Posts Tagged ‘invitation’

Open Deep Woods Invitation, Unanswered: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

July 11, 2019

Deep in the deciduous and cedar Northwest Georgia woodsI can have all the/
deep woods I want. If no one/
comes, what good are they?
Lichen on privet brush, Chickamauga Georgia March 2018 -- cut away the underbrush
Old tree deep in the woods

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My Best Invitation: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 30, 2016

There is not much more /
of an invitation made /
than simply : “Welcome”.

Unopened Invitation: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku Lament

March 13, 2016

The invitation /
was there but she did not care/
to open it up.

I Would Have Gone: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

March 2, 2016

Were I me, you she,/
given the invitation,/
I sure would have gone.

Getting Invited: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

March 2, 2016

Were I she, she me,/
I would have invited me/
to her friend’s party.

Helping His Mommy At Christmas Time: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Lament

December 2, 2014

Somewhere tonight,
a son stayed home,
helping his mommy.

The elderly lady moved
through her house,
finding recycled gifts
which she gleefully packaged
to give to her friends.

Her son followed behind,
lifting boxes of lights
and ornaments
and bows
and presents
to help her.

He had friends
laughing
and singing
and looking at
the bright lights of the city.
His eyes sometimes brimmed
with tears
as he thought
of them
and the fun
he could have had.

They asked him
to go.
They offered him
a ride.
He had, at first,
said yes.
But then,
sadly,
he turned
them
down.

He wanted to go.
He wanted to be
with good folk,
like himself.

He wanted to look at
the nativities
and twinkling trees,
and hear the laughter of children
and adults
and the quiet whisper
of people
reflecting
on the gift of the Savior.

He wanted to get to know
more people,
and feel their friendship
and the joy of the season
and give them friendship
and comfort
and joy,
as he knew
he could.
As he knew
he had.

Instead, he did
what he was asked.
He didn’t ever want
to hurt anybody.
He didn’t want anyone
to feel rejected.

He wept
at the thought
that he bruised tender hearts.

Still,
he knew
and knows
he followed his heart.
Still,
given the choice,
this boy
will
always
try to help
his mommy.

Especially
at Christmas.

Cabo Dream Invitation: Revolutionary IMprov Limerick

July 7, 2014

There once was a girl
whose teeth shown like pearls.
She begged me to go
with her down to Cabo!
That shared dream made my head whirl.

Dangling Invitation: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

September 5, 2013

The invitation/
I left dangling. I knew not/
how she’d handle me.

A Worthy Invitation: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

May 19, 2013

Now I just have to /
figure out an invite that/
is worthy of us.

Valentine’s Invitation: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines/Day,
if I’m still invited/
to be yours truly.