Posts Tagged ‘emotion’

My Son, His Dog, Our Sorrow: Revolutionary ImproVerse Laments

July 3, 2019

My oldest son had to have his feisty little rescue dog, Veruca, put down today. He said “It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done.” As a Dad (who also loved and appreciated her), I’ve had a surprising amount of sorrow. (Even now, it’s hard to post through all my tears). These poems reflect my feelings.
My son's rescue dog, Veruca -- RIP
Why No Dogs
My son,
now a dad,
has to put down
his good old dog today.

Now I understand
why I,
as a dad,
never wanted to have dogs
when my kids were growing up.

Saying goodbye
is just
too damn hard.

Dog Gone Hidden Crying

If I go take a/
shower no one can see the/
sad tears I’m crying.

I’m Proud of You, Son

We all can avoid/
doing what we should./
It takes a real man/
to do the hard things.

Or, in haiku form:
We can all avoid/
doing what we should. Only/
real men do hard things.

Not What I’d Wish For Any Dog
His dog was put down./
All said: “Rest” In Peace, but that’s/
not what I’d wish. “RUN!


When A Gift Bring Rare Tears: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 6, 2016

When God says which gifts/
to give, you’ll pluck heartstrings of/
the emotionless.

Cry An Example: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 8, 2015

Do not ever hate/
crying with emotion*, or/
you’ll shut off my tears.

*emotional crying, ‘cuz/

I Thought It Was Good: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

December 24, 2014

Hearing her cry at/
the end turned it into a/
horrific event.

Unanticipated Consequence: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse Poem

December 5, 2014

The unanticipated consequence
of having
a heart that’s breaking,
a soul that searching,
and a mind that’s wondering,
is that a view
of San Francisco bay
at sunset
absolutely flat lines

No emotions.
No memories.
No smiles.
No desiring Allejandro’s.
No craving
walking down Columbus Street
or North Beach to find some pasta
or cannoli.
No wishing for family style
in Chinatown.

Oh wait!
There IS a memory.
A blond haired,
with his back to the Golden Gate Bridge,
Russell Wilson jersey repping,
hands raised
in the air,
middle fingers

F the Whiners.
F the Quakes.
F the A’s.
And the Giants.
F San Francisco.

But mostly,
F the Whiners.

How She Felt: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

December 1, 2014

She told him how she/
felt. He was certain he’d think/
her pretty, naked.

You Can Know Me: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

September 4, 2014

I wear my heart on/
my sleeve, my smile on my face,/
and cheese on my head.

She Signed Songs: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

June 20, 2014

Sign language at an Eclipse acappella concert, June 2014, Utah Valley SinglesThe performance I/
came 2 c was not the 1/
that brought me to tears.

Click here for a video of Amy Jo signing as Eclipse sings “Just the Way You Are.”
She’s … Amazing!

Emotional About ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 31, 2012

Why does “Fat Bottomed/
Girls” bring out more emotion/
now than it used to?