Reflections on a Sneeze (Humor Haiku)

Sharp, short burst of air

Nostril clearing dance with death

Clarity again

I have been sneezing up to 15 times in a row.  Yes I count them, they feel a little like a seizmic event.  Big harsh ugly sneezes that rattle my bones.  So why not interject a little humor in the experience?  I am sure at some point in time you can relate!

Haiku: three lines with a 5-7-5 syllable construction.  I took liberties with the haiku as the theme is related to nature!


Tangled Regrets

I find that the simple little songs have the most impact on me.  The first time I heard this little tune from the movie Tangled I was completely hooked.  Both its haunting tune and lyrics seemed to call out the story of my life.

The recording is mine, done on a simple computer with a basic app and a simple microphone.  I love to sing but “fate” did not allow me to pursue it.  Well, it did for a short time while I had cancer a number of years ago but then I was stupid and tried to push my range too far too fast and injured it pretty good– and then gave up as I always do.  While I was in training, I was told my a number of music professionals that I had the best natural tone they had ever heard.  But pursuing an art isnt just about skill.  It is mostly perseverence and time.

That being said, this song suits my voice pretty well although I dont have a strong voice in lower key, but even still its simplicity makes us a good match.  The more I sing this the more I realize what genius is packed into 50 seconds.

Frayed Grey Days

As icy rain falls and clouds collide

Visibility disappears in the frozen fog

Temperatures, now negative on the Farmer’s log….

Depression’s chill seeps deep inside


Deep blanketed coverings warm my body well

Darjeeling steeped to the third degree

A smile, priceless, when once so free

Nothing warms this mad winter spell


With bleak eyed, blank-walled stare

my IQ is suspended as I “rain on my own parade.”

Zombie like, a death walk through the shadow glade

and my armor of cheer, stripped bare.


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Trapped Behind the Veil (Haiku stanzas)

Trapped in fog-filled days

Rain saturates flesh and bone

Lassitude kills will


Brain soggy and dull

I float in this dreamland lull

Life behind the veil


Gray landscaped canvas

Deepest dark green grass gives hope

Bright-hued skies…..someday

For those affected by the weather sunny skies will come again.

Haiku: three line stanza in a 5-7-5 syllabic structure.  The theme is generally related to nature.

Mindful Balance (Senryu)

Static state of mind

“Have to” must equal “want to”

Make time to just “be”


Peaceful mindfulness

Synchronous with values

Seek quiet moments

I am working on mindfulness and these reflective words encouraged me.  I hope they do the same to you.

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to relationships or feelings while Haiku stresses nature

Lost Moments (Senryu)

Life cut short, I mourn

your rejection of His Grace.

Saturating tears


Hell’s fire, treasure yours

Hindsight seizes inner thoughts:

Could I have said more?


Witnessed chance now lost

Those hesitant moments passed!

Your soul the true cost

I have periods where I feel terrible about my poor witness for my faith.  Lost souls haunt me and I feel the burden.  This poem was an attempt to  creatively share that burden with others who may feel the same way.

Senryu: same as Haiku structure but the theme is generally related to relationships or feelings while Haiku stresses nature