F is for Faith

For the second year I decided to participate in the A-Z Blogging Challenge.  Each April bloggers write for 26 days (Sundays off). Each day is a consecutive letter of the alphabet.

Today is April 7th   and the  Fabulous letter F

This piece is  six stanzas of Haiku.

Inspired by a friend’s circumstances and helped along with prompts from a challenge.


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(I had no idea what to use for an image)

When her faith had died

When her faith had died,

she hoped he would not fail her,

but as time went on,


Their life continued

his voice like a trumpet’s blare

sent out warning notes


Her heart drummed loudly

she wondered if he was true

one more chance she gave


Watchful eyes waited

she sensed his interest fade

taut violin strings


Time passed so slowly

his flute shrilled piercing her soul

powerless she wept


Luck found her at last

the time had come to leave him

when her faith had died.


Kinda sad that one is.

Looking forward to your Fabrications

Have you ever written a story or poem from a prompt?

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13 Responses to F is for Faith

  1. Great haiku Sue! And I do write from prompts from time to time 🙂

  2. Lovely, Sue – heartrendingly lovely!

  3. Kirsten says:

    You evoke such deep emotions with so few words! I love how each stanza mentions a different musical instrument, except the last one–which creates a sense of loss in its own way.
    I’m not that great at prompts though. I have so much in my head that needs writing, it seems prompts only get in the way! I do them, and get words, but then set them aside and jump into my story world. 🙂

    • susan says:

      My weekly writing group works on prompts so I incorporate them into my writing. We get points 😀
      this piece was written for a friend going through a bad break up

  4. VR Barkowski says:

    Sad indeed, very poignant. I have written from a prompt, but I found it wasn’t helpful to me as a fiction writer. Prompts seem to tap the work side of my brain rather than the creative side. They feel more like a job assignment than an opportunity to create story. I’m a careful writer, but I write everyday, am never short of ideas and have never had writer’s block. The blank page is prompt enough, I suppose.

    VR Barkowski

  5. Finley Jayne says:

    wow, that was intense! Great post for the letter ‘F’ 🙂

  6. That is a .sad one. Well done. You are great at haiku

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