Posts Tagged ‘grow’

Struggles Are Growth For Forevah: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

July 1, 2019

Each of my children
struggles
with what they should do
in their lives
and
with their lives.

They ask what purpose they have,
what greater good
they can serve.

It seems as though
they feel as though
there should be some
final
answer.

There’s not.

While I’m glad
(as their Dad)
they’re trying to figure out
how best to serve
and what purpose they have
in the world,
and while I’m glad
they’re searching for purpose,
how can I explain to them
that I have not yet,
(at over a half of century of age,)
found that answer?

And that I may never find it.

What do
I want to do
when I grow up?

I may never know.

How can I explain to them
that the world is changing,
and its needs,
and the people of the earth’s needs
are changing as well.

How can I let them know that,
while those needs are changing,
our own,
personal,
ability to help
to serve
to uplift
and to strengthen
is also changing,
morphing,
growing.

I’m a much different man
than
I was at 25,
at 35,
at 43,
at 50, (12 years ago),
at 60.

My skills are different.
My talents have changed and grown.
I now have wisdom
that I didn’t even think
I could possess
when I was 36 years old.

So while I encourage
my kids,
(now grown)
to keep trying
to figure out
how best to serve,
I also hope that they have learned
from me
that service
and life’s journey
is not a final destination.

Life is simply
a journey,
an opportunity
to find out
how best to help,
and then to do that
in the moment,
until such time comes
as you find another need
that the world has
an another talent
that you have
that helps fill that need.

And on
and on
and on.

Because only those
who don’t stop serving,
who don’t stop helping,
who don’t stop caring,
keep living.

Where Under The DaVinci Sun (aka It’ly!?! Who’s in It’ly?!?) Revolutionary Email Haiku

April 14, 2018

I’ve watched her grow,up,/
spread her wings, fly, fly away!/
Can she suggest where?

My Daughter’s Pain Growth: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

September 20, 2017

I hear my girl’s pain./
I caused it. I hope she can/
heal, forgive, reach, grow.

There’s Not Just One Right Way: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

November 23, 2015

When we understand/
that there’s not always just one/
“right way”, we can grow.

Replicate Like Willows: Revolutionary Email Free Verse Poem

March 16, 2015

As the willows replicate,/
so do I, /
expanding my reach/
as I bow into/
and to/
the Living Water.

In Defense Of Eyebrow-Raising Poems: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

January 7, 2015
Eyebrow-raising poems/
aren’t evil. They prompt us to/
think, explore, and grow.

Not Hard Swiss Chard: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

October 21, 2014

Swiss Chard bouquet -- from my garden to my mouth in 5 minutes
It was not hard to/
grow Swiss chard, so why did I/
delay the harvest?

AND

Unknown Culinary Delight
Who knew, as the chard/
grew, what boiling, olive oil,/
lime and herbs would do?

AND

I Could Yodel, It’s Sooooo GOOD!
Italian herbs and/
seasonings meet Swiss chard for/
a Alpine taste treat!

AND
She’d Never Had Before
At 84, she’d/
never had Swiss chard before./
But now, she wants more.
Boiled Swiss chard with olive oil and Italian seasonings - 5 minutes from garden to plate

Time Passes, Seasons Change: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 23, 2013

Full moon light shines through a Utah lilac tree in bloom, May, 2013Lilac-scented full
moon’s light. I’ll have to make them/
both mean something else.
Or
I absorb the full
moon’s lilac-scented light and
know things grow and change.

Planting Mind Seeds: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 16, 2012

Seeds get planted in/
my mind. They blossom and grow,
and I can’t stop them.
or
I plant seeds in my/
mind. They blossom and grow. I/
can’t seem to stop them.