Posts Tagged ‘try’

Two Ducks And The Morning Train: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 29, 2016

Two ducks try to keep/
up with my train. They fail. It’s/
fun to watch them try.
2 Ducks Race FrontRunner, Nov 2016, Jordan River between Lehi and Draper

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Adopt, Adapt, And Learn: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 20, 2014

Whether you create/
or innovate, sometimes you/
can adapt and learn.
OR
Whether you create/
or innovate, always try/
to adapt and learn.

Trusting Relationships: Romantic ImproVerse Haiku

February 12, 2014

Relationship trust/
is built with time, together,/
tenacious trying.

What If We Just DO? Revolutionary ImproVerse Free Verse

January 1, 2014

What is it
that causes us,
at a certain age,
to believe we can’t
do
something?

What is it
that holds us back
from following
our true self?

Is it
the belief
that it’s “too late”?

What if
we just assume
we
could
do
what we want?

What if
we just say:
“I’m going
to do
this thing?”
And then
we went out
and did it?

Or we didn’t do it?

Maybe we failed at it.
So?
At least we tried.

What if,
instead of saying
that our life
sucks
or that this
and this
and that
went wrong,
we instead
look
at all
the good things
that are happening
in our life?
All the things
we are able
to do?
All the opportunities
that we have,
that we took,
that we do
and did?

What if,
instead of apologizing
for things
we don’t
do
well,
or for things
we don’t do,
we do,
and we do
the best we can,
and we take
humble pride
in knowing that
we tried.

What if,
every day,
we salute
the sunrise,
or the thumbnail
moon,
or the sunset,
or the stars?

What if,
in our heavenly
salutations,
we think
of a “Do New” thing
that we’re going to do,
and then we go
and do that thing?

What if,
every time somebody says,
“I can’t believe
all the things
you do,
and how full
your life is!”
we smile at them
and say:
“You could, too.
I believe in you.
Go and do.”

What if
they do?

What if
we all do?

Testing The Magic: Revolutionary Email Haiku

November 28, 2012

Since I said I would, /
I thought I’d try. I wonder/
if this magic works.

We Don’t Criticize Falling: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

November 9, 2012

Baby's 1st steps: Learning to walkWhen we guide our kids/
as they learn to walk, we don’t/
criticize their falls.

Some Kind Of Help Fail Again: Revolutionary ImproVerse Haiku

September 28, 2012

I’m tired of trying/
to help people. When I do/
I seem to mess up.

Why Men Move On: Romantic IMprov Poem

November 23, 2010

Sometimes guys attempt to get phone numbers from women who seem to want to play hard to get. During one such situation, a woman was told “If you want to maintain contact, the ball is in your court”. When she asked “Why?”, this was the response:

A guy /
can only try/
so hard /
before he gets tired/
and sucumbs/
to being numb/
and moves on /
to more fertile ground/
where growth is found./

Where the seeds he sows/
have a chance to grow./
Where they are received eagerly;/
watered fervently;/
cared for tenderly;/
and can burst through the lonely gloom,/
and bloom.

Drive Of The Six-Hour Flower Guy: Romantic ConTEXTing Rhyming Haiku

June 3, 2010

I see the six-hour/
flower guy, and wonder why/
he should try so hard.