Posts Tagged ‘promise’

As Promised: Revolutionary ImproVerse Prose Lament

January 8, 2017

I’ve promised many things
to many people
over the course of my life:
My children,
my parents,
my Heavenly Father,
my wife,
my friends.

I promise because
I genuinely want to do
things that are pleasing.
I truly believe
I can accomplish those things.
But the more I promise,
the more I fail.
The more I try,
the more I realize
that I can’t do it all
for everyone.

So if I have to refuse
to do something with you,
if I turn you down
when you ask me to do something,
just know this:
I would much rather turn you down now
than to promise something
and fail.

Because it seems I’ve done that
my whole life:
I’ve hurt people
and let them down.
And now I can only ask
the Father
to guide me in the direction
of what He wants me to do.


What Does That Temple Covenant Mean, Anyway? Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

July 9, 2016

When you define the sacred
The way you want,
You get to do
What you want,
How you want,
And you get to live
the lifestyle you want,
And keep on
doing what you’ve been doing.
And you can stay
the way
you are.

When you define the sacred
The way God does,
(because you DO know
what He means),
Then you live the way
He wants,
And you elevate
To holiness.

Voice Of Rejection Experience: Romantic IMprov Haiku

May 29, 2016

No matter what is/
promised and hoped for, if you’re/
rejected, you’ll stop.

Regardless of hope/
or promise, get rejected,/
and you’ll stop trying.*
*you’ll stop responding.

Tall Fall Catch: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

August 25, 2014

Although you’re tall, if /
you fall for me I promise/
this: I will catch you.

I Try To Be Honest: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

April 9, 2014

He’s promising a/
married woman he’ll marry/
her. How’s that honest*?
*How’s that inspired?

Ignore The Past, Speak Of The Future: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

January 10, 2014

If I promise to/
not talk of the past, can we/
explore the future?

Anticipating Autumn Leaves: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 11, 2013

Autumn half moon waxing over Mt. Nebo, UtahThe waxing half moon
gives the promise of a bright/
fall spectacular.

Wait To See Eagerly: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

March 26, 2013

I wait, eagerly,/
each time you promise to see/
me. Then life happens.

Unwanted Valentine Make-Up: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

February 15, 2013

I know I promised/
more than I delivered. I’ll/
make it up to you.

Snowy Romantic Evening: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

January 27, 2013

All the potential /
Of a gentle, snowy night/
Fades with solitude.


All romance promised/
With a gentle, snowy night/
Fades in solitude.