Posts Tagged ‘revolutionary contexting Haiku’

Bidding Adieu And Starting Anew: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Free Verse

July 13, 2017

How do I bid adieu
To a life
And a lifestyle
I’ve lived
For years?

It was never comfortable.
Too Often
it was not pure,
nor holy,
nor of good report.
Rarely was it
praiseworthy.

It was not
Where I needed
Or wanted
To be.

At last,
here I am,
at the edge
of potential new paths,
rising out of the muck
and mire of the past.

New vistas,
new visions,
new opportunities
are spread out before me,
inviting me,
filling me with hope
and belief:

I CAN do this!

And yet…
I don’t know how
to step away.
I’m afraid I’ll lose
my shoe,
Stuck
In the past’s muck.

Then I recall Him.
He asks me to change.
He will lift me
up
and out;
Place my unshod feet
On paths He has traveled,
to places He has gone.

I believe
that when I’ve walked
His paths,
barefoot,
long enough to have worn
all the muck from my feet,
they will be shod
through His Grace
and Mercy
with righteousness,
And I will be purified
and able
to be
in the vistas
I can now only
dimly
see.

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Making Choices And Being Responsible: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 12, 2017

Many folks want me/
to go dance tonight, but I’ve/
too much to do. Choice.

Baseball Brings Back Childhood Joy: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

May 6, 2017

Innocent mem’ries/
of childhood diamonds flood thoughts./
Joy’s eye gleam returns.

In Your Darkest Hour Light: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 23, 2017

In your darkest hour,/
fall on your knees, bow your head/
and seek His love’s light.

Darkest Before His Dawn: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 23, 2017

You will feel most lost/
right before you’re found, darkest/
just before His dawn.

Simple And Direct Prophet: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 2, 2017

The Prophet’s message/
is simple and direct. I’m/
glad I’m obeying.

For the back story to this, read this long free verse poem I wrote several years ago: https://cyranowriter.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/do-you-have-a-bike-path-and-a-red-chair-revolutionary-blogging-free-verse-poem/

Who We Are Where We Are: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 20, 2017

We must understand/
the difference between where we/
are and who we are.

God’s Way Is Different: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 20, 2017

Why do we care when/
we’re different? God wants us to/
be. Satan doesn’t.

Please Wash: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

February 16, 2017

After he’d emptied /
his glands, she only hoped that/
he had washed his hands.

She’s Legitimately Going: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 16, 2017

She didn’t want to /
talk to him, but *her going /
was legitimate.
Or
*she’s going/
legitimately.