Archive for the ‘Revolutionary Blogging Poetry’ Category

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

Glad For Strong Teeth: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

January 3, 2017

When Dad leaves lic’rice/
out, beware of biting black/
magic marker caps.Black licorice and a black magic marker cap, Jan. 2017

Connecting To Jazz Greats: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

December 19, 2016

Downbeat blues* to learn/
dad’s aunt taught Woody Herman./
He was a sour note.
OR
*Strange downbeat

Smart Car Bump: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

December 12, 2016

Be careful driving/
Smart Cars. Hitting cig butts will/
feel like ramming curbs.

Unexpected Library Serenade: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

November 19, 2016

I expected a/
quiet library, but loved/
ukulele songs!
Ukuleles Unexpectedly at the Springville Library -- Nov. 2016
Springville Library Ukulele Teacher

Commuter Train Conundrum: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

November 16, 2016

The main downside of/
riding the rails is: I can’t /
keep dancing topless.

An Open “Now What?” Letter About The Election Results

November 10, 2016

Here’s an open letter to those who are shocked, saddened, angry and scared at the 2016 Presidential Election results.
Dear friends (and future friends):
I voted for Trump.
You are upset.
While I can’t pretend to have the same feelings you have, or to empathize with your fears and concerns, I recognize that you feel those feelings deeply, and I can offer you this:
What do you want me to do now?
What can I do that will make you feel included, loved, cared for, that will make you feel better?

I’m earnestly asking, because I honestly care and love you. Because I want to help. Because I want to make a difference. Many of us want to make a difference.
So … please respond and let me know what you want to do NOW.
Sincerely,
Dave

P.S.By the way: “Go F* yourself”, “Go kill yourself”, or “Move to Canada” are not helpful answers.

In A WiFi’d Lobby, Alone, In A Revolution: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse

November 8, 2016

I have more
to share than
short poems
can say.

Remember,
eight years ago,
the audacity
of THAT revolution?

It feels like
another one
is happening
with and without me.

My political firestorm mother?
Gone to bed.
My green-voting father?
Likewise asleep (ON! WISCONSIN!)

But I can sit not alone
in a wifi’d lobby,
connected with my kids.
“So Mind Blown” defines the moment.

We watch,
together,
a revolting revolt
against good old boys (and girls).

It’s too early to know,
but it feels good to watch
and know that there is,
at least, possibilities.

Because revolutions
are always fought
not knowing the outcome,
but having hope for change.

As I sit with my children
miles and states away,
I’m glad they reflect me,
and proud they honor them.

I was sad to be alone
during this revolution,
but am honored and happy
to have, again, connected.

Whether it’s hoops,
Packers/Seahawks,
Rock n’ Roll,
or revolutions;

Whether it’s sunrise/sunsets,
music, traveling, museums,
eating, drinking, or holidays:
I’m glad when I’m with my kids.

Kuhns Kids!
YOU RAWK! YEAH!
Now, how about this change?
Turn and face the strange!

Stupid Good Over Bad Maybe: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

November 8, 2016

I admit being/
surprised. I’d hoped stupid good/
might win out. Maybe!

This Birthday Poem Doesn’t Say Enough: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

October 25, 2016

My daughter’s birthday/
should elicit more, but/
my heart is too full.