Mother’s Mandate: A Haiku

I hid your letter.
Harvard accepted you, dear,
But you can’t leave me.

Written for Writing 101, Day 5: Be Brief.


30 thoughts on “Mother’s Mandate: A Haiku

  1. You just put mine to shame. And here I thought doing a haiku would be original. 😛
    Much Respect and ADMIRATION for capturing several emotional aspects in one from humor to sadness.

    • I KNOW, right? I swear I thought of it myself. And when I saw the first haiku pop up on the Writing 101 page I was devastated.

      I loved yours, I don’t know what you’re talking about. But thanks for the compliment anyway. *rereads your comment for fourth time* Awwwww….thanks a lot.

  2. This is awesome. I think this just so perfectly sums up what a mother goes through when their kid is set to go to university. Very well done!

    • Thanks! And good question. Most haiku I’ve seen don’t have much punctuation, but I think it’s up to the individual poet. In this case, I wrote it with minimal punctuation because that’s what I usually see. After I published it, I seriously considered adding in periods, but didn’t. I was worried it would make it too abrupt.

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