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Tag Archives: Haiku
May 11, 2014Posted by on
Springtime wind and sun
Warmth spreads, flowers bloom, colors
And nothing changes
May 3, 2014Posted by on
Sunlight, warmth, renew
Flowers bloom and children laugh
Summer soon, heat, and …
That probably violates the rules of haiku, but hey, how about you finish the line.
April 8, 2013Posted by on
No picture, no rhyme
Day eight coming and going
A haiku for you
Last week, to be honest, I was always at least a day ahead of my daily poetry obligations. This week, not so much. There are a couple of things bubbling away in my head, but I’ve been far too busy to put them into concrete form. So, you get this. A haiku. I’ve got nothing more to offer you.
January 1, 2013Posted by on
A new year is here
Resolve, Commit, be better
Like all the year’s days
Yeah, it’s the New Year, which means we’re supposed to resolve to be better. Lose weight. Get that new job. Be nicer to people. Write more. Write less. Why is that? This goes back to one of my many gripes. People who focus on birthdays and anniversaries and holidays and leave the rest of the year to its own devices. I make resolutions every day of the year. To be a better husband, a better father, a better boss, a better employee. A better person. Maybe that’s part of the problem. I never stop trying for something better, instead of accepting what I have.
A couple of days ago, the daily prompt from I Saw You Dancing was to identify the word that was your “travelling companion” for 2012 and the word you would travel with into 2013. Debra Kreps identified her 2012 word as CONNECT, but is holding back on revealing her 2013 word. More importantly for this post, one of her commenters indicated her 2013 word would be PATIENCE.
I like that word. I also like trying to come up with a word for the year because it requires me to think about the 365 days that stretch out ahead of me. It’s a commitment for the duration. Not something that can be done in the first week or first month.
PATIENCE is a virtue, you know. A word for the year should be virtuous. For instance, INTOLERANCE would be a bad word to chose as a word for the year.
Unless, well, that’s the word you choose for yourself. Who am I to judge?
Writing this post has opened the door to a few ideas for my word for 2013. PATIENCE. ACCEPTANCE. COMMITMENT. Those are three that jump out at me at the moment. But I’m not sure any of those are it. What about this? HAPPINESS. Another alternative, taken from my haiku that’s actually two words. DO BETTER. Better than what?
It’s a tough decision to make. Maybe it’s impossible to identify the one word I will travel with in 2013. I want all of the things those words suggest. I want to be all of the things those words require. I want …
I think I know what my word for 2013 is.
CONSISTENCY. 2013 will be a year in which I will be more steady in moving towards my goals. I think this word encompasses a number of the others. Patience. Acceptance. Commitment. It also represents another word I thought of. MINDFULNESS.
If I’m consistent in my approach to life this year. To the people around me. To the mountains and molehills. If I eliminate some of the highs and lows. I do those things and I will show more of those other virtues. So, there you go. That’s my word for 2013.
November 21, 2012Posted by on
Don’t ask me what’s got into me with these …
Insecurity (How cool is that, a five syllable word)
Defeat, conquer, blow … it … up
Never stop … ever
You are the only person that has your power because there is no other person like you. There is no other person who controls you. It is entirely up to you. Be the person you are meant to be and want to be. Use your power. Don’t be afraid of it. Put that insecurity in a box, wrap it tightly with tape, place it out in the middle of the street, or in your backyard, and blow the damn box up. Take charge. Say what you feel and feel what you say. Be you and to hell with the people who can’t take it. It’s their problem, not yours.
I wish this was the acoustic version, but YouTube has its limits …