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My Thanku Haiku

So I'm on a streak of assorted style postings this past week or so.....kinda like a shmorgishborg of Michelle until I can slow down enough to collect my thoughts on digging deep with Jesus and what He is doing in my life. And trust me friends......He is doing awesome things!

I've covered the 50 random facts of myself and then I had my shameless brag going on.....I thought I'd step completely out of my comfort zone and take a stab at something I know nothing about......poetry.

So here you go, a simple Haiku that kinda sums up how I have been feeling lately.

showers of blessings
eternally grateful
though I don't deserve

Pretty sure I botched up the 5-7-5 pattern with that......but hopefully you get my point! I am just blown away with how God has been pouring out His blessings on me and my family. His grace, His forgiveness, His comfort......oh man, I just LOVE HIM SO MUCH!!!!!!!!

*yes, shouting. ;)

OK, now if you want to read some awesome haiku's that are definitely written the correct way......I know this pretty cool "fish" named Shark Bait who writes awesome poetry including these amazing Bible Haikus (or is it Haiki? gah...).

......anyway....he posted one today that just is beautiful, and he's got an awesome collection going on here too.

So with that......I am gonna let ya go. Throwing on my favorite hemp hoodie and a pair of jeans to go do some more yard cleanup. Gotta rake a little more and get the bonfire pit ready. We are going to be celebrating my second son's 16th birthday with friends and family this weekend. And no big birthday bash is complete without the hillbilly firework festivities! Yee Haw!

So if we don't end up in the slammer for disturbing the peace.....I'll be sure to post some pics!

Peace and love~


Bina said...

You make me giggle much. I posted my version of the 50 today and linked back to ya so if you get a minute to peek... Oh, and I think your poetry is FAB U LOUS, girl.
Thanks for the smile and the reminder of how great our God is!

RCUBEs said...

I think your poem is great! I love haiku's...Happy birthday to your son and have a blast!!!God bless.

Andrea said...


Shark Bait said...

Thanks for the shout-out.

You've packed a lot of punch into that Haiku, and I think it sounds great. Definitely shows what's on/in your heart, and it captures the spirit of a true Haiku, which goes beyond 5-7-5.

If you run the second line as "grateful for eternity" then you won't have a problem with 5-7-5 anymore. :-)
(If you're feeling technical)

Hoo Ha Ha!


Martha said...

Shameless brag and now shameless advertising? Wordy, you're turning into me!! :D

Lovin' the err... attempt at the Haiku and the title is hilarious!

2Thinks said...

Very nice. You can just change that second line to "eternally gratefully" and you'll have it all.

Am I helpful, or what?!?

Your "enthusiasm" (five syllables right there girlfriend) is catching!

"Have a nice day-ay". (Five more syllables)

Heidi@2 Thinks to Share (there's 7!)

Beth E. said...

I love it!

I think if you're gonna have hillbilly firework festivities, then you need to serve some Hillbilly Salsa. I recently posted the recipe on my blog. Check it out!

Have a great week...

Nancy@ifevolutionworks.com said...

Pretty awesome job at that Haiku! I never could get the concept of using so few words to express myself.

Mich said...

I loved it!

You always make me smile...

Heart2Heart said...


I love you poem! It is inspired writing! Hope you and your entire family celebrate your sons birthday and truly create some one of a kind memories.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Madhatter Mom said...

I enjoyed your Haiku.. and there are some things that are just too amazing to follow conventional rules (God being one of them!)

Thanks so much for the visit and I'm not sure who God was working for on that one but I know I will be benefiting from it!

Love you site and can't wait to read more.


Deborah Ann said...

Funny, I claim to be a poet, yet I know nothing about Haiku.

Hope you have a great party!

The Things We Carried said...

I don't recall the strict rules of Haiku, but I have a feeling our Rabbi would give you an A on this one :)!

Daveda said...

His grace is amazing!! I liked your poem...I can't tell you if it's "correct" or not, but I like it.

Denise said...

Awesome, love it.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

you are a hoot! I love reading poetry, but notsomuch writing it!

momstheword said...

Happy birthday to your son! My youngest is 16! I asked him to please stop growing but he refused....sigh....

I have had many a fruit or vegie end it's sad, lonely life in my produce drawer. That's why I made lentil soup today, so I could make use of the carrots and celery!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Thanks everyone!

I decided to keep it the way I wrote it....well, because it wouldn't be "mine" if I changed it....

.....and I always have been known to be one syllable off. :D

L.L. Barkat said...

Oh, I do love haiku. Okay, I love all kinds of poetry. :)

Thanks for stopping by Seedlings in Stone... and for your sweet comment.

Theta Mom said...

This Haiku brought me back to like 7th grade Language Arts class!Yeah, the 5-7-5 pattern LOL
I enjoyed that, have a blast at the big bash. :)

Kim said...

There is something to be said about being grateful.... I don't know what it is... ;) But I am sure there is something.

Seriously. You are great.

Hope you have a wonderful party!

christy rose said...

Oh well, I can see your heart in your hiaku, anyways. LOL Wow! A Homecoming King and a 16th birthday for your family all in one week? You definitely have been celebrating lately. You are so blessed!

Kristina P. said...

I think you did a great job! I am not a poet and I know it.


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