Posts Tagged ‘respect’

Mutual Respect: Real Salt Lake vs. Seattle Sounder Improv Prose

November 8, 2012

The field lights at the nearly empty Rio Tinto Stadium went out, darkening the entire field except for the glare of TV lights at the center circle.
RSL goalie Nick Rimando was giving one last interview as he walked slowly back to the locker room. His heroics in the first game, including several world-class saves AND playing with a broken nose, and several fantastic saves in game 2 of the loser-out MLS playoff game, hadn’t quite been enough. His MLS season was over.Seattle Sounders ECS fans cheer after the end of the Western Conference semi-finals at Rio Tinto Stadium in Utah, showing their respect for RSL goalie Nick Rimando.
Slowly, a low rumble pierced the dark. Coming from the northeast upper deck of the RioT Stadium –the visiting fan section– it gathered strength and purpose.
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
It continued, getting louder and louder, until the interview was finished: Seattle Sounders’ fans acknowledging a fantastic performance by the USA National Team goalie.
“Nick Rimando [Clap, Clap, ClapClapClap!]”
Rimando turned, walked slowly back across the field, looked up at the cheering fans, raised both his hands above his head, and applauded their cheer.
Respect.

Monday Night Football Glory And Respect: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

September 25, 2012

Even in defeat,/
there is respect and glory./
The refs blew the call.

OR
there is greatness and glory./
OR
there is respect and greatness.

Who Really Seizes The Day? Revolutionary Free Verse Poetry

August 23, 2012

People look at me.
They see my travels.
My goings.
My doings.
My “grabbing life fully”.;
My “sucking the marrow out of [my] existence.”

They call me
“Carpe Diem Man”:
The man who seizes the day.

In contrast,
they say,
their life is boring.
Mundane.
Filled with chores.
Watching grandkids.
Visiting parents.
Talking to siblings and friends.
Mentoring youth.
Uplifting others.
Cleaning their neighbor’s yard.
Planting flowers.

Making the world
better
through their actions,
deeds,
words,
love.

Day after day
they do
the same
boring,
mundane,
necessary
routine.

As I pause
from my running around,
from my activities,
from my energy.
I look at them
and what they are doing.

And what they are doing
is making a difference in people’s lives.

So I wonder
who is really
“Seizing the Day”
in a way
that matters?

An add-on IMprov Haiku

Try this thought on for/
size. Recognize deep respect/
and admiration.

Respecting Boundaries: Revolutionary IMprov Rhyming Haiku

September 16, 2011

Boundaries being/
respected may give results/
never intended.

Sometimes I’m Proud Of Myself: Revolutionary Improv Blogging Sonnet

May 26, 2011

Sometimes I’m proud of myself.
I can put my desires on the shelf
and listen to what others want
and honor and respect them, for once.

It’s always been hard for me
to resolve to be still completely.
To let others have their way;
To not have to have the last say.

I usually think that I know best
but tonight, I’m trying a little test:
Someone wants to keep me at bay,
so silently aloof is how I’ll stay.

My mind says I know better than they,
but respect for them keeps me away.

Morning Apology: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

September 13, 2010

I dont respect me/
in the morning and I’m tired/
of feeling that way.

Intregity Thank You: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Poetry

July 12, 2010

Thank you for allowing me/
to practice personal integrity,/
while still treating me/
with love, respect and dignity!