Posts Tagged ‘attention’

Paying Too Much Attention: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

May 18, 2013

Why do they say it’s/
dangerous for guys to act /
too interested?

Recognizing Me For The First Time: Romantic IMprov Haiku

October 24, 2012

When one writes mirrored/
prose, it grabs your attention/
through recognition.

Some Say Stop: She Says Not: Romantic Improv Blogging Poem

May 24, 2011

Some say stop
the poetic madness,
the unfolding of my life,
the exposure of myself.

“What’s the purpose?”
they ask.
“Are you trying for
attention?
Affirmation?
Appreciation?
Are you delivering
a message?”
“Don’t stop writing,”,
they say,
“but stop publishing.”

Yet, this was my goal:
To prove I could,
daily,
write.
Be inspired.
And,
in turn,
inspire.

I echo a fiddler
(Raise the roof!):
I should more easily
pull out my beard
*(if I had one)
and uncover my head
*(if that was my religion).
So has my writing
become
to me.

But she
begs,
Bitte!
for me
to continue
my poetry.
“Word goo”
she calls it,
as though it stuck
something together.

Why does she ask?
Is it for some
subliminal control
she maintains over me?
Is it for some
feeling
welling up deep inside
when she reads
and knows
she IS the muse?
(And she has been
for hundreds of these,
at least lately.)

Is it because
in my words
she becomes
immortal?

Does it matter?
Foes,
critics,
nay sayers,
dream slayers,
children,
X’s
cry to halt
creativity.

Friends,
supporters,
believers
beg
to differ.
Beg
for more.
Beg
me
to continue.
And so I do.

Not Enough Attention: Romantic Haiku Lament

May 22, 2011

She craves attention.
Write, call, text, ask her out, woo.
It’s still not enough.

The Hurt Of Geek Love: Romantic ConTEXTing Poetic Lament

April 21, 2011

When/
your friends/
told U 2 seek/
love of a geek,/
did they say/
It’s geeks’ romance way/
2 hope 4 affection?/
Or at least attention?/

A smart/
heart/
is hurt/
by inert.

Spelling Shakespeare: Revolutionary Email Haiku

December 22, 2010

Any woman who/
spells “Shakespeare” correctly is/
worth Achtung, Baby!

Attention Whore – Takes One to Know One: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poem

April 29, 2010

She is an attention w*ore./
Give her limelight,/
she wants more!/
Mo’ bigger. Mo’ brite./
Is that fair 2 say?/
Is it the right call?/
More? Now way!/
She wants it all!