Posts Tagged ‘improv free verse’

Lunar Phases: Romantic Improv Free Verse Poetry

February 14, 2013

Crescent moon touches the light on the top of the Utah Statae Capitol dome, Feb. 2013. Lunar phasesThere are times we’ve shared
the face of the full moon,
The brightness of the three quarter and half moons,
the smile of the crescent moon.

Each moon phases shines
With greater or lesser light,
reminding me of the joy
I find in you.

Sometimes, though, the lunar light
goes out,
and the moon is completely
dark.

Yet, if I look hard enough,
long enough,
intently enough
into the dark, starry night sky,
I can still find its rugged surface,
glowing faintly.

Though it is shadowed,
veiled,
and hidden,
even the darkened moon
reminds me of you.

I just need to wait,
again,
for its light
to break through.

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A Citizen’s Warning And Lament: Improv Free Verse

September 5, 2012

Citizen!
Spend your life paying taxes,
Volunteering in the community,
Coaching others children to become better citizens, team players, more healthy.

Offer your life
Working to feed and shelter the homeless,
Leading youth on wilderness trips and service projects,
Giving of your time, talents, money,
and everything you have to your church.

And when the time comes
that one of your own needs help,
because she is too old,
she doesn’t have insurance,
you make too much money,
her condition isn’t seen as a disease,
and she becomes so thin
that she falls through the cracks,

Prepare, then, oh Citizen!
to stand by
helplessly
and watch her die
and wish you could you have volunteered
and paid
and given of your time, talents,
and everything that you had
to bless her life
and keep her alive.

I Won’t Care On Judgement Day: Revolutionary Improv Free Verse

August 30, 2012

There are many who have done
far worse things
than I have,
who have lived lives
unbecoming of what they should be,
who falsify what
they say they represent,
who are punished less than me.

They don’t care.

When I stand before the great bar,
with my mistakes,
and my sins,
and my lies,
and all the things that I’ve done wrong,
those wrongs which I have tried
so hard
to admit,
acknowledge
accept
and repent of,
will He who is
the great Judge of all look upon me
more kindly
and with more mercy
than He looks at them?

I don’t care.

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

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size. Recognize deep respect/
and admiration.

Truths Learned: Revolutionary IMprov Free Verse

August 16, 2012

Looking good is
important.
Feeling good about yourself is
vital.
If you want, embrace curry sauce.
Be confident without
being stuck up.
It’s not bragging if it’s true.

Don’t whine.
Don’t claim nice.
Don’t chase.

Just be.