Archive for February, 2012

When Dreams Become Nightmares: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 12, 2012

Sometimes, when dreams come/

true, if you’re not careful, they/

can become nightmares.


Why Backups Are Needed: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poetry

February 12, 2012

When parents split,
Children must make choices.
I did.
No matter where I went,
I had a backup.
If one parent didn’t work out,
I could leave,
Go elsewhere,
Be with someone else.

Dating was the same way.
I’d develop relationships,
But always kept another
In my back pocket,
As a backup.

Marriage should have changed that.
It did
For awhile.
But when I felt unloved,
When there was stress
Or anger
Or loneliness,
I looked for
A backup
Or two,
Or three.

But, unlike with my parents,
I lost everything.

Now I stand alone,
Seeking love,

But the old fears,
Creep in.
I seek backups,
So when she bails,
Hurts me,
Shuts down,
Another will be there,
Coming off the bench,
Filling needs
That were never there.

For true love
Needs no backup,
No substitute,
No replacement.

True love just needs
And acceptance.

Knowing that,
Learning that,
Understanding that,
Accepting that
Is my first step.

There’s No One, Including You: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 12, 2012

You, green,  think I have

/another. There’s no one else. /

You weren’t there, either.

Bunnies and Daisies: Romantic Blogging Haiku

February 10, 2012

She claims I am a/

daisy sender. Is she just/

a bunny boiler?


IM Emptyness: Romantic Blogging Haiku Lament

February 10, 2012

Staring at gmail./

No IMs. No emails. No/

reasons to express.

You Must Not Settle: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 9, 2012
I may be rotten /
to the core. At least you learned there’s/
no need to settle.

Full Moon Cloud Cover: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 8, 2012

On the first full moon/

night since the end, clouds covered/

the sky. He was glad.

Was Our Time Wasted? : Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

February 6, 2012

She thought that our time/

together was a waste. I/

feel the opposite.

Not Asking For Help: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 5, 2012

When someone needs help/

and doesn’t ask for it, how/

can anyone know?

Where’s The Fun In Youth Sports: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 5, 2012

His parents grilled their/

young sports star on his skills. What /

happened to his  fun?