Posts Tagged ‘mistake’

Only If There’s A Temple Trip Involved: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 21, 2017

Would it be a big/
mistake to invite her for/
a Philly cheesesteak?
Philly cheesesteak landmarks Pat's and Jim's




Staying Up Late No Mistake: IMprov Rhyming Poem

August 29, 2016

I wanted/
to head/
for bed/
early, /
but poetry/
and she/
kept me /
Which flake/
was the bigger mistake?

Lift Where I Stand: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Iambic Poem

January 18, 2015

If I’m to lift where I stand/
How often should I reprimand/
Others for their silliness?/
The government for causing duress?/
Our kids and friends for giving us stress?

Capitalists for raising prices?
Immoral folks who are spreading vices?
Big industry for pollution?
Bankers with no economic solution?

Do we rail as some try to do good?
Could their motives be misunderstood?
We often stand and criticize,
As we look with judging eyes.

What if we focused our critical gaze
Into our own internal maze?
Wouldn’t we see so much clearer
If we looked, first and only, into the mirror?

Would we be able to do more good
If we learned to lift where we stood?
We do not stick our heads in the sand/
When we help by lifting where we stand.
For isn’t it said: There is nothing greater
than loving God by serving our neighbor?

She Is Not: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

April 16, 2014

There’s a big diff’rence/
between making mistakes and/
being an idiot.

Another Good Mistake: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

February 24, 2014

Empanada mistake ala' The Esquire: Apple filing covered with spicy guacamole' sauce and sour creamGuacamole and/
apple empanada is/
a pleasant surprise.

Backstory: Dining at The Esquire on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, I ordered the braised short-ribs empanada. When I cut into it, (covered with spicy guacamole and sour cream), it was quite tasty… but didn’t look like pork. A little digging verified the truth: It was apple and cinnamon! The server wanted to take it back, but… I enjoyed the sweet and savory combo so much that I insisted on finishing it. When she said “I won’t charge you for that”, I said “And I won’t charge you for being your taste tester!”
It was a great mistake!

MS Is Not Missouri: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 9, 2014

When you bring locals/
along, you find mistakes in /
museums eas’ly.

Awake Waiting: Romantic IMproVerse Haiku

October 11, 2013

Waiting for her keeps/
me awake. That is a huge/
mistake and time waste.

At Least She’s Alive! Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

June 16, 2013

Thank goodness for dumb/
texting mistakes or I would/
never hear from her.

She Wrote Me By Mistake: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

June 16, 2013

She was the mother/
of my Muse, but I’ve been the/
father of nothing.

Black And Hard Heart Drop: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 16, 2013

I dropped your heart. ‘Twas /
my* mistake. but, black and hard,/
your heart did not break.