Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge#87 Class and Firm


Ronovan’s prompt words this week, class and firm seem to be very appropriate judging by my new part-time role working in a primary school.

It’s been quite a week. We’ve had rain, fog, cold days, mishaps, sharing issues, arguments, little fights and then…. one day this week the fire alarm went off during the lunch break and the little ‘uns were very upset. They thought their school was about to burn down, and they wanted their mummies! So I did my best to reassure them that this was not the case and it was just the kitchens getting too hot!! Poor wee mites, when you’re little every drama ends up being a major crisis of disproportionate proportions.

It didn’t help that just before the fire alarm went off one of the little girls hurt her lip, adding even more drama to an already raging inferno!

So the Monkeying Around haiku below is with them in mind…. sometimes, I’d advocate a fair old dousing of over imaginativeitis – only in extreme cases you understand!  But if all else fails a big hug from mum is always a good idea:



Raging school drama,

Classes monkeying around,

Firm, but fair dousing!


Oh and today I came across one of many little cherubs. This one with curly blond hair and the brightest blue eyes,  but even little cherubs can be challenging! This little fellow only responds to the words kind hands when he’s been a bit naughty – kind hands involves putting your little hands up in the air and proposing kindness to your  fingertips… miraculously it seemed to work, perhaps he is a bit theatrically inclined. I hope when I ask him to do it again his hands oblige!

I mentioned it to my youngest daughter and she laughed and admitted that she was really naughty in reception!!! In fact she was so naughty that she used to have to stay in sometimes as they wouldn’t let her out to play! And I thought she was an angel, us mothers, huh!!! She sounds like a cherub too….



A little cherub,

Not naughty just challenging,

Firm words then kind hands.


Do pop over to Ronovan Writes, to join in with the haiku weekly challenge fun:


Hope you liked my haiku.

Have a lovely weekend, have fun, but remember no monkeying around!

Bye for now,


Marje @ Kyrosmagica xx




About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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28 Responses to Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge#87 Class and Firm

  1. Judy Martin says:

    Those were great haiku, Marje. I love the stories behind them as well. Kids eh?! 🙂

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  2. I love the look of your new blog, Marje. It looks amazing. It feels good to change it up. I know I have done it too much, but I seem to have found one that really exemplifies my aura of fairies. Now, I loved both of your haiku too! ❤ Happy Spring! ❤

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  3. I think “firm words/ kind hands” is a great motto to live by!

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  4. inesephoto says:

    Your haiku make me think. My granddaughter starts school in August… Firm words then kind hands… I guess we will have a chat with her 🙂

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    • They never tell you what they are really up to…. at least not in my experience. Mind you your granddaughter might be one of the well behaved ones. Even if they are challenging when they are little as long as they are decent when they are adults, that’s the main thing!

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      • inesephoto says:

        My eldest is too kind. Hope she will hang on two years until her sister starts school too. Her sister is a warrior for justice, and tough as they come.

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      • A tough warrior for justice that sounds a bit like my eldest… I remember once someone tried to trip her up at school so she gave him a kick in the leg! He never bothered her again.

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      • inesephoto says:

        Well, what is fair is fair. The same tactics here. She is only 2.5. The latest: she was watching an older girl annoy others in the nursery, and when that girl finally approached her, my warrior took off her tiny shoe and just hit that girl in her face… the girl walked away, none of them said a word.

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      • My goodness she really is a warrior! Doesn’t sound as if anyone is going to step on her toes!

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      • inesephoto says:

        No way. And she has the smallest shoe size 🙂 It is so fun that our granddaughters have similar characters 🙂

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      • Oh, the most strong characters come in little parcels… same with my eldest, she was such a tiny, delicate, baby – no granddaughters yet. My eldest is twenty and fiercely independent – so doubt there will be any grand kids for a while to come. That’s something for the future.. I hope they’ll oblige in years to come, not too soon though!

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      • inesephoto says:

        There is quite a bit of mystery as to how two sisters could be so different! 🙂
        Patience. I had been waiting for my first grandchild 9 years 🙂

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  5. Annika Perry says:

    I think your last haiku should be pasted on the walls for all teachers and helpers to see – often I’ve heard unkind words and firm hands to the little ones! Really like these and see you’re finding inspiration with your new work, Marje. Terrific.

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  6. Very nice. And I always appreciate anything with chimps.

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  7. Ali Isaac says:

    Gosh Marje you are a busy lady… the last thing I knew you were working in retail, now you are working in a school, you are so versatile and multi talented! And you must have the patience of a saint… retail is challenging enough, but playschool? No, that I couldn’t do.

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