Posted in July 2018, Senryu

Life’s Basics

Primary Colors, Red, Yellow, Blue

Always mind your manners

My Mother used to say

Primary colors

Senryu

Manners are like primary colors, there are certain rules and once you have these you merely mix, i.e., adapt, them to meet changing situations. —Emily Post

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Posted in July 2018, Scripture, Senryu

“Have a Marvelous or Mediocre Day”

Church tower with cross, Lamentations 3:22-23 scripture verses

Given new mercies

Everyday, why accept

Mediocracy?

Senryu

It is of the LORD’S mercies (goodness, kindness, favor)

that we are not consumed, (destroyed, ended)

because his compassions ( tender love, caring) fail not.

They ( goodness, kindness, favor, caring, tender love) are new every morning:

great is thy faithfulness )

Lamentations 3:22-23

If God offers us the chance to have a marvelous day every morning, why do we settle for less?

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Senryu

Mind Games

Marionettes, 2 puppets on a string

Some live daily

Like a puppet on a string

Just playing life’s game

Senryu

“Until you realize how easily it is for your mind to be manipulated, you remain the puppet of someone else’s game.”

Evita Ochel

NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 16

prompt for the day asks you to write a poem that prominently features the idea of play. It could be a poem about a sport or game, a poem about people who play (or are playing a game), or even a poem in the form of the rules for a sport or game that you’ve just made

Posted in April 2018, NaPoWriMo 2018, Senryu

RV Life

Homeless Campers, RVs, parked on city streets

Filled with hungry faces

Campers park on city streets

72 hour caravan site

Life’s harsh reality shows

Recreation is just a word

Senryu

Many Cities and Towns are facing a growing number of Homeless RV’ers


NaPoWriMo 2018 Day 4

Today, we challenge you to write a poem that is about something abstract – perhaps an ideal like “beauty” or “justice,” but which discusses or describes that abstraction in the form of relentlessly concrete nouns.

Adjectives are fine too! Concrete details like those can draw the reader in and let them imagine the real world where your abstract ideal or feeling happen