Sunday, August 24, 2008

Be it Resolved To Write Poetry

Being Dyslexic
He was teased by other kids,
Always called "retard."
Burning inside, he showed them!
-worked hard, achieved Honor Roll.

Walking through Auschwitz,
G.I.s said Never again!
-yet, many times since.

They marched with banners,
Yelling their protest slogan of peace
-"Hell No!-we won't go."

Puritan Forefathers
Vowed to build City on Hill
-hanged those thought witches.

He so loved the world,
To save it, endured the cross
-men gambled below.

Escaping famine,
They passed through Ellis Island
-to build better life.

Jack had foolproof plan,
To be a very rich man!
-sell Tofu coffee.

My wife told me once,
Eat only three plates per meal!
-New Year's resolution.

Copyright 2008

For One Single Impression :Resolve


Greyscale Territory said...

Love these historical perspectives mixed with personal resolves leading to achievements that may not reach the official historical roll!

And then there is the resolve to clip it all and brush it up for a poetic photoshoot! Love it!

WillThink4Wine said...

What amazes me Edward, is that while I often struggle to find inspiration you always seem to have so many perspectives. I laughed at your wife's resolve - only three plates per meal?

SandyCarlson said...

Those Puritans had their moments, to be sure! Not all good...

"He so loved the world" is quite a perspective.

Thanks, Edward.

zoya gautam said...

..these are wonderful reflections on the approach to and understanding of life..thanks for sharing these..
[plus the free gift of laughter that comes attached]..

MyBellavia said...

I appreciate all of these Edward. Like my sister WTFW, i see your many perspectives in all your work. You have a unique way of expressing yourself. I so enjoy reading your take each week.

These are all great. The first,
"being dyslexic", is superb!

kouji said...

never again was indeed uttered. and yet there has been so much related disappointment since, especially, it seems, recently.

thank you for these lines. :)

Quiet Paths said...

These are all so good and so varied! How do you resolve to come with so many? A man, a plan, a poem.

Sandy said...

Sounds like campaign promises! A great lot of haiku.

Deborah Godin said...

I always look forward to seeing what all you come up with - amazing mental dexterity!

Raven said...

Great collection. The 2nd and the last are my favorites.

anthonynorth said...

A marvellous collection there. So many perspectives.

Jim said...

Very nice, Edward. Especially nice for me because I can identify with every one of those.
Possibly I could except the next to last, I don't do tofu, but I know it some because my younger daughter does tofu. :-)
BTW, how many plates to you do in actuality? Sounds like a buffet to me.

gautami tripathy said...

You leave me speehless with these!



DeLi said...

i like the last part...the new years resolution :)

teric said...

I love the way you so succintly hit all the right subjects. I enjoyed them all!

tumblewords said...

Terrific selection, as always! Love the way your mind thinks around each nuance!

one more believer said...

thought provoking post of kuz and tanka..a tapistry of human resolve..

Patois said...

All well done and living me thinking. I did love the humor at the end. Leave 'em laughing!

karen crone said...

"he so loved the world" is my favorite. Thanks, Edward, for the sweet offerings.