Always Be Trying


You should always

be trying to write a poem

you are unable to write,

a poem you lack the technique,

the language, the courage

to achieve.

Otherwise you’re merely

imitating yourself, going nowhere,

because that’s always easiest.”


~ John Berryman


Elfje:            (Cinquain)



no sweat

simple as Simon

walk in the park



Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)


why we hate to love

we control only our part

a fear of losing




a serious thinking flaw, expectations
not living in the here and now
avoiding God’s will, you think you know how
a breakdown in communications

to make God laugh, tell Him your plans
planning the future limits todays foundations
your plans gone awry can ruin relations
the sands of time running through your hands

resentments are purged by spiritual operations
it’s permissible to pray for a wished outcome
following God’s will to see what we may become
love does not have a statute of limitations

don’t expect, accept
lessons learned, correct



ME and the Boss







About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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