Posts Tagged ‘practice’

I No Longer Need Courage: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 29, 2016

People claim that I’m/
courageous to write the way/
I do. I was, once.

An Unknown American Hero: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

July 29, 2016

Eighty carrier landings.
Thousands of hours of training.
Ready to deliver mushroom
clouds
if ordered.
While his friends died practicing.
He kept going.
He sacrificed.
Time.
Practice.
Patience.
Practice.
Exactness.
Practice.
Thinking.
Practice.
And more practice.
Ready
because of practice.
Willing
because of devotion.
Able
because of practice
and devotion.

Nothing happened
during those years.
Our country
never was attached.
Never saw mushrooms bloom.
Never felt the ravages of war.
Maybe because he was there?

I’ve known him
for decades,
father of friends,
born during his service,
but until today
I never knew he was
and is
an American hero.

I walked next to him,
today,
head down,
not wanted to take his deserved glory;
watched as hundreds applauded,
waved flags,
shook his hand,
said, earnestly,
“THANK YOU!”

After decades
I am able to recognize,
and salute
and say,
from my heart,
as I have so often to others:
“Thank you for your service”.

American hero: Veterans Recognition Day parade at EAA Airventure 2016

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He’s Practiced At The Temple: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 10, 2014

The little lame man/
takes his suitcase and goes as/
he has before, new.

OR
Old, bent over Saints/
take their bags and go through as/
oft before, but new.

Practicing Flirting: Romantic IMprov Limerick

February 22, 2014

I shall practice being flirty,/
by writing glib poetry.
I’ll see if it works,/
this type of flirt./
What will females think of me?

Why I Write: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 20, 2013

As I see, I write./
Then, I see and enjoy more,/
and receive more joy.

Just Go Ahead: Romantic Blogging Haiku

February 3, 2013

Please, just go ahead.
Say it. You have had enough/
previous practice.

Tempted To Go To Hyde Park’s Speakers’ Corner: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

August 2, 2012

In the birthplace of/
my language, dare I stand on/
Corners and practice?

(P.S. I didn’t)

Unrequited Massage Means Practice: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

May 2, 2011

Backrubs flowed freely/
from my fingertips, but I /
never got them back.

Advice To New Poets: Revolutionary IMprov Poetry

April 12, 2011

New poets lack the confidence
that comes from experience.
When you first start
everything makes you wince.
but when you practice getting it out there,
you find you just don’t care
as much.
You’re just glad you can touch
your creative core,
because it lets you share more.