Posts Tagged ‘carpe diem man’

Sunset Yawp: Revolutionary IMprov Iambic Free Verse

May 9, 2016

I feel
a great deal
of melancholy
folly
going on.
It’s not fun.
But I’ll face the setting sun
and again soulfully yawp
like Uncle Walt
Whitman.
Carpe Diem.

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Go Live Life: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 10, 2014

I’m tired of Facebook/
memes telling me to live life/
large. That’s what I do.
OR
I’m getting tired of/
Facebook telling me I should/
live life large. I am.

Unexpected Tacos, Churros And Horchata: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 21, 2014

Provo street vendor deep fries churros at midnight near the Front Runner StationIt seems my life is/
filled with finding weird things*. Street/
vendor dinner? Si!!!

OR
… finding the unexpected,/
like midnight vendors.

Avoiding “Not” Reasons: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 4, 2014

Anyone can find/
“not” reasons to not do. I/
seek reasons to do.

What If We Just DO? Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

January 1, 2014

What is it
that causes us,
at a certain age,
to believe we can’t
do
something?

What is it
that holds us back
from following
our true self?

Is it
the belief
that it’s “too late”?

What if
we just assume
we
could
do
what we want?

What if
we just say:
“I’m going
to do
this thing?”
And then
we went out
and did it?

Or we didn’t do it?

Maybe we failed at it.
So?
At least we tried.

What if,
instead of saying
that our life
sucks
or that this
and this
and that
went wrong,
we instead
look
at all
the good things
that are happening
in our life?
All the things
we are able
to do?
All the opportunities
that we have,
that we took,
that we do
and did?

What if,
instead of apologizing
for things
we don’t
do
well,
or for things
we don’t do,
we do,
and we do
the best we can,
and we take
humble pride
in knowing that
we tried.

What if,
every day,
we salute
the sunrise,
or the thumbnail
moon,
or the sunset,
or the stars?

What if,
in our heavenly
salutations,
we think
of a “Do New” thing
that we’re going to do,
and then we go
and do that thing?

What if,
every time somebody says,
“I can’t believe
all the things
you do,
and how full
your life is!”
we smile at them
and say:
“You could, too.
I believe in you.
Go and do.”

What if
they do?

What if
we all do?

She Called Me Names: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

June 5, 2013

She used to call me/
names, but I liked them. They were/
all complement’ry.

How’d You Start Your Morning? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 21, 2013

This old man, he played/
songs and danced, topless, down the/
freeway. What’d you do?

Carpe Diem Solus Man: Revolutionary Free Verse Lament

April 5, 2013

Should I rage
At again
(or still)
Being told
How much I’m missed,
How much I’m needed,
How much I’m thought of;

But when the time comes,
When the opportunity’s there,
When the shot’s ready
To be taken,
I’m forgotten,
Ignored,
Or worse,
Excused away,
Made to believe that
IF
Things were different,
And IF
I had “been there”,
And IF
I’d been more proactive,
The great chance
Would have been mine?

Should I be mad, sad, frustrated?
Or should I just accept
That’s who I am,
That’s how I’m thought of,
That’s the world’s view
of solo mio;

That I’m some invisible
Nothing
Who has such a vast array
Of kind feelings,
Such a tender heart,
such a positive nature,
That people expect
That they can party
And dance
And hold the parade
Without me.

That I’ll just watch,
Face pressed against
The second story window,
As others play,
Until at last
I grow tired
Of being left out,
again,
as I was.

Then I go out
And create my own magic,
Alone,
As I always have,
As I’ve always been,
Carpe Diem Sōlus Man.

Carpe Diem Man Does Vegas

March 19, 2013

I Open my mouth,/
Get private Hard Rock bash tix./
Carpe Diem, man!