Posts Tagged ‘serve’

Dancing With Ancestors: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

April 5, 2014

I asked how I could/
serve. God’s servant revealed: Fill/
Malachi’s promise.

He Watches Out For Us: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

January 21, 2014

Whether through angels/
or mortals, a loving God/
wont leave us alone.

Lack of Christmas Service: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku Lament

December 25, 2013

I hope God forgives/
me. I tried to find a place/
to serve, but couldn’t.

Small Sacrifices: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

December 15, 2013

Small sacrifices/
are opportunities we/
see and grasp each day.

Give Me A Chance: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

December 1, 2013

Caressing. Smiling. /
Serving. Loving. I just want/

My Samaritan Hope: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

October 5, 2013

I was the guy who/
would always do what was asked./
I will be again.

How We Served Memories: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

February 24, 2013

Of course she remembers
me never serving.
Of course she recalls
I left quickly from every activity,
from every meeting,
from every event.
Of course she recollects
I said “Let’s just go home.”

And of course my children remember
completely the opposite.
They recall that we stayed,
and cleaned up,
and helped put things away,
and talked to everyone,
and were frequently
among the last to leave.

Because when she,
in pain,
was with us,
my sole desire,
knowing of her pain
and her discomfort,
was to get her home
as quickly as possible;
to get her relaxed
and rested;
to serve her
the best way I knew how.

But when she wasn’t with us,
then my desire was to stay
with my children and
my friends and neighbors,
and serve,
and teach my children to serve.

So both my children’s memories
and her recollections
of how we served,
or didn’t,
are correct.

I do not have to justify
my actions
as I raised my children.
I feel vindicated,
and absolved.

I did the best
I knew how.
I know it.
My children know it.
And I know He knows it,
because He just told me.

Why Get Up? Revolutionary Improv Haiku

June 6, 2012

Sometimes the only/
reason we get up daily/
is to serve others.


Sometimes the only/
reason we get up is to/
make others happy.


Sometimes the only/
reason we get up is to/
bring joy to the world.