Posts Tagged ‘help others’

To My Daughter Getting Better: Revolutionary IMprov Free Verse

July 14, 2017

Although
you close,
there are still those
who yearn
to learn
from your experience
and wisdom.

Hence,
don’t be dumb.
Write on.
Write on.
Write on.

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SHINE On, You Crazy Blonde Niece: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku Birthday Wish

November 16, 2016

Born to a life of/
Privilege, she makes certain/
it’s shared with others.
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She Missed A Meeting: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

March 30, 2014

When you fail to help/
others do what they should do,/
you feel you’ve failed them.

Christmas Eve Helping: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 24, 2013

Of coarse they call me/
to help them out. They know thats/
who I am at heart.

Small Sacrifices: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 15, 2013

Small sacrifices/
are opportunities we/
see and grasp each day.

Dumb Martyrdom: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Poetry

March 4, 2013

Is it dumb
martyrdom
to fix me
so I clearly see
how to help
others besides myself?

Turn Out: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 3, 2013

For years I’ve tried to fix
me. I’ve forgotten to help
others. I must change.

Who Really Seizes The Day? Revolutionary Free Verse Poetry

August 23, 2012

People look at me.
They see my travels.
My goings.
My doings.
My “grabbing life fully”.;
My “sucking the marrow out of [my] existence.”

They call me
“Carpe Diem Man”:
The man who seizes the day.

In contrast,
they say,
their life is boring.
Mundane.
Filled with chores.
Watching grandkids.
Visiting parents.
Talking to siblings and friends.
Mentoring youth.
Uplifting others.
Cleaning their neighbor’s yard.
Planting flowers.

Making the world
better
through their actions,
deeds,
words,
love.

Day after day
they do
the same
boring,
mundane,
necessary
routine.

As I pause
from my running around,
from my activities,
from my energy.
I look at them
and what they are doing.

And what they are doing
is making a difference in people’s lives.

So I wonder
who is really
“Seizing the Day”
in a way
that matters?

An add-on IMprov Haiku

Try this thought on for/
size. Recognize deep respect/
and admiration.