Posts Tagged ‘poems’

Nike Rags Footware Honor: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

July 5, 2019

Some former football player (under contract to a shoe manufacturer) said that the “Betsy Ross” flag was offensive, so Nike removed shoes with the flag from their lineup. This is my response:
New Nike footware: Valley Forge blood-stained ragsNike’s new footware/
should be torn and blood-stained rags,/
like at Valley Forge.

Fill In Life’s Gaps With What? Revolutionary Blogging Iambic Verse

July 1, 2019

You may,
on the daily,
learn what He wants you
to do.

You may
obey
His call,
but that’s all.

Then what?
Do you sit on your butt?
Do you fill in your life’s gaps
with mindless crap?

I could delight
and write.
Creation
might bring my soul elation.

Or do I waste time
doing things less sublime?
Creating my inner “duuuuuhhhh”
with social media?

Or watch sports,
or comedy shorts,
or other junk to see
on TV?

When I do nichts
it makes my heart sick.
When I create
my soul feels great!

So why
don’t I
at least try?

Fill In The Gaps Despair: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 1, 2019

You do what you should./
Then what? Do you stretch yourself?/
Or fill gaps with fluff?

Seeing Me As I And I Do: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

July 1, 2019

To have what you believe
About you
Validated,
Verified,
Affirmed
And applauded;

To be told that what you think
God thinks
About you
Is correct,
True,
Right,
And fantastic;

To be substantiated
By others
Who see you
From different views,
And perspectives,
And elevations,
And like what they see;

To have your vision
Of you
And His vision
For you
Confirmed
By those who believe
Instead of debated
And denied
By unbelievers
Who can’t (or won’t) see
What He knows you are;

To have your group,
Your posse,
Your tribe,
Your true friends
Support,
Believe,
Honor,
Respect,
And sustain
YOUR (and His) truth about you:

This is a good thing.

Goldfinches With Sunflowers: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 30, 2019

Ripping out lawn to/
plant wildflowers brings wild birds./
A double bonus!Goldfinches on Wildflowers

Just Because Good Music: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 30, 2019

Just because I don’t
like something musical does/
not mean it’s not good.

Peach Pit Planting Alliteration: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 29, 2019

Remembering I planted peach pits and a butterfly bush near my redneck birdbathI plant peach pits near/
butterfly bush and bird bath.
Can I remember?

A Tail, Chanting: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

June 28, 2019

After her tale, it/
was tempting to chant loud and/
long, but we didn’t.

Drowning Out Machines Yawp: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 28, 2019

The machine next door/
grinds on and drones loudly, but/
my yawp drowns it out.

Her Voice, Raised: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 20, 2019

In the end, it won’t/
matter if your voice was heard,/
just that it was raised.

(See her blog “Front Porch Sense”)