Tagged with senryu

UNDER THE SUN

UNDER THE SUN

being redundant is easy when there’s nothing new under the sun repeating oneself is natural when there’s only so much to be said i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again that being redundant is easy when there’s nothing new under the sun left now to be said. Advertisements

BETTER PLACE

BETTER PLACE

hey how’s the weather? that man just ran down the steps and walked out the door to a better place? why didn’t he stay put here? it’s too cold out there and he’s got no coat because it was just summer when the weather changed yeh well that happens now back to winter and he’s … Continue reading

BEGIN THE BEGIN

BEGIN THE BEGIN

right now here today you’ve no other choice but to carry on and move begin the begin there’s no time like the present to start at the start and move things ahead are there other options here? details i’m missing? or is today the first day of the rest of your life as they say … Continue reading

MARIJUANA

MARIJUANA

undeniable decriminalization inevitable well is it so bad? it gets you high and mellow and helps people too people who are sick i mean it’s marijuana we just don’t care as much now not like we used to not like the old days when you could go to jail if you had just one joint … Continue reading

WISHES

WISHES

everything’s changed now be careful what you wish for wishes do come true but what when they come? with the good bad and ugly? does that cramp your style? pining and praying in agony and in tears wishing and wanting and then you wake up and your whole life is different it’s just how you … Continue reading

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

NO ONE’S LAUGHING BUT GOD

a rigmarole and confusing state of things a conundrum too a riddle and box not easy to solve or to climb out of either a joke and a hoax and no one’s laughing but god i know you’re not, right? he or she must have an oddball sense of humor or maybe he’s it god … Continue reading

STEALTHY

STEALTHY

when you ring that bell the cat comes out of the bag so not stealthy your secret is out the secret you’ve been keeping out of fear and more i don’t mean from me must be guilt or shame just blaming yourself again beating yourself up and the light of day shines on all your … Continue reading

TIMELESS

TIMELESS

i’m feeling modern hip and contemporary up to the minute so up to date here throw in new fangled the things i go on about too much nowadays can I hear amen? a latter day swank if that were only the case funny irony isn’t irony funny? i go for classic and aspire for timeless … Continue reading

INDIAN SUMMER

INDIAN SUMMER

Indian summer the nights are cool but the days are too friggin hot unexpectantly with winter blankets and windows closed up and leaves falling from trees the ac turned off for some odd reason the sun is up there boiling it’s easy to sweat more deodorant cause you’re overdressed and it’s time to feel the … Continue reading

MACHIAVELLIAN

MACHIAVELLIAN

more bees with honey more than with vinegar right? flattery does work it can get you everywhere carry a small stick while speaking very loudly it’s hard to be nice? too machiavellian cut off your nose too this despite your face too bad being kind does work and is tactical it’s manuevering diplomacy a virtue … Continue reading

DIFFERENT NOW SINCE

DIFFERENT NOW SINCE

the day is coming the date lives in infamy it’s the eleventh just can’t get past it can’t ever live it down here every september they say to never forget but how could we right? with life so different now since? things changed forever not ever the same not since that first eleventh how many … Continue reading

ON AND ON

ON AND ON

it goes on and on conflict and turmoil and such on and on and on melancholia how much more is there to take? dreams dashed and thwarted does that mean to stop dreaming? on and on and more the same thing day in and out blaming this or that and needing to find a logical … Continue reading

DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND

the street is quiet that’s different and won’t last long there’s hardly a sound except cicadas it’s way too early everyone must be asleep at home in their beds no need for driving at this moment am i right? being it’s sunday it’s nice to sleep in dreamland is better but i could stand in … Continue reading

IN THE SUN

IN THE SUN

more fun in the sun much more happening outside the weather’s balmy as it should be too it’s lighter than other times meaning the dark times the ones i don’t think about much brighter and so temperate i don’t wear socks unless they make me much less laundry now than in wintertime not only with … Continue reading

THIS THAT OR THE OTHER THING

THIS THAT OR THE OTHER THING

all i hear is talk all i see is dish and rant all i hear is squawk not much walking if it’s not one thing then it’s another that will get you all amped up here from my window i can see you there going at it again wow it’s like pressing an on switch … Continue reading

WHERE BEAUTY LIES

WHERE BEAUTY LIES

nobody’s perfect least of all me but you too perfection’s fleeting unattainable flaws and faults and foibles they dominate the scene and dot the landscape dark clouds roll in and ruin a perfect clear day that’s how it seems to go here well and everywhere people thinking they have to strive to be perfect then … Continue reading

THE VICTOR

THE VICTOR

spoils to the victor to the loser no matter the winner takes all the low man gets none but for the discretion of the man on the top how about some crumbs? if they’re left over and if sanctioned and okayed by the rest maybe after committee and after the meeting see? look to the … Continue reading

LAYERS

LAYERS

we’re here so now what? it’s time so whaddya think? hey ain’t life just grand? i have no shirt on and no socks on neither a fine way to be is your shirt off too? ah for you summer i’ve dreamt of you and yes bitched and moaned way too much i’ve analyzed it the … Continue reading

CONSIDERATION

CONSIDERATION

so consider it or don’t if you’re unable like noticing things considering them walking down the street engaged in conversation interacting too it’s considerate to be more aware of what’s happening around outside of yourself stepping back real far really really far always a work in progress consideration picking up on things the details and … Continue reading

SOLSTICE

SOLSTICE

good morning sunday just like any other day there’ve been so many hello there summer well it’s true you just got here why’d you wait so long? that’s june twenty-first and the first day of summer well officially and the solstice too northern hemisphere not south of the equator it’s getting cold there days shorter and dark … Continue reading

GROUPIES ARE RECOMMENDED

GROUPIES ARE RECOMMENDED

better audience soapbox maybe or dais could be megaphone diatribes unleashed no rest for the weary here a need to unfurl akin to like a flashmob some groupies might work to hang on your every word are recommended you can put them there those declarations and then carry on with all your carrying on where … Continue reading

MORNING ON THREE SIDES

MORNING ON THREE SIDES

Mornings. Like heaven. It’s morning on three sides now Windows all around I love my old quilt Wrapped around me as I wake To morning again Wrapped around my head Out of my slumber Slowly but surely Almost ready to start things Make the coffee and Turn on the news of the day Take a shower … Continue reading

TRUE ORIGINAL

TRUE ORIGINAL

let it all hang out in whichever way you go what comes naturally true original why be anything else here except for yourself? look how far you’ve come oh please not like me or him or her or like them oh god not like them we know how they are there’s nowhere to hide so … Continue reading

RUNNING IN PLACE

RUNNING IN PLACE

so yeh why bother with all you do and you say each and every day has it made a difference yet? what makes you certain that your effort’s not in vain that you’re not bogged down and running in place simply spinning your wheels and stuck here in neutral? there’s so much to do and … Continue reading

ALREADY THERE

ALREADY THERE

to and fro again up and down and all around here and there and back and forth is the case ahead then behind one step forward two steps gone so just start over try and try and try to keep moving all the time endlessly changing life that is i mean failing then winning recoup … Continue reading

BELFRY

BELFRY

my house is haunted i know, i swear, i feel it bats in the belfry the eighteen-nineties that was a long time ago an english basement where the workers lived well that’s the story and those weren’t white people they lived up the stairs ran the businesses in the center of the town a stone’s … Continue reading

ROCK MAN

ROCK MAN

rock man he says no he’s not much of a rock man he’s not anything rock many he says yes he does tinker around some fools around a bit he would like to write and sing and play music too he has the guitar he would like to soon and he does keep practicing and … Continue reading

CICADAS

CICADAS

time keeps on going seems the days and weeks and months and years have all gone they must be somewhere but where i don’t know i guess they’re a part of me when i walk around? they’re here with me now all my experiences have led me to here including the cicadas seventeen years now … Continue reading

BOGGED DOWN

BOGGED DOWN

i’m going to sleep wake me up when it’s over when things are made known when you know the whys and how come things get bogged down the answers fleeting can you do that please? there’s way too much strife with people at odds and sad and too uncertain maybe it’s always what people go … Continue reading

GETHSEMANE

GETHSEMANE

the day that death died and not only for Christians but they call it good friday the day when jesus died for your sins he did that they say but jesus came back and that’s really the message that’s how death died see? oh, gethsemane after receiving a kiss a smug betrayal put through the … Continue reading

RECONCILING

RECONCILING

maybe it’s just me and not like i say that it’s the rest of the world i’ve been wrong before the world seems pretty crazy how could it be me right? then what would i do begin to start consider all the reconciling the things that we see and the lies that we hear and … Continue reading

SONG FOR YOU

SONG FOR YOU

hello there sunshine open your sleepy eyes now it’s time to wake up good morning dreamer the night’s done and it’s daytime and there’s lots to do or nothing at all the coffee’s prepared the newspaper just got here the birds are singing they have a song  that’s for you just to say welcome morning’s … Continue reading

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES

was that chicago? does anybody really know what time it is? do you really care? it’s seven-thirty no six-thirty hard to tell cause we changed the clocks what does that mean though and who do we think we are? where did that hour go? we lost it somewhere we mess around with and modify and … Continue reading

SNOW PLOW PEOPLE

SNOW PLOW PEOPLE

those snow plow people are no longer in hiding they’re everywhere in the gas stations filling up little trucks and lots of big ones professional types amateurs and pros anyone with a front blade that can help people stuck in the snow who can’t get out of their driveways or get down the road lots … Continue reading

WONDER THE REASONS

WONDER THE REASONS

it’s preposterous my face and body and mind illusion mostly not so pretty now things don’t make sense generally there’s no explaining what are the reasons? we’re born and we live and we laugh and we love and try to be happy all the while knowing life keeps moving along and we don’t know the … Continue reading

CLOCKS

CLOCKS

the days of the week i talk about them too much why do i keep track? i wonder does god? do they keep track in heaven? most likely they don’t whoever “they” are the days of the week a way to tally and mark and capture the time yesterday, today all our days and tomorrow … Continue reading

HARDLY BEEN LIGHT

HARDLY BEEN LIGHT

march is on its way i’ve been waiting a long time well no not really well i always wait and it does seem so with such a cold, dead winter and a dark one too there’s hardly been light but there’s more lately in the mornings when i wake and after dinner the day’s go … Continue reading

RINGMASTER

RINGMASTER

no puppetmaster or manipulator here we do what we will pull our own strings see? dance and sing to our own tune there’s no conductor no one leads the band there’s no one in charge but us of how things go down for you and me here so do what you will and be who … Continue reading

TO THE MIRROR

TO THE MIRROR

you are looking rough he whispered to the mirror then spit up more blood you are feeling low he managed to say out loud only to himself and to the mirror you’ve gone way too far and don’t seem to care either and you never did will you ever learn?

GO BACK TO BED

GO BACK TO BED

my bones are creaking feeling old at the moment body breaking down more and more each year my worst enemy turning on me fighting me each step of the way needing a jump start just like an old car sputtering down the highway won’t pass inspection no resale value should be in rehab getting a … Continue reading

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

NOW ONLY COMES ONCE

sixty-six more days that’s how many it is now days till spring that is i’m counting them down i usually do every year around this time so i’m starting now but now only comes once right? i mean this moment when there’s sixty-six more days till it’s finally here? spring twenty-thirteen sixty-five more days that’s … Continue reading

VALUE

VALUE

get back on the horse we’re gonna take a ride soon into the sunshine of a new day here the keys to your car get them and get your coat too it’s time for a trip who knows what shall be? don’t forget money no forget the money see? the times have a changed it’s … Continue reading

ON HIATUS

ON HIATUS

we’re on hiatus just trotting out reruns we’ll be back soon enough when the sun comes out and the holidays are done for now please stand by til things are normal and we’re back to the old groove in january sometime for now nothing new check back for regularly scheduled programming.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS

jesus rules the school don’t you forget it neither not on christmas day give him a shout out we celebrate his birthday i’m not sure how old real old keep christ in christmas take everything else out keep merry in merry on the twenty-fifth happy birthday jesus and merry christmas too.

RANDOM

RANDOM

as the sun comes up it doesn’t cease to shine on all the confusion as the rain falls down it doesn’t distinguish good or bad or ugly it just does as night follows day it does for everyone and always will it seems for the poor the rich the right the wrong the pure and … Continue reading

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

OH WINTER SOLSTICE

oh winter solstice i’m happy you’re coming back in just a few days i love when you come and i’m sitting here waiting not that it matters i don’t have a choice whether i like it or not you come like clockwork when it gets too dark every day even more so you come to … Continue reading

TRYPTOPHAN

TRYPTOPHAN

just a few more days and it’s time to give some thanks well officially time for turkey and cranberry sauce and stuffing and lots of gravy is how people do it right? pour it on and give me more of everything and then i need a rest mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole and mac … Continue reading

NO HAIKU

NO HAIKU

i’m out of practice and that’s not good cause i need the exercise this means nothing and i’m only doing it to get the practice of stretching myself and my imagination and writer chops too this ain’t no haiku nor a poem for all to hear nor a cry for help it’s five seven five … Continue reading

OPEN ROAD

OPEN ROAD

hittin the road jack outta here like a fat kid in a dodgeball game when he’d rather be elsewhere travelin light too it’s america again on that open road figuratively i’ve hardly seen it well not much of it lately except these four walls and that’s been real good but i’ll be home soon before … Continue reading

ITS OWN SAKE

ITS OWN SAKE

isn’t it absurd? it’s god’s cruel joke i’m saying that it’s gotta be preposterous too i mean in how we’re living see the evidence? hopefully you don’t what you don’t know won’t hurt you ignorance is bliss happier clueless is so popular right now folly to be wise is what i’m learning insert head in … Continue reading