Posts Tagged ‘recall’

I’ll Always Remember: Revolutionary Veterans Day ImproVerse Haiku

November 10, 2015

A friend of mine’s father held extremely high rank in the Armed Services. Once one of the most powerful men in the world, as he grows older, his influence lessens. Recently he commented “Nobody remembers who I was anymore.”
I think a lot of veterans feel that way.
I once saw a Pearl Harbor vet at a gas station in Woodinville, WA. As my kids protested, I went up to him and reached out my hand. He looked startled and a little frightened, until I said “I want to thank you for your service and sacrifice.” He started to get misty-eyed, and said softly “Thank you for remembering.” His elderly wife leaned over and said, out the open window: “Thank you for remembering. Nobody remembers anymore.”
To which I responded: “I do.”

To those men, and to all the others who served, I wrote this haiku for Veterans Day:

We may not recall/
who you were anymore, but/
we know what you did.

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Warm Clothes Surprise: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

June 14, 2015

I don’t remember/
clothes being so warm, but at/
this point, I don’t care.

Or
I don’t recall my/
clothes being so warm. At this/
point, I do not care.

Careful! You Still Know How To Sharpen! Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 25, 2015

Lessons from Boy Scouts -- Totin' Chip rememberedYou may not think you/
recall Scout lessons, but your/
sharpened hatchet does.

Her First Photo To Me: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

March 19, 2015

I recall her first/
photo: Manicured fingers/
and pink parted lips.

Do You Recall? Romantic Holiday Song Parody Lament

December 26, 2014

(Sung to the tune of “Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer”)

Well I’ve known brunettes
and redheads, accountants and funny ones.
Short ones and tall ones
and ones with hair bleached by the sun.

But do I recall
the greatest lover of all?

Not yet.

Alone At The Open Window Gently Used: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

December 21, 2014

Does she recall, at/
all, laying in bed, folded,/
hearing the rain fall?

Some Like It Hot: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

March 15, 2014

Each time I nearly/
scald myself, I recall how/
she liked to shower.

Good Past, Future Awesome! Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

March 13, 2014

Recall your good past,/
but seek out and believe your/
future awesomeness.

OR

Recall your good past,/
but see, seek and grasp your now/
and future awesome.

Vashon Island Quiet: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 16, 2013

I’m going to lay down,/
take a nap, and recall what it’s/
like to hear quiet.

How To Remember: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 24, 2013

You can remember/
things if you repeat them … or/
post them on your wall.