Nice Senryu

everyone wants an
honest answer from us
as long as it’s nice

So this is not really haiku, and I almost erased it except that people on Twitter liked it so much. This may be senryu, but I think it’s a stretch. Read the definition for senryu on my What is Haiku? page and tell me what you think in the comments on this post.



Bare Poetry

tree in winter,trees with no leaves,diciduous trees,

Bare Trees

Bare trees
broken down with nothing to hide.
They’re not dancing in a mascaraed ball
trying to impress a suitor.
They just are.
With arms lifted they shout
here I am.
They aren’t trying to hide anything.
They are so transparent
you can see houses through them.
They don’t bend their branches
to try to hide their roots.
They stand naked before you
and dare you to judge them
tangled birds’ nests and all.
They are stoic
as winter winds beat against them.
If only people
could be as honest and open
as the trees.


I thought you guys might need a break from the mommy poetry so I decided to share this today. I will get back in town tomorrow, but I will not have time to respond to any comments until this weekend.

A compassionate quote.

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. –Pema Chödrön

How often are you honest with people about your mistakes and faults?

How often do you show them the real you?

Acrostic Friday #7

how Christ bridged the old and new testaments

This is another geat page from my Bible.











This is the last Acrostic Friday, but make sure to come back! I will have a formal poem next Friday.

After this 30 Day Challenge is over I am going to begin a new series on Wednesdays.

I really thought about the words I choose for this poem. I thought about them carefully, consulting the dictionary and thesaurus. “Nice” may seem like a common word and it’s not a ‘punchy’ word to end on- but I think it was important that I used it. Because that is what the majority of our rules, or laws, boil down to as a Christian.

Love is what Christianity is about, but there is no L in Christian.

Is there a word up there that you don’t think belongs?

Is there a word that you think would have fit better?