Posts Tagged ‘example’

Love’s True Disciple Example: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 21, 2017

He often thinks that,/
if love’s a religion, she’s/
a true disciple.

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Orderly Praying: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 21, 2017

It’s wonderful to/
hear your faithful home teacher/
truly pray to God.

A Better Example Than I Am: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

January 26, 2017

All of us/
on the afternoon #45 bus/
shook our heads/
in disgust/
or rolled our eyes/
or grimaced/
as we tried/
to avoid face-to-face/
with the disheveled/
probably homeless/
man who rocked out/
to tunes/
on his iPhone,/
loud,/
obnoxious/
swearing.

All of us,/
that is,/
but the sun-tanned/
young woman/
who was just/
coming home from work/
at Smith’s/
or some other grocery store/
neatly uniformed, /
smiling,/
and, /
(as she revealed later,)
heading to her halfway house,/
to her recovery place./

She simply smiled/
at the man,/
and pointed at her ears./
(At last!/
Someone is going to/
say something!)

But, /
when he said “WHAT!?!”,/
she reached into her backpack,/
and handed him,/
gifted him,/
a pair of earphones.

My Eulogy Wouldn’t Be Like His: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 14, 2017

What do you do when/
you’re at a funeral and/
know you’re not ready?

Well Done, Joe. RIP: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 14, 2017

It’s a life well lived/
when your funeral tales speak/
of your love for God.

Cry An Example: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 8, 2015

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

OR
*emotional crying, ‘cuz/

This Is What “It” Feels Like: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

November 11, 2014

She said she’d get back/
to me the next day. It’s been/
a week. Lesson learned.

During His Service — Thoughts On My Neighbor’s Passing: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 15, 2014

My neighbor (“the golfer”) passed away unexpectedly last weekend. At his funeral, during tributes from children and friends, many thoughts and feelings came up, which I turned into poetic texts to myself.

When a good man passes 11:04 a.m.
When a good man is/
Taken too early, it shakes/
We who aren’t ready.

Life Elevated Example 11:49 p.m.
When you see a life/
That is elevated, you/
Know you must improve.

My Neighbor’s Advice: 12:13 p.m.
“Prepare to stand in/
The presence of God.” That’s his/
advice from the grave.

Urgent Work 12:24 p.m.
For such a one to/
leave so early shows how the/
work is so urgent.
OR
For such a one to/
leave so soon shows how urgent/
the Lord’s work must be.

Kind Words Of Welcome 12:26 p.m.
Welcome back, brother”/
were the kindest feelings and/
words I ever heard.

I’m Trying To Be Better: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 14, 2014

When you meet someone/
who exemplifies true Love,/
you better yourself.

Young Examples: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 24, 2014

I’m glad when young men/
teach me by example to/
be charitable.