A Haiku For Good Friday

The April Heights – Day 6. The prompt for today is ‘Hope’. I’m grateful to Ramesh Sood for the idea for the layout of these Haiku.

hope faded today,
blinded by futility –
a lost tomorrow

a lost tomorrow,
shattered dreams all around –
mankind lost forever

mankind lost forever,
a whirlpool of self loathing –
searching for a sign

searching for a sign,
a gentle man stepped forward –
mistrust cut him down

mistrust cut him down,
nailed him to a cross of thorns –
hope faded today


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Now that I'm retired I have more time to devote to writing my blog and creating short stories.
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7 Responses to A Haiku For Good Friday

  1. S Jayanth says:

    but it is good friday.
    Hope, will be revived again.
    Nice set

  2. Grace says:

    i like the weaving and cascading form….as to your message, though hope faded today, I am renewed by His sacrifice ~

    Lovely words Mike ~


  3. Well done. Ramesh was the first to use this form of the cascading haiku and has (including myself) a lot of followers in this form. Great one.


  4. elleceef says:

    Traditionally this was the last day with no hope. Your haiku expresses that so well. Thank goodness that despair was lifted very soon.

  5. siggiofmaine says:

    Wonderful Good Friday post…
    appreciate your post.
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  6. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    “mistrust cut him down”

    The hard thing to digest about this old story is that it was all part of a divine plan…

    Tell Me, Sister Crow

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