EscapeViaHaiku

rhythm moving me

sounds to escape the current

old times remembered

 

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The Time Has Come

Handcuffed
Held hostage
Decision made
With courage
Now facing facts
Slightly discouraged
Cannot look back
Must not mismanage
No negative feedback
Moving forward
Vision not blurred
Standing in faith
Slaughtering doubt
Crushing fear
Winning this bout
Living in a new atmosphere

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Just One More Day

To procrastinate
Feels so great

It won’t be late
But I’ll just wait

Another day or two
Won’t really matter to you

When I do get it done
When I reach completion

Time to celebrate
A moment to calibrate

Then time to push off
Another due date.

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An Impossible Meeting

Today I met someone

previously unknown.

Visiting from Alabama,

Texas not their home.

The chances of this meeting

were unbelievably rare

and I have to think that this greeting

was based on a prayer.

For the people I met

had nothing to offer.

But in motion it set

thought food for my daughter.

Happenstance meetings like this don’t occur,

unless someone up there who was gifted with myrrh,

has plans for a life until now undisturbed.

Now I know something about someone who

needs prayer, love and healing to help them cut through

the lies, hurt and pain narrating their negative view.

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A Poem on Blood Red Moon? Not Today.

This morning I sat down to write
a poem that was expected.
To deliver humor, sarcasm and wit
in a method that is accepted.
Keyboard out in front of me,
fingers ready to type.
I hit the wall of originality
and sat, frustrated, no hype.

I started to brainstorm and find an idea
about events, both funny and sad.
Nothing came to mind, not even jokes about North Korea.
So I close today with little to add
and even less to say.

I hope that tomorrow brings more creative thought
and that you’ll enjoy today’s honesty.

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Too Late To Drop That Class

I keep having this dream
In it I can’t finish a thing
I’m always late with my next assignment
And to this English class I’m constantly absent

There’s this building pressure
To come up with some great answer
But my failure to attend this class
acts as some kind of impasse

Now, here’s the weird thing
I’m not in college or busy “educating”
Yet this dream of due dates missed galore
Wakes me up monthly with a mental bedsore

In it I am chasing the American dream
Fighting for good grades and college, it would seem
But a realization hits in the middle of it -
it’s too late to catch up so I might as well quit

I awoke this morning in a bit of panic
Until I remembered that I’ve conquered all that
I crawled out of bed and laughed it away
Focusing on what not to forget this new day

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BaD IdeA

When he traded in the van for a sporty, red two door,

it was a bad idea.

When he went golfing with the fellas instead of going to the store,

it was a bad idea.

When he didn’t call his mother on her 55th birthday,

it was a bad idea.

When he forgot his own 15th anniversary,

it was a bad idea.

When he colored the hairs in his beard black,

it was a bad idea.

When he drank that 12th Mac and Jack,

it was a bad idea.

When he pulled away from his friends,

it was a bad idea.

When he reached the point where he was never bothered by his sins,

it was a bad idea.

When he told his wife he “loved” her but needed time away,

it was a bad idea.

When he thought that since they were apart it would be okay to stray,

it was a bad idea.

When he died alone years later,

he was sure: HE WAS THE KING OF BAD IDEAS.

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