Archive for the ‘Revolutionary Blogging Poetry’ Category

Consider Opportunity Cost — Revolutionary Blogging Sonnet

August 11, 2019

When I consider
all that may be gained or lost,
I far too seldom
think of the opportunity cost.

Playing soccer or baseball
was never a bad thing,
but I never once asked
what eternal growth they’d bring.

I can think of many times
I went to play in the sun.
But the more valuable games
were those with more than just fun.

It’s the eternal things which must be considered and weighed
to decide if time is well spent, or just frittered away.

Based on a April 2019 General Conference talk by Elder Dallin H. Oaks.

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Losing Weight: Revolutionary Cautionary Haiku

July 18, 2019

When you feel too fat,/
gripe at God. He’ll snap tendons/
and let you just sit.

The Greatest Gift, The Greatest Theft: Revolutionary Blogging Poetry

July 17, 2019

I may have a great/
charity. When I force it/
on you, it’s evil.

What Should I? Revolutionary Blogging Poetry

July 17, 2019

So much to see.
So much to do.
So much to live.
So much to…
So what should I?

Klingon I Message: Revolutionary Blogging Rhyming Haiku

July 12, 2019

Klingon I on a cushaw pie.When the Klingon “I” /
shows on cushaw pie, eat! It’s/
a good day to die.

Click this link to go to a Klingon alphabet site.

Good Lesson For All: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 11, 2019

An adm’rals daughter,/
she still slept ‘neath bridges ’til/
she got herself straight.

Fill In Life’s Gaps With What? Revolutionary Blogging Iambic Verse

July 1, 2019

You may,
on the daily,
learn what He wants you
to do.

You may
obey
His call,
but that’s all.

Then what?
Do you sit on your butt?
Do you fill in your life’s gaps
with mindless crap?

I could delight
and write.
Creation
might bring my soul elation.

Or do I waste time
doing things less sublime?
Creating my inner “duuuuuhhhh”
with social media?

Or watch sports,
or comedy shorts,
or other junk to see
on TV?

When I do nichts
it makes my heart sick.
When I create
my soul feels great!

So why
don’t I
at least try?

Fill In The Gaps Despair: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 1, 2019

You do what you should./
Then what? Do you stretch yourself?/
Or fill gaps with fluff?

Already I’m So Lonesome, Alone Again, Naturally: Revolutionary Blogging Whining Lament Free Verse Poem

May 25, 2019

Alone again.
Or is it alone,
still.
I know I should be independent,
and yet
I honestly
don’t want to be
totally.

We all have busy lives,
and we all need to respect
and give space
to others
we care for
and about.

Yes, and,
I guess I need
to learn how
to do that.

The reality is
I haven’t yet.
I expect those
I care about
to care about
the same things
I care about;
to be interested
in the same things
I’m interested in,
even if the timing
is not right.

I suppose
that’s selfish
of me.
I just had
different expectations.

And now I have to learn
to deal
with those dashed dreams
and expectations.

The expectations
that everything we did
or everything that one of us
wanted to do
would be
something that
we both wanted
to do.

But that’s not
the way it is.
The real bet is
that there’s just
not always the interest.

That we don’t
always want to walk
that yellow brick road
dressed like Buddy Holly.
(Oooh, oooh!)

I didn’t have time
before
to turn and
face the strange.
But now,
with these ch ch ch changes
I’m goin’ through,
even though things are
gonna get done,
even though there will always be
someone like her
even though the thrift shop trips
may be more efficient,
I don’t want
blue to be my color.

Nature, Music, Life Can Be Learned: Revolutionary Blogging Sonnet

May 3, 2019

Ten-plus deciduous,
mixed with a few evergreens:
more than a dozen
shade-givers are seen

from my back window
in the sunset’s glow.
All wrapped as she plays
improv piano.

Life’s good,
and you grow,
when nature’s understood,
and when you know.

It’s not knowledge gained by some parchmented degree.
It’s what people, plants, air, earth, water, life, daily give to me.
A few of the tree leaves in my NW Georgia backyard