Some Current Haiku

Trying to stay afloat and remain creative, here are ten new haiku to peruse and enjoy. Peace.


Miracles occur

As the first fingers of dawn

Smudge gold the blue bend.


Stop running away.

You will have no inner peace

Till you stand your ground.


When jackals attack

It’s best to grin and bear it.

They are fast disarmed.


Have a backup plan

No matter how sure you are

That things will work out.


Make each day matter;

Experiencing new things

Enriches your life.


It’s all management:

Outline your goals, pursue them,

Assess and repeat


Failure and success:

What others want for you and

What you want for yourself.


Your dreams are not dead.

They just sometimes take long naps.

Well, nap time’s over!


What is a father?

I better figure that out.

I will soon be one.


Some day very soon

My little menagerie

Will gain a new soul.

A Backlog of Haiku

Trying to jump back on the horse. Thank you to all who liked my recent posting of Sonnet 20. Here are some backlogged haiku that I wrote in late 2012 and am just now getting around to posting. Have a great day!


“Peace is my passion.”

Wise words to consider from

Thomas Jefferson.


How easy it is

To become hardened of heart

In cynical times.


I cannot abide

People who choose to be mean

For their own pleasure.


You can accomplish

Any goal with patience, love,

Resolve and fairness.


I will not accept

The selfish parameters

Of your perception.


The war rages on.

Rival ideologies;

Haves versus have nots.


Failure is a step

On the long road to success,

Sweetening the pot.


Autumn’s in the air.

Green becomes gold, red, orange,

While a chill descends.


The very best days

Are those in which you awake

And feel God’s presence.


Always watch your back.

Not to sound cynical but

Bad people exist.


No such obstacles

Exist which can keep you from

Your impassioned goals.

Sonnet 20 (For Duke and Ivan: Two Brothers)

I have not posted in months. Truth is I got married in October and my wife is expecting in September and life has just been one whirlwind of activity after another. But, hopefully, I’m getting a handle on it…at least for now. This is a sonnet I just finished, dedicated to my somewhat new kitten/son who just celebrated 1 year with us this week. It is co-dedicated to his brother, Ivan, a Russian blue who called me dad for twenty years before crossing over two years ago. Ivan’s presence is still felt in our house in Duke’s resemblance to him and it is often hard to not see one without the other inside. Enjoy.

A little man has come into our lives,

A grey and white expression of pure joy,

Within his gaze a brother passed survives,

Assuring us he is, in fact, our boy.

His antic mayhem livens up the dawn,

A silver blur that breaks the day’s repose,

Transforming tranquil times for stretch and yawn

To “pounce and run” attacks upon our toes.

And thus the day is born and bound to stay,

With wacky happiness patrols on tap,

In swift pursuit of life’s most “purrfect” day

Till playful kittens crave a Dukey-nap.

Though none could take the place of brothers gone

In this new son my love for both lives on.