Posts Tagged ‘pride’

On Accepting Help: Revolutionary IMprov Free Verse Poem

March 25, 2016

It’s such a common thing
among
the sisters of Zion.

So many walls up.
So much fear.
And worry.
And don’ts.
And can’ts.
And shouldn’ts.

As though they think
anyone will think
less of them
for the less
that others do
to them.

As though we
who have been
or could be
there
would ever
deride them
for seeking,
quietly,
for the help
others force them into.

They feel bad
and hide
and suffer
inside,
instead
of letting charity
never fail.

What We Put Aside: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

September 7, 2013

When we do what we’re/
told, it’s not friendship that’s put/
aside, but our pride.

What We Put Aside: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku Lament

September 7, 2013

When we do what we’re/
told, it’s not friendship that’s put/
aside, but our pride.

Dam Burst: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

August 20, 2013

She was proud that she/
had played a large part in the/
dam bursting open.

Is Dressing Well An Olympic Event? Revolutionary ConTEXTing Sonnet

August 2, 2012

He voyaged far across the sea
To the isle of Her Majesty.
He sought assistance in how he dressed.
(He wanted to show his very best.)

His slacks were pressed, sharply creased.
With care shirts were ironed on top and beneath.
Unlike what he’d done so often before,
This time he thought about what he wore.

In the parade of nations he’d never be
The typical American, rude and ugly.
Instead he’d wear matched clothes with pride,
Reflecting what he felt of himself, inside.

Except for his athletic shoes: such a sight!
He’d taken from two pair one left, one right.

Pride Cometh Before The Fall: Revolutionary Improv Haiku

June 19, 2012

In 2010, Michelle Obama said:
Frankly, I’m finally proud of this country.”
So I asked this question:

How long should Michelle/
Obama wait before her /
kids are proud of her?