Posts Tagged ‘nervous’

Freeing The Caged Venus: Revolutionary Sonnet

April 16, 2017

At her old house, post omelet, rose’d Venus stood:
Scared, caged bird nervously contemplating a chance.
As she paced back and forth across her floor of wood:
Should she venture out and fly to far-off France?
Surprised Venus, uncaged. April, 2017, Emerald Downs MyWayDay
It was easy for others to advise her
on how, when and what she should do, where to go.
But she needed her loved Universe to surprise her
(like when she’d dined with Maya Angelou).

With her passport, small backpack, underwear, comfortable shoes,
she took a deep breath and launched her my way living.
Experiential, experimental, however she’d choose.
Taking, discovering, still rising, loving, giving.

At her request, this is an on-going birthday sonnet.
Because her best beat goes on! She is not done yet.

God’s Messenger Takes A Jar Of Plums To Herb: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

August 5, 2015

I drive
past palm trees
and mangrove swamps
and sawgrass
and waterways
and gators,
by divine request
to kibbitz
with an old man,
church friends of mine’s father,
to bring him
home-canned plums in apple juice
and love
and blessings to a blind man,
that he may see again
his daughter’s devotion.

I’m sent by divine decree.
The thought came to me,
suddenly, surprisingly,
certainly,
directly.

So why do I fear?
Why am I nervous?
Why do I feel silly?
My big heart
can carry the message
God wants it to bring.

So Close, And Yet … : Romantic IMprov Haiku

October 15, 2013

She was a simple/
parking lot and door away,/
’til I freaked her out.

Roaring With Courage: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

July 23, 2011

He who was nervous,/
given courage to speak up,/
roars for what’s wanted.

To A Nervous Writer Returning: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 14, 2010

A haiku for u./
Just do what you are called to,/
and you’ll be okay.

Changing My Lost Life Nerves: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 8, 2010

Anticipating/
changing my lost life for good /
makes me real nervous.