#FF @Christian_aid ‘Follow Friday’ Haiku – Life before death

Believing in Life
Praying to end poverty
Feeding dignity

Christian Aid’s essential purpose therefore is to expose the scandal of poverty, to help in practical ways to root it out from the world and to challenge and change the systems that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalised.

We contribute our passion and experience to the broad movement of people who use their faith, talents and energies to fight for a better life for all.

Life before death resources

Here I Am

reblogged in response to today’s Daily Post Daily Prompt

Faith Unlocked


Written following this week’s Haiku Challenge on RonovanWrites – “Night and Breathe”

Whispers in the night
As God breathes into my dreams
“Here I am, my child”

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Dragon Wildfire #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016


Spirit the Dragon
Tasked to help the Prince’s heirs
Also called Wildfire

written following today’s prompt in the National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2016 – in this case an almanac feature on a mythical beast.

More about the adventures of Spirit/Wildfire will follow in the stories of Strong and Courageous


Final Edition

“Read all about it!”
Shaming headlines and gossip
Life become public –
Red-banner-topped newspaper
Jesus’ final edition

written in response to today’s Daily Post single word prompt: newspaper.

Two Birds, One Stone #NaPoWriMo2016 #GloPoWriMo2016


Writing poetry
As tritina is tricky
Better do haiku

(with apologies/deference to John Cooper Clarke)

Today’s one-word daily prompt word on The Daily Post is ‘tricky’

Day Seven of the National/Global Poetry Writing Month challenges us to write in tritina form – The tritina is a shorter cousin to the sestina, involving three, three-line stanzas, and a final concluding line. Three “end words” are used to conclude the lines of each stanza, in a set pattern of ABC, CAB, BCA, and all three end words appear together in the final line.

“Three, three-line stanzas . . .”
“End words to conclude . . .” – tricky
(Not giving up yet)



A long time ago
On a hill far faraway
New hope born from death

‘So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. 17 Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). 18 There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each side and Jesus in the middle.’
– John 19:16-18

written in response to today’s daily prompt from The Daily Post – ‘faraway’

Partisan Tempers

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Thin-veiled vitriol
Partisan tempers get frayed
Nearly voting time

Prompted by this week’s Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Challenge: ‘fray and veiled’, and inspired by Silver Threading’s Word of the Week: ‘vitriol’Silver Threading’s Word of the Week: ‘vitriol’