Posts Tagged ‘refuse’

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.

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I Deserve What She Gets: Romantic ConTEXTing Iambic Poem

May 16, 2011

I deserve/
2b wanted and served/
by 1 who/
has the same view/
of me/
as I do/
of she./

I refuse/
2 rescue/
her who/
doesn’t want 2 move./

I need 2 c/
her reaching for me.