Haiku – Truth & Honor

Always stay the course

To be bold in your beliefs

Honored self-esteem

Written for RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #227 Truth&Honor

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Haiku 9/29/18

A haiku story for you on this lovely Saturday morning.

Not very mature
To talk smack about her friend
What are you teaching?

You’ve no idea
What she has had to endure
Strong beyond belief

Fucking fat you said
Judged based on looks alone

Deep hurt from your words

Do you even know?
That you’ve damaged self esteem
Mean is not funny

Think before you speak
One day the tables could turn
Due your comeuppance

I wrote the above as a way to deal with my anger.  I really want to give the benefit of the doubt.  Just maybe what was said was done so in empathy and not holier than thou judgment.  Because after all, what was said is true.  And often times the truth hurts.  This time, it hurt my kid and now she is sure they feel the same way about her.  I mean why wouldn’t they?

Lulu loves her best friend.  They have been through a shit storm together.  Funny (strange not ha-ha) how people with problems some times gravitate toward each other.  I think there is a reason for that and not always to make things worse.  Sometimes it is to offer support for things which no one else can understand.  Somehow in this big ole universe, their paths crossed.  For that I am forever grateful.

Why is it that some of the most outwardly devout Christians are anything but Christian behind closed doors?  Notice I said some, not all.  And the question is rhetorical.

As always, more to come.