#TuesdayThoughts: A Haiku Poem- Writing For Justice


I have written this poem as part of a writing challenge called #writethemoon on Instagram. It’s a haiku poem on thoughts that I have that I feel is going on around the world.

First off, I want to stop and say that I didn’t do the Music Monday post nor much of any writing because I haven’t been feeling well. Last week, I had an eye appointment and a few days before that my eyes would watered up a lot. I have also been getting these severe pain in my eyes that would lead to my migraines getting worse.

Come to find out, I have an eye infection, and I’ve been in more pain and discomfort than I ever had in my eyes. Thankfully, I have some antibiotics eye drops and pray these work. As this moment they feel a little better than before since using the drops. I’ll keep you updated on how my eyes are progressing.

Back to the post at hand, I feel that so much bad has been going on for some time and in our neighborhoods. There are times when I don’t want to watch TV because it can get depressing. And oftentimes when I do watch TV, it’s mostly anything not news related.

There are things we can NOT turn a blind eye to like seeing and hearing about human/sex trafficking, poverty, brutality, racial injustice, systemic issues, etc. There have to be justice; something needs to be done.

And also, other issues related to children, we should be aware of like children living in an abusive, toxic environment and goes to school just to be bullied. And women (and some men) are going through abuse and some are struggling to find their way out of their toxic relationships and environment.

There is so much more I want to say but I’m going to leave it here.

What do you think about these issues and/or other issues that are happening in and around the world that gives you some thought to?

I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day.