Posts Tagged ‘she didn’t know’

Loud Mouth Shy Guy: Romantic IMprov Haiku

February 12, 2016

She never knew: Down/
the alley was a guy who/
had no guts to ask.

She’s Sprinkling Fairy Dust: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku

March 24, 2014

She didn’t know I’d/
dreamed of Tinkerbell since I/
was a little boy.

What She Didn’t Know: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

September 3, 2013

She thinks I’ve not known,/
or, knowing, don’t care. Both wrong./
She’s been in my prayers.

What Mothers Don’t Know: Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse Poem

May 12, 2013

A friend inadvertently spoke/created a poem for her grandkids. (You can read it here.) That typical “not knowing”, on Mother’s Day, inspired this piece. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers who, like her, don’t know.

Like a typical mother,
She’d influenced lives
(she didn’t know);
She’d spread joy
(she didn’t know);
She’d written poetic words of wisdom
(she didn’t know);
She’d taught self-esteem and
charity-pure love and
(she didn’t know).

She’d nourished,
and comforted,
and guided,
and protected,
and grown,
and fostered,
and healed,
and helped,
and blessed
(she didn’t know).

Like mothers everywhere
and in every time,
she didn’t know
what she’d done,
and what she was doing,

And people would look
at what she did,
and exclaim:
“How could she not know?!?”
The answer is simple:
Mothers don’t need to know.
They just do.

And she still won’t know
you tell her.


Lonely Pain Heading To France: Romantic ConTEXTing Haiku Lament

February 24, 2012

She didn’t know how /

lonely I felt whenever/

she wasn’t around.