Posts Tagged ‘daughter in law’

Enduring Our Wait: Revolutionary IMprov Poetic Lament

December 17, 2013

Late at night,
I see my green-orb’d friend.
She’s Facebook connected,
in a hospital,
waiting
for a daughter
to die.

Brain infused,
so young,
she was disconnected
this afternoon,
but still struggles through,
and makes my friend
wait
for the end.
Green glowing Facebook Instant Message orb
As I see the green orb,
“mobile”,
I recall
how I’m waiting.

My daughter,
too,
brain diffused,
rushes onward
towards death.

Her time is less certain.
The inevitability,
less set.
I have some hope.
Though not much,
“There is always hope!”

And so my friend
and I
are connected
by death,
certain and uncertain;
by prayers,
faithful
— the only life support
we can offer —
and hopeless;
by love,
our hearts given
to our children;
and by a small
green
glowing
orb.

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She Hurt Us All: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

May 27, 2013

When does it become/
time to unfriend your future/
ex daughter-in-law?

No Poetic Expression: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 6, 2012

I write. A lot. I was trying to write a long poem to read as a toast to my oldest son and his new bride (aka my newest daughter!). Nothing came to mind. Finally, I realized this:

No poetry can/
express how I feel gaining/
a daughter like you.

Or (because I realized to applied to each of my children):

No poetry can express
the joy felt having children
such as you all are.

She Said Yes! Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

June 26, 2011

A dream daughter’s “Yes”./
Your son’s request brings flooding:/
You weep tears of joy.

OR
When your dream daughter/
says yes to your son, you can’t /
help but cry for joy.