Archive for the ‘Revolutionary IMprov Poetry’ Category

Father’s Day Wish With Jimi: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Poem

June 16, 2017

Jimi Hendrix memorial, air guitar, Renton, WAI hope my kids look back on today
and remember they had a dad who
taught them to play
left hand air guitar.

Sometimes I Feel – RIP Gregg Allman: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 27, 2017

How can I ‘splain what/
Whippin’ Post felt like on a/
sweaty night up North?

How I’ll Stay Safe: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 18, 2017

I learned this great Truth: /
Serving in His House daily /
directs me safely.

What’s Incomplete? Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 15, 2017

We may often think/
we’ve thought incomplete thoughts, which/
aren’t, once they’re written.

Celebratory Dances Help Me Feel Joy: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 14, 2017

Watching my friend dance,/
I felt my mouth’s corners turn/
upward once again.
gunałchéesh

(To read the backstory behind the totem raising, click here for the totem raising story)

A Fair Rhubarb Warning: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

May 1, 2017

Stalk red rhubarb’s stalk/
if you dare, but eat not her/
poison’d green leaves fair.

Two Roads Both Traveled: Revolutionary IMprov Free Verse

April 23, 2017

No apologies to Robert Frost

Two roads converged
in the tulip fields,
and I,
remembering it had been years
since I’d last passed
this way,
as a younger,
less curious man;
recognizing I would probably
never pass
this singular way
again;
wondering,
with age,
curious,
yet certain in knowing
how each road would lead
to a different view,
to different light,
to different experience,
to different understanding;
as an older man,
standing on the brink
of my eternities,
now took enough time
to broaden my vistas
as wide as I could.

Two roads converged
in the tulip fields.
I breathed deeply,
faced the setting sun,
cancelled other appointments,
and took them both.

And that will make
all the difference.
Two Roads Converged in the tulip fields

His Grace Is Sufficient: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 1, 2017

When it’s not your work,/
but His, don’t worry about/
your abilities.

The Prophet Said: Be Kind And Charitable: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 1, 2017

When I’m not kind,but/
lash out, even though I’m hurt,/
I’m not doing right.

Doing Right Might Be Hard: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 1, 2017

When it’s an effort/
to do the right thing, then you/
learn that it’s worth it.