Posts Tagged ‘hard work’

Grapeful For Grandma: Revolutionary ImproVerse Prose

November 19, 2016

I think of Grandma having to clean large garbage cans full of wild grapes that we’d brought from up Mud mud Creek in the canoe.

Today, I walked out into my backyard and harvested domestic grapes from a small arbor vineyard. I only have to wash and clean two small shopping sacks full of grapes that are three times the size of the wild ones Grandma had to clean, washing off the dirt, the cobwebs, the dust, the stems.

Already my feet are sore, my back is tight, my hands and fingers are wrinkled.

I still remember the taste of that wild grape jam, jars and jars and jars she’d made for us.
But, until now, I had no idea how much effort it took.

How Grandma Loved Us!
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I Believe You Will Succeed: Revolutionary Email Haiku

April 27, 2016

I believe in you/
because I know you DO try.
I know you’ll succeed!

OR
Because I believe/
in you, because I know you/
try, you will succeed!

No Glory For You: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

October 27, 2013

At some point, you were/
not marching. Stop claiming their/
hard work and glory.

Hard Gardening Yields The Best Results: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poetry

February 19, 2011

Gardeners/
learn/
2 work harder/
2 earn./

The sweetest rose petals/
get their mettle/
tested/
b4 proving they/
r the best 2/
smell and view./

She, 2,/
needs work 2 bloom.

Over Old and Overweight: A Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poem

April 8, 2010

Today I was told/
I look old./
Fat?/
Not wear it’s at./
2nite my body hurts/
on my way 2 being thin./
But if I do hard work,/
my heart won’t hurt/
that way again.