Carpe Diem haiku prompt for today is Fortitude. It is quite a heavy word with grandiose meanings. Sacrifice and courage. Soldiers protecting our boundaries, police ensuring our safety, fire fighters and men who plunge into danger to live up to greater ideals.
But fortitude is also about being patient when life gets a little uncomfortable- being mature and understanding even during those small trials which are sometimes so trying. Misunderstandings with family, quarrels with friends and maybe even illnesses. It’s about putting others before oneself and knowing that this too shall pass.
So here is my haiku finally:
Groggy eyes, cough,sneeze
Plaster a smile- save some lives
Soup and Bed- on hold
aichooo! Can’t wait to get off work and snuggle into my bed.