Posts Tagged ‘Mormon’

Eating Out Alone: Romantic Free Verse ImproVerse Poem Lament

April 1, 2017

I love to eat out,
but this was a different
type of meal,
a spiritual Feast, really,
and I longed to share it
with somebody I cared about,
someone who enjoyed the same cuisine
(or so i thought.)

I reached out to her
time
and time
again
but there was never
any response;
never
any indication
that she
was having
the same feelings.

At last,
as I waited for dessert,
(knowing she was not
going to partake,)
I realized
that she and I
were not looking
at the same menu.
I thought
that she might not even
be hungry.
Or that maybe
she might be eating out
elsewhere.

I learned,
again,
and was reminded,
again,
that the gut-wrenching feeling,
the butterflies,
in my stomach,
that familiar feeling
that had come around
for over a decade
was not caused by her,
nor by my hunger,
but was a result,
as it had been
so often in the past,
of my silliness,
my over-indulgent intensity.

So I asked for the check
and left.

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Speedy Mormon Dilemma: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 1, 2015

Mormon dilemma:/
I’ll break the speed limit to/
get to church on time.

Crying With Sustaining Gratitude: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 4, 2014

Humbly kneeling and/
sobbing*, sustaining, I thank/
Thee, God, for Prophets.
OR
*weeping

Personality Following Christ: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

May 18, 2014

Following Christ does/
not mean I have to lose my/
personality.

Why Come To Church? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 30, 2014

Do we come to church/
to honor special events,/
or remember Him?

Back On Track: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 20, 2014

The waiting room and/
His Priesthood are the same. It’s/
me who’s fin’lly changed.

Are Mormons Christian? Am I? Revolutionary IMproverse Hiaku

January 15, 2014

When I start asking/
if a belief is Christian,/
I then ask: “Am I?”

To Every Thing There Is A Time: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

January 7, 2014

I’m a funny man,/
but there are times humor can/
wait and be rev’rent.

Christmas Chocolate Bar: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 8, 2013

Mormon Chocolate Bar at a Christmas party with Stephen's Hot ChocolateAt Mormon Christmas/
parties, the bar is lined with/
hot chocolate mixers.

Outside Mormon Conference: Revolutionary IMproVerse Haiku

October 5, 2013

If we’re supposed to/
be happy, how come only/
Polys are smiling?