Poetry by Farah Lawal Harris

Posts tagged “haiku

Growth Haiku


old me sees new me;

walks up, shakes her hand and says,

“pleasure to meet you!”

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From the Day We Met (Haikus)


from the day we met,

God has grown closer to me

indefinitely.

 

from the day we met,

past pain doesn’t feel so bad;

smiles have replaced tears.

 

from the day we met,

“more than i ever prayed for”

is how i see life.

 

from the day we met,

i lose myself in laughter

and love feels so good.

 

from the day we met,

each time i look in your eyes,

my heart skips a beat.

 

from the day we met,

my life hasn’t been the same.

i’ll never look back!


Insomnia Haikus


explored the future;
caught back up with the present–
sleepless and tired.

i got all dressed up
in my birthday suit and yawn.
sleep forgot to come.

under my eyelids,
dreams are ready to be born;
no contractions yet.


Friendship Haiku


friendships wither fast

like plants deprived of water,

attention, and love.


Homeless Man Haiku


homeless man feeds birds;
i’m full, yet still long for more.
who’s the crazy one?


Retrospect Haiku


i lost all i had,

then met you and gained it back;

maybe pain’s not bad.


Discovery Haiku


my tongue has been bit

for so long that when i speak,

my own voice scares me.