Haiku Challenge for Oct. 5: ‘Rise’

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Today’s haiku challenge:

My style is the five/seven/five syllable structure. Here are my 10 haiku poems:

I would rise from the
ashes like a phoenix, but
cliches hold me down.

I would rise from the
ashes like a phoenix, but
it’s comfortable.

I would rise from the
ashes like a phoenix, but
more burning to do.

I would rise from the
ashes like a phoenix, if
I didn’t burst again.

I would rise from the
ashes of my depression
but they’re smothering.

I would rise from the
ashes of anxiety, but
I’m afraid of heights.

Rise above the pain
a ghost above a waking
body, sleepwalking.

Rise in the morning,
then go back to sleep — defeat
heavy on the eyes.

Rise in the morning,
napalm in the coffee; this
is the best it gets.

Rise in the morning,
filter eyes through dark curtains,
a world seen in grays.

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