House of Haiku
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House of Haiku

What am I?

A Tanka.

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

When you walk away
praise yourself for carrying
one ounce of courage
you piled up essentially
to become a unique you.

I often ask myself If I am treating my soul with compassion and kindness or not? Do I love myself; when I love someone else? I am a giver. Bypassing all the symbiotic association; I choose a parasitic association.
But I survive, learn my lessons and move on swiftly.
When an incident or person disheartens me; I overthink. Knowing all explanations are all within me, I search it in someone else’s voice. Forty-two autumn transformed me into a resilient soul.
Now, that I have this prompt, functioning as a catalyst, I choose to dwell upon different traits of my personality.
What makes me a unique person? How do I reassemble, my brokenness, defeat and discontentment in life? It’s the tenacity, resilience and my poetic heart.

Shweta Upadhyay,

Thanks, Deborah Christensen for giving the prompt word “strength” or “strong” (or a derivative) or on the theme of strength.




Haiku is a form of poetry usually inspired by nature, which embraces simplicity. We invite all poetry lovers to have a go at composing Haiku. Be warned. You could become addicted.

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shweta upadhyay

shweta upadhyay

Overthinker, Writer, Bohemian, Musiclover. Exploring unknown landscapes of life.

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