Posts Tagged ‘obey’

Supposed To Say Goodbye: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku Lament

July 13, 2017

How do I say this/
goodbye? I don’t want to but/
know I’m supposed to.

What Free Agency Means: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 17, 2017

Free agency means/
we can choose to obey rules./
We can’t make our own.

Free agency means/
we can choose to obey God’s/
rules, not make our own.

Too Late Understanding Howl: Romantic ImproVerse Free Verse Poetic Lament

September 21, 2015

Tonight I howled at the moon,
where I had once gathered firewood
for us,
for s’mores,
but now there will be
no more.

Howling and
screaming and
I couldn’t see
through my tears.

Then I pulled off
the road and howled
some more as I watched
my dreams
and visions
and hopes
and the waxing moon
disappear behind a giant cottonwood tree,
until the Union Pacific’s
low moaning whistle
drowned out my own howling
at the moon
and the dreams
that had disappeared.

And when I was done,
when my howling had ended,
I drove long and slow
down that old swamp path,
eye and eye nearly swollen shut,
caked with dust
that had dried up
in these desert fields,
dried up and blown away,
not like a dream deferred,
but like a vision
and a hope
sacrificed on an altar
of obedience
I wasn’t quite ready
nor prepared
to kneel at.


Heaven’s Admission Price: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 26, 2015

Heaven’s admission/
price is obedience. We/
don’t have to “get it”.

Things As They Are: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 8, 2015

Too often my truth/
gets changed to fit my desires./
I must obey Truth*.
I must obey Him.

When I’m Ready: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

June 18, 2014

One said “Monday”. The/
other said “Some day”. God says:/
“Not today”. Obey.

Now, I Don’t Doubt: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 16, 2014

I never doubted/
the Gospel’s truth. I doubted/
*my strength to live it.

*my faith to obey.

Listen To The Rhapsody Radio: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

January 23, 2014

A car swerved and cut/
me off just as Queen sang, loud,:/
“Let him go!” I did.

Going Away: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

November 6, 2012

You told me to go/
away, although I didn’t/
want to. I’ll obey.


You told me to go/
away. Although I didn’t/
want to, I’ll obey.

What If 4 Once: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Iambic Poem

October 14, 2010

What if,/
4 once,/
relationships stayed?/
What if,
4 once,/
nobody strayed?/
What if,
4 once,/
the Universe obeyed/
our innermost desire/
2 hold passion’s fire/
4 once?