrets.

We play quiet games.

Stark chime of the phone.

Mum says Gran's gone to heaven.

Feel terribly lost.



I climb with my dad,

Up the side of the mountain.

Together we talk-

We're laughing, joking.

Mountain seems to have no end.

We stop for a rest.

We continue on,

And suddenly I see it;

We've reached the summit.

I look down and feel

Dizzy; We're up so high.

On top of the world.



Plant roses with Mum.

She holds the flower in place.

I pat down the soil.

I am amazed to

Discover the flower grows

Slowly but surely.



Awake, but confused.

Something's wrong with my eyesight.

Worse than yesterday.

Just gets worse from here.

Waiting rooms and doctors flash

by my eyes; No use.



Shy, I wave hello.

Meeting her for the first time;

My little sister.

Wrapped in a pink cloth,

As snug as the snuggest bug.

So many questions.

"Please, can I hold her?"

I do; a tiny treasure.

I smile while she sleeps.

The above poems were written as part of JustAskSusan's childhood memory haiku challenge. Thanks for the challenge, Susan!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautifully done! Thank you so much for taking on this challenge.

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sankari.nayagam 4 years ago

Well-written! I liked the Grandmother and Roses very much!

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VendettaVixen 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you very much to you both. I'm so glad you enjoyed them.

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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

very well written I like the grandmother one best of all :)

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VendettaVixen 4 years ago from Ireland Author

Thank you, Frank. I'm glad to hear that.

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Beautifully written and I now look forward to many more by you.

Take Care


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Rufus rambles 4 years ago from Australia

These are beautiful and poignant.

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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very nice Vixen. Can especially relate to Grandmother & Mountains.

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