Posts Tagged ‘remember’

As Your Mom Passes: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 22, 2016

Just because one life’s/
sun has set, doesn’t mean we/
won’t bask in their light.
When Life's Sun Sets: Sunset over Lake Winneconne, Wisconsin, Dec. 2016


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.

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.

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.

Memorial Day Remembering: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 25, 2015

Veterans' Memorial at Springville Memorial CemetaryI have no reason/
to be here except to say:/
“I remember. Thanks.”

Ignoring Her: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

May 9, 2015

I’m ignoring her,/
of course. Otherwise it hurts/
too much to recall.

Do I Remember? Romantic IMprov Haiku

April 14, 2015

When a dream girl from/
your past once more reappears/
how should you respond?

Her First Photo To Me: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

March 19, 2015

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

Remember Good God: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

December 5, 2014

God is good always./
All the time, God is good. Why/
don’t I remember?

Getting Better: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

December 5, 2014

It took nearly two/
minutes watching the moon rise/
to remember her.