Why And How I Write: CyranoWriter’s 7+ Years Of Poetry, Prose, Photography And Creativity

May 8, 2016

More than 7 years ago, in January, 2009, I heard a poet read at President Obama’s first inauguration. I thought: “I can do that!” And so I started.
Making a goal of writing and posting a poem or creative piece every day, I put my creative thoughts into this blog. Most are short poems, which I try to make into Haiku (they are in the sense that they are 5/7/5). Some are longer. Some are free verse. Some are prose pieces. Some are silly. Most are serious and observational.

All of them feed my soul.
(Here is a great piece from Dead Poets Society / Robin Williams)

During the more than 7 years since then, I’ve written more than 6500 poetic and prose pieces. Along the way, I’ve discovered / invented three different types of electronic media poetry: ConTEXTing, IMprov, and ImproVerse. Each of these three has to do with an electron delivery method (phone texting, Instant messaging or IMing, and improv voice recognition.)

Some of the pieces are “romantic” in nature (I’m currently single, have been for nearly a decade, so these writings talk about the pathos of that state). Others are observations of either nature or human nature. Many deal with the issues we all face daily. And still others are just thoughts and musings, prompted by my observations of what is happening around me. Some are augmented by my photography. Most are left for you, the reader, to visualise in your mind. All of these reflect how I see the world, and what living and observing and just being means to me.

My hope, my dream, is that people will read my work and “see new”. They’ll think about how they see or what they feel about the things I see and feel. And, most importantly, I hope my writing, day after day after day after day, will inspire others to simply see, to observe the amazingness happening around them, and to capture it in whatever form or style they choose.

People tell me “I used to write. I wish I could write more. I need to write more.” To them — to YOU — I say: “Do.” Because, 7 years ago, I heard another poet. And then, I did.

PS: My work is in chronological order, with the most recent writings immediately following this post. If you are looking for a particular subject or topic, type in some key works in the “Search” bar (above right), and it should bring up all my writing related to that topic. “Prince Charming” seems to be a popular search!

No Habla Espanol’, But God Knows Each One: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 23, 2017

His name was diez/
syllables long, yet I learned/
how to pronounce it.

Caught Two-Handed: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku Lament

February 22, 2017

Not everyone will/
appreciate my topless/
I-15 dancing.
Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/SpS1EOR5kU0
I-15 Topless Dancer, Feb 2017

Being Okay With Yourself: Revolutionary Plagiarized Haiku

February 21, 2017

God says: “I’m okay/
with you. Now you need to be/
okay with yourself.”

Only If There’s A Temple Trip Involved: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 21, 2017

Would it be a big/
mistake to invite her for/
a Philly cheesesteak?
Philly cheesesteak landmarks Pat's and Jim's

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Orderly Praying: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 21, 2017

It’s wonderful to/
hear your faithful home teacher/
truly pray to God.

Beacon Through The Clouds Of Life: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 21, 2017

Cloudy Timpanogos Temple, Feb. 2017Though the days may be/Provo City Center Temple
dark and cloudy, there is still/
a beacon in life.
OR
Though the days may be/
dark and cloudy, there are still/
beacons in my life.
Payson Utah Temple -- cloudy sunburst sunset, Feb. 2017

Why Say What You Are? Non-Boxing Advice: Revolutionary Blogging Prose

February 20, 2017

“I’m a single.”
Or
“I’m single.”
I hear it so often,
it makes me want to
cry.

Why say what you are?
Or what you think you are?
Unless you say
“I am a child of God.”
“I am a son of God.”
“I am a daughter of Heavenly Father.”

“I am a single”
is a statement
about your state of life.
It is
WHERE
you are,
not WHO
or WHAT
you are.

That statement
brings so many
other statements,
judgements,
traits,
emotions.
Most of them
are not WHO
or WHAT
I am.

Isn’t it more accurate
to state:
“I am IN
the single phase
of my life”?

That allows us
possibilities.
That lets us
NOT be put in a box.

There is nothing wrong
with being in
the single phase
of life.
But it may not be
where we are
permanently.

And it is not
who we are
completely.

Because we are
so much more
than single.

Who We Are Where We Are: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 20, 2017

We must understand/
the difference between where we/
are and who we are.

Who’s Dirty In The Temple? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 20, 2017

He’s stinky. I am/
repulsed. But how much worse is/
inner filthiness.?

God’s Way Is Different: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 20, 2017

Why do we care when/
we’re different? God wants us to/
be. Satan doesn’t.