Posts Tagged ‘share’

Bearing Testimony: Revolutionary ConTEXTing Haiku

November 24, 2013

I may not speak words/
of testimony, but by /
being there, I bear*.

Unheard Good News: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 16, 2013

With all the good news/
I have to share, she is still/
too busy for me.

Expectations? Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

September 20, 2013

That she let me share/
in her struggles was all I/
ever expected.

Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again: Revolutionary IMproVerse Iambic Poem

September 20, 2013

Two grandchildren of good friends have childhood cancer. I am no longer the common link. I wrote this about that experience.
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Our Lives Are Wrapped Up Again

My son’s best friend
is now a mother
who’s going where your child has been
And is.
You may think I’m not there.
You may think
That I don’t care.
But because I care as deeply as I do,
I have respected the silence from you.

I know you have duties and obligations to keep.
I know you have worries and thoughts which deprive you of sleep.
I know that in trying to help at your daughter’s home,
you have felt, sometimes, left alone.

But you’re not.

Prayers are constantly being uttered
for you as well as your granddaughter.
But now this silence I must end
to help The daughter of my friend
and the son of my son’s friend.

For in your daughter’s voyage beneath
There is experience
and wisdom and surviving grief
which may bring sense
And some relief
and insights
and make a dawn
out of the night
and the fears
that bring tears
to so many.
If I had that wisdom,
I would share it,
but I haven’t any
except to bare it
and to show another the way
to the experience
that your daughter and granddaughter have today.

And so, while I respect your pained silence
heartfelt, wide and deep,
please forgive me if I that same silence
can no longer keep.

Good Days, Bad Days, Mediocre Days — Who Cares? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

August 11, 2013

I want to share my/
“good days” with her. Instead, all/
my days are hidden.

Full Cup Sharing: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

April 7, 2013

When my cup is full,/
I often want to share it /
with someone. Don’t you?

I’ll Share My Popcorn 2CU: Romantic ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

April 3, 2013

Bring your daughter down/
to my town. We’ll go to a/
movie, share popcorn.

Pearls Before: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

March 22, 2013

I should not share my/
poetry until they prove/
that they are worthy.

Non-Sappy Happy Pappy: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

February 23, 2013

I’m very happy./
I want to share with you my/
not sappy happy!

Lunar Phases: Romantic Improv Free Verse Poetry

February 14, 2013

Crescent moon touches the light on the top of the Utah Statae Capitol dome, Feb. 2013. Lunar phasesThere are times we’ve shared
the face of the full moon,
The brightness of the three quarter and half moons,
the smile of the crescent moon.

Each moon phases shines
With greater or lesser light,
reminding me of the joy
I find in you.

Sometimes, though, the lunar light
goes out,
and the moon is completely

Yet, if I look hard enough,
long enough,
intently enough
into the dark, starry night sky,
I can still find its rugged surface,
glowing faintly.

Though it is shadowed,
and hidden,
even the darkened moon
reminds me of you.

I just need to wait,
for its light
to break through.