Archive for the ‘Revolutionary ImproVerse Poetry’ Category

Struggles Are Growth For Forevah: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

July 1, 2019

Each of my children
struggles
with what they should do
in their lives
and
with their lives.

They ask what purpose they have,
what greater good
they can serve.

It seems as though
they feel as though
there should be some
final
answer.

There’s not.

While I’m glad
(as their Dad)
they’re trying to figure out
how best to serve
and what purpose they have
in the world,
and while I’m glad
they’re searching for purpose,
how can I explain to them
that I have not yet,
(at over a half of century of age,)
found that answer?

And that I may never find it.

What do
I want to do
when I grow up?

I may never know.

How can I explain to them
that the world is changing,
and its needs,
and the people of the earth’s needs
are changing as well.

How can I let them know that,
while those needs are changing,
our own,
personal,
ability to help
to serve
to uplift
and to strengthen
is also changing,
morphing,
growing.

I’m a much different man
than
I was at 25,
at 35,
at 43,
at 50, (12 years ago),
at 60.

My skills are different.
My talents have changed and grown.
I now have wisdom
that I didn’t even think
I could possess
when I was 36 years old.

So while I encourage
my kids,
(now grown)
to keep trying
to figure out
how best to serve,
I also hope that they have learned
from me
that service
and life’s journey
is not a final destination.

Life is simply
a journey,
an opportunity
to find out
how best to help,
and then to do that
in the moment,
until such time comes
as you find another need
that the world has
an another talent
that you have
that helps fill that need.

And on
and on
and on.

Because only those
who don’t stop serving,
who don’t stop helping,
who don’t stop caring,
keep living.

Goldfinches With Sunflowers: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 30, 2019

Ripping out lawn to/
plant wildflowers brings wild birds./
A double bonus!Goldfinches on Wildflowers

Just Because Good Music: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 30, 2019

Just because I don’t
like something musical does/
not mean it’s not good.

Peach Pit Planting Alliteration: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 29, 2019

Remembering I planted peach pits and a butterfly bush near my redneck birdbathI plant peach pits near/
butterfly bush and bird bath.
Can I remember?

Drowning Out Machines Yawp: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 28, 2019

The machine next door/
grinds on and drones loudly, but/
my yawp drowns it out.

Her Voice, Raised: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 20, 2019

In the end, it won’t/
matter if your voice was heard,/
just that it was raised.

(See her blog “Front Porch Sense”)

Remember Those Goals? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 20, 2019

I’ve stopped meeting my/
goals. Should I start over or/
return and repair?

Perfect Right Angle Naturally: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Question

June 19, 2019

right angle in nature rockIt’s claimed that perfect/
right angles can’t be found in/
nature. what’s this then?

Cook It Yourself Like I Did: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 19, 2019

I’ve cooked boxed mac and/
cheese for years, so it’s hard to/
have that skill doubted.

Facebook News Waste: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

June 18, 2019

I waste so much time/
on Facebook, but how else would/
I ever learn news?