Posts Tagged ‘tough love’

Good Lesson For All: Revolutionary Blogging Haiku

July 11, 2019

An adm’rals daughter,/
she still slept ‘neath bridges ’til/
she got herself straight.

Hoping She Signs: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 21, 2012

Her luggage waiting for admission to an eating disorder treatment centerSometimes all you can/
do is wait, pray, hope, have faith,/
and do all you can.


Being There For You: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 19, 2012

Being there for her/
means sometimes I won’t answer
her painful request.

We Won’t Answer Because We Love: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 19, 2012

You may now notice/
that all the people who love/
you won’t talk to you.

Not Couldn’t But Wouldn’t: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 19, 2012

I wasn’t doing/
anything so I couldn’t/
get her. I wouldn’t.

Written after my daughter’s phone call from a eating disorder treatment center: “What are you doing that you can’t come and get me?!?”

Giving Her Control: Revolutionary ImproVerse Rhyming Haiku

October 19, 2012

She felt as though she/
had no control, so I gave/
it back. It’s now hers.

it back. She must do.
… so I quit
helping her escape.

Written after my daughter claimed she had no control in her life, then called me begging me to come get her from a treatment center she could leave on her own.

Who Is Strong Enough? Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

October 18, 2012

She is strong enough/
to do this. Can we be strong/
enough to let her?

Written after my daughter was admitted to a treatment center for eating disorders, then started calling, begging to be released.