Posts Tagged ‘heartache’

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.
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Dog Gone Hidden Crying

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

To Be So Caring It Randomly Hurts: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 3, 2017

It’s hard for me to/
fathom why my heart hurts for/
one I don’t know well.*

OR
*someone I just met.

AND
Why/
do I/
empathize?/
Is that a surprise?/
Or just me/
and charity?

Selfless Paridise Pity Party: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

January 12, 2017

I won’t ruin their /
paradise by telling her/
about my heart ache.

She Hurts, I Can’t Help: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

December 29, 2015

I once had been her/
first outreach and comfort. It’s/
hard to not be there.

Her Heartache, His Heartjoy: Romantic IMprov Haiku

March 10, 2015

There are women who/
feel heartache even as they/
make men’s hearts take flight.

Following With Exactness: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 4, 2014

My soul and heart ache./
I am frightened about what/
I must do with her*
Or
*to grow.

Feeling Bad At Dinner Time: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

June 10, 2013

Am I the only/
man who drowns his sorrows in/
root beer and cheddar?

More Heartache: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

May 20, 2013

Just when you think you/
can’t get any more heartache,/
you learn that you can.

Waning Moon Relief: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

February 27, 2013

Now that the full moon’s/
gone, I can open my blinds/
and not fear heartache.