I compromise my
truth with lies in order to
take step after step,

breath after breath as;
I caress my illusions
with death after death.

Grasping fantasy
as I compromise my truth
with lies, illusions

sooth the pain of a
soul whose warden can’t accept
life ticking away

– victimize every
lesson as I compromise
my truth with lies. Bent

on self-destruction
instead of realization
of truth; perceptions

are all moot when to
great lengths I’ll go to hide, that’s
why I compromise

my truth with lies, and
become the person that I
had once most despised.


For the Weekly Writing Challenge: Haiku


  1. I’ve never really been one for haiku, however, after I found a challenge online I’ve been reading some, and I really like it. 🙂 Really enjoyed yours. It made me actually sit down and think about it. 🙂 Can’t wait for the next one!


  2. Neat sequence to the series of haiku. How does the picture fit in? The shapes and colors in the photo set the tone for the poetry very nicely, certainly, I’m just not making any further connection between the photo’s subject matter and the verses.. It is entirely possible I’m over-complicating it though 😛 Wouldn’t be the first time, won’t be the last. The final stanza reminds me of the saying “The things we hate the most about others tend to be the most deep-set issues we have with ourselves” (paraphrased)


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