Posts Tagged ‘effort’

15-Year-Old Basketball Hoop = $50: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 11, 2014

Dirty basketball hoop is still someone's treasure!Some elbow grease and/
effort proved that my trash is/
another’s treasure.


Does Anybody Know The Score? Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

March 7, 2014

Suddenly he knew/
that his cleverness and his/
effort scores macht’s nichts.

She Made Her Choice: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

February 9, 2014

How much time did she/
spend on me? How much effort
did she spend on him?

Helping A Chick Hatch: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 1, 2013

Like a baby chick/
hatching, God will not help me/
Without my struggle.
without my effort.

‘Tweren’t Nuthin’ Demeans: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 18, 2013

Saying “Tweren’t Nuthin'”
thus demeans and lessens the/
poet’s own efforts.

A Sincere Effort: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

November 22, 2012

It was, he thought, a/
sincere effort, throwing out/
a lifeline like that.

Why Risk Rescue: Revolutionary Email Haiku

May 4, 2011

Rescue is risked when
potential results are worth
the effort. This is.

When Women Criticize Guys Romantic Efforts: A Revolutionary Blogging Poem

April 26, 2010

A friend’s Blog, EekHarmony, had a statement about romantic efforts by guys: “I humbly submit for the pleasure of the many rapier wits on this site. Fabulously cool or frighteningly creepy?” My comment on the blog was:

If I, as
a rapier wit
was criticized
for writing or doing romance (or something like it) …
I’d quit.

Beyond fabulously cool.
Think of the synapses
which have to be connected
to make creative love passes.

So why deign to criticize
Any guy who at least tries?

Intense Romance Makes Sense: Revolutionary Sonnet

April 22, 2010

I’ve mellowed my romance,
yet I’m still too intense.
In baseball parlance,
I keep swinging for the fence …

and striking out.
I’m not certain what I want;
I’m not certain what that’s about.
I guess I should (mixing metaphors) just punt.

I once knew a woman
who was as enthused as could be.
Sometimes I think about her. Damn!
She was intense about ME!

The women I meet lately claim they have dreams;
But no one wants to put the effort in, it seems.