Posts Tagged ‘care’

What I Do: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 30, 2015

If I really cared/
about her, I wouldn’t do/
half the things I do.

If I cared about/
her, I wouldn’t do half the /
things I do to her.

I Don’t Care: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

December 7, 2014

I don’t care. I don’t/
care. I don’t care, I don’t care,/
I don’t care. I don’t.

I Care, Even If You Don’t Know It: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 14, 2014

“How are you doing?”/
Even though I don’t ask much,/
I still always care.

Reaching For Her Far Away: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 29, 2013

If he reached for her,/
far away, in the early/
morning, would she care?

Charity Replaces Fun: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 20, 2013

When I care about/
and help women I’m with, I/
stop being much fun.

Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again: Revolutionary IMproVerse Iambic Poem

September 20, 2013

Two grandchildren of good friends have childhood cancer. I am no longer the common link. I wrote this about that experience.
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Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again

My son’s best friend
is now a mother
who’s going where your child has been
And is.
You may think I’m not there.
You may think
That I don’t care.
But because I care as deeply as I do,
I have respected the silence from you.

I know you have duties and obligations to keep.
I know you have worries and thoughts which deprive you of sleep.
I know that in trying to help at your daughter’s home,
you have felt, sometimes, left alone.

But you’re not.

Prayers are constantly being uttered
for you as well as your granddaughter.
But now this silence I must end
to help The daughter of my friend
and the son of my son’s friend.

For in your daughter’s voyage beneath
There is experience
and wisdom and surviving grief
which may bring sense
And some relief
and insights
and make a dawn
out of the night
and the fears
that bring tears
to so many.
If I had that wisdom,
I would share it,
but I haven’t any
except to bare it
and to show another the way
to the experience
that your daughter and granddaughter have today.

And so, while I respect your pained silence
heartfelt, wide and deep,
please forgive me if I that same silence
can no longer keep.

Has Anyone Cared About Her? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 10, 2013

He wonders if she/
could get used to having a/
guy care about her.

Pink/Purple Angel: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

March 24, 2013

How you care for my/
Mother* makes me wonder if/
one can care for you.

How you cared for my/
Mother made me wonder if/
I could care for you.

How you care for a/
Mother* makes me wonder who/
can take care of you.


Who Cares? Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 15, 2013

it’s very rare that people/
really even care.