Posts Tagged ‘self-awareness’

I’d Forgotten It’s Because It’s What I’m Supposed To Do: Revolutionary Blogging Free Verse Poem

November 25, 2018

It’s been so long
since I’ve done
what I should do,
daily,
that I’ve almost forgotten
how;
I’ve almost forgotten
why;
I’ve almost forgotten
who I am.

Because I became
because I did
what I was asked.
Because I struggled
even when the words
weren’t flowing.

Because often
the mere fact of
doing the thing
that you’ve been told to do
is what you need
to discover
and maintain
who you are.

So once again I launch
back into my Obama-era goal:
Write
and blog
a poem
or prose piece
each day.

The words may not be
insightful
or deep
or moving.
Or they might be.

Most importantly,
they will be
and are
who I am
and who I will be,
so as long as I write
and post
and am,
I exist
much more deeply
than I ever did before.

Maybe that’s why I feel
as though I’ve gone
into hiding.

Look out!

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Free Bird Fly Guy: Romantic Live Improv Haiku

June 23, 2017

It’s fantastic* when/
she says that, because of you,/
she can be herself.

*OR
*means so much
*moves to tears

I Believe You Will Succeed: Revolutionary Email Haiku

April 27, 2016

I believe in you/
because I know you DO try.
I know you’ll succeed!

OR
Because I believe/
in you, because I know you/
try, you will succeed!

Knowing Who I Am: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 2, 2016

Who am I? Father,/
son, friend, writer. Above all,/
I’m a Child of God.

Knowing Yourself: Revolutionary IMprov Haiku

August 17, 2015

When you know yourself/
enough to know you don’t know,/
you are not confused.

Creeper Recognition: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

May 24, 2015

I warned my daughters: /
“Stay far from creepy guys.” I/
have few female friends.

Self Awareness From Kids Yelling In Church Hallways: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

March 29, 2015

It brings me great joy/
when kids in church yell: “Hey! You’re/
that poetry guy!”

The Small Mark Below My Left Little Finger I’ve Never Seen: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

March 15, 2015

There are parts of my/
body I’ve never seen, yet/
they’re me. My soul, too.

Sunset Clarity: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

February 22, 2015

With a wise gaze she/
set her sights towards the West,/
and wrapped inner peace.Western Gaze from Mystic Hot Springs

Captain Obvious: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

January 14, 2015

I was scum, full of/
deception, bad. So? Tell me/
something I don’t know.

OR
I was scum, full of /
deception. So? Now tell me/
something I don’t know.