Posted in Haiku, September 2018

Fullness

Pine tree view of the prairie, Oregon, nature
Cooper Mountain Nature Area, Beaverton, OR

Try walking thru life

Seeing the forest through the trees

View the big picture.

Haiku

Posted in August 2018, Syllabic Verse

Monotonous Motion

Treadmills at the gym

Questioning my purpose

Walking everyday

And yet I’m going nowhere

On the treadmill of life

Need to stop and get off

That sad revolving belt

Get out in the real world

Find new paths to walk on

New voices to listen

To, and new faces to see

Realize I’m in control

Of where my feet step

I need to choose wisely

And plan future paths

Syllabic Verse

Posted in February 2018, Tanka

Spring in My Step

Daffodils in red vase

Walking down the street

Daffodils strewn all about

Flowers at my feet

Happenstance recipient

Of Random Act of Kindness

Tanka

Today as I was walking downtown in search of a restaurant, my eyes beheld a strange sight. I was passing by an old abandoned theatre and there, in the entrance way were scattered 5 fresh, bright golden daffodils, just waiting for a leading lady to pick up. How fortuitous for me!

Posted in Haibun, October 2016

Old Shoes

old shoes
If old shoes could talk

What a story they could tell

Of places they walked

One by one my shoes are wearing out.

For me, buying shoes is not an easy task as I need a large size with a wide width. Therefore, when I find a pair of shoes that are comfortable I wear them until they basically fall apart, which is what seems to be happening lately. 

As I begun to throw each worn out pair away abit of nostalgia hit me and I was reminded of all I had done in those shoes. Work shoes and dress shoes, they all held many memories within them, but life has changed, those times are past, and they must go, for their purpose has been served. 

New shoes are here

Opportunities await

In each step they take

A new journey starts as I put on my new shoes and bag up these old shoes for disposal. I am looking forward to what each step brings! 

Haibun