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,
for a daughter
to die.

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

My daughter,
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,
— the only life support
we can offer —
and hopeless;
by love,
our hearts given
to our children;
and by a small


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.

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