Posts Tagged ‘ConTEXTing Poem’

Perfect God Is Not A Perfectionist: ConTEXTing Free Verse

August 10, 2019

My wife posted this on her Facebook yesterday:
‘I created something today and was grappling over whether it was good enough. . David responded, “It’s good enough… why do you think it has to be perfect? Do you think God is a perfectionist?”
“Probably,” I replied.
“No, He’s not. He can’t be… He created us.”
Touche!’
After I thought about it, I changed my mind and wrote this free verse:

Because God IS
just
perfect,
He made us
perfectly
imperfect,
so we can learn
and grow
and become.

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Twice-Told Sunset Lesson Told Twice: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 26, 2019

Today my daughter texted me at about 4 p.m. to ask: “What does Grandpa always say about sunsets?”
(Answer: If you’re too busy to watch a sunset, you’re too busy!)
Ironically, later in the evening, I was outside working on finishing installing/repairing our new (to us) chicken coop. Suddenly, shortly after 8 p.m., I stood up and looked westward … and realized I’d missed most of the sunset. Weird that my daughter and I had JUST DISCUSSED that point … and I’d missed the lesson!
So I wrote this haiku:

Dont get too busy/
and forget to turn around
and watch the sunset.
I was too busy and almost missed the sunset

Suspend Disbelief To Be You: Revolutionary Free Verse

February 23, 2019

When you suspend disbelief
about who you are, then
you can come to believe
who you truly are.

Engaged! Next Stop — BBQ (‘Cuz She’s Southern Like That) : Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

November 7, 2017

She first said: “Yes!” and/
then she yelled: “HELL YES!!!” She is/
such a Southern girl!
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Bidding Adieu And Starting Anew: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse

July 13, 2017

How do I bid adieu
To a life
And a lifestyle
I’ve lived
For years?

It was never comfortable.
Too Often
it was not pure,
nor holy,
nor of good report.
Rarely was it
praiseworthy.

It was not
Where I needed
Or wanted
To be.

At last,
here I am,
at the edge
of potential new paths,
rising out of the muck
and mire of the past.

New vistas,
new visions,
new opportunities
are spread out before me,
inviting me,
filling me with hope
and belief:

I CAN do this!

And yet…
I don’t know how
to step away.
I’m afraid I’ll lose
my shoe,
Stuck
In the past’s muck.

Then I recall Him.
He asks me to change.
He will lift me
up
and out;
Place my unshod feet
On paths He has traveled,
to places He has gone.

I believe
that when I’ve walked
His paths,
barefoot,
long enough to have worn
all the muck from my feet,
they will be shod
through His Grace
and Mercy
with righteousness,
And I will be purified
and able
to be
in the vistas
I can now only
dimly
see.

Repairing A Broken Heart: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

July 13, 2017

When your heart’s breaking,/
catch the pieces and hold them./
They’ll beat together.

Dreaming Of Geneva: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

July 12, 2017

How do we get to/
Geneva? We don’t know, but/
we get that we’ll go.

The Purpose Of An Irrelevant Man: Romantic Rhyming ConTEXTing Haiku

July 9, 2017

If I become an /
irrelevant man to her,/
then what’s my purpose?

Help Me Connect With You: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 23, 2017

I will notice and/
connect with you IF you’ll just/
stop looking downward.
OR

I can notice and/
connect with you once you stop/
looking at the ground.

Fly Me To The Moon Or Not: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 16, 2017

I’d sing “Fly Me to/
the Moon”, but only after/
we’ve met and she has.