Saturday, 23 March 2013

Fortitude




This week's prompt for Haiku Heights is Fortitude. 

 As I was playing around with the language and ideas surrounding fortitude 

The words "Parent"and "Father" kept popping up. 

So, with that said,  here are this week's Haiku submissions 

From the father of three girls ... 

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Expecting
Courage under fire
intestinal fortitude
not for faint of heart 

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Delivery
Savage princess bride
front row seat to horror show
magic puff of life

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 Home Alone
Ecstasy and fear
two o'clock feeding surprise
little poop machine

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Toddle
"Why Daddy why?"
machine gun question attack
fall asleep at eight.

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School
Band aids and bullies
I'm tough enough to wear pink
sports day keeping score

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Pre-teen Girl
"OMG Dad please"
"whatever you're so not cool"
tongue ring heart attack
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19 comments:

  1. No true father lacks fortitude, as you demonstrate through the wit and wisdom of your words!

    Fortitude of Shadows

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  2. Yes being a TRUE father is the key isn't it. I have been active in all three of my daughters lives from pregnancy on and it tak Fortitude for sure.

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  3. Even this old guy, childless by choice, can relate to these--especially "tongue ring heart attack."

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  4. Well everyone is an uncle or surate of some sort :) Sometimes it is the Men who are role models by choice rather than biology that are the real heros.

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  5. love them all ...good dad & hubbie xoxo

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    1. Thanks Mama bear ... or should I say savage princess bride.

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  7. I like them all. What a reminder of those early days of parenting. "little poop machine" indeed.;-)

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    1. Yes the early dys poop production is what they are al about :)

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  8. Well written Sam.So many parallel adventures in your life. It played out like a movie ( Quentin Tarantino), all the different threads...with all the horror and the audacity.

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  9. Awe thans Sini :) Quentin Tarantino ! Yike. Michine Gun question attack!!!

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  10. Well done Dad - Dads have a tougher job these days than when mine were little - Mum did it all (me). At least the tasks are shared more fairly these days. You show great fortitude!

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  11. Thanks Mom :) Yes you are right Mom's don't put up with Armchair Quarterback Dads anymore we gotta get our hands dirty :)

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  12. Had to smile at all of these, especially the "OMG Dad, please" as my house of all boys are teenagers or close to it! Sounds like you are a great Dad!

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  13. a most solif haiku series - love these - such a great style, and excellent variety as well.

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  14. An epic haiku strand! Loved the poop at 2 am, the "OMG" of it all, and of course, the "tongue ring heart attack." I would DIE if Riley pierced her tongue, as she has a bit of a speech impediment, kind of like Geena Davis, that marble-mouth way of speech, quite charming. But add the lisp of a tongue piercing to it and OY VEY!

    Beautifully imagined, so true to life. Loved it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, too. Amy

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