The Cherry On Top
“The cherry on top” is an expression used to show a special finishing touch. In a lot of my haiku, I write about memories with my family and they tend to be positive memories. I am an optimistic person and always see the good in situations, so I enjoyed writing about the good times I have had in life. I chose the haiku included in my collection based on what I thought was important in my life. Not all of the situations in my haiku are the same, but they are things that define who I am or where I live. Some of the haiku may seem negative, but in reality, I make the most of every situation. All of the situations together make me who I am. The cherry on top obviously has to do with ice cream in a literal sense like in my signature hiaku, but the collection is my “special finishing touch” to my life story in the form of haiku. I know there are many good times to come, but so far, this collection shows how great life has been.
just like old times . . .
replays in my head
as I stare at the photograph
The haiku above were my personal favorites because they are very relatable to my own life. You can connect with all of the haiku somehow, whether it be from a personal memory or something you can see happening. It is obvious that the author writes about things that have happened in her life, but she makes them vague enough to where everyone can relate because, most likely, everyone has been there at one time or another. ~Darrell Hunt