Poem – Tornado

A barren land,

left in your wake.

Lives and homes destroyed,

by the path that you take.

I thought I was taking a small break, but this tornado today has really bothered me so I had to write something about it.  Just seeing all the damage and destruction and hearing about all the lives lost has really put me at a loss.  My heart and my prayers go out to them and not only them, but all of those who have faced something like this.

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Haiku – Chill

What’s this, cool again?

Summer is ever so close

Winter’s grasp lingers

Cold morning again and a cool day as well.  I really can’t believe this is May already.  Where is the Spring?  Summer is getting close and we still really haven’t had a solid Spring.  Winter really is tough to kick this year.

Haiku – Sky Fire 6 (Re-Write)

Sunlight cascading,

fading, into nighttime’s grasp

Evening sky bleeds

After publishing this earlier today I realized two things, the last line had six syllables in it (evening is three not two) and I also wasn’t a big fan of the way I closed the original – Evening sky turns red.

I went ahead and made the changes and then published it the way I think it should have gone out, originally.  Us poets, so neurotic, we have to get it right.

Thank you for reading.  You are now free to move about the blog.

Here is the original Part 6: http://awrenfro.com/2013/02/25/haiku-sky-fire-6/

Haiku – Falling Raindrops

Tiny, small rain drops

Tumbling, falling from the sky

Cascading shower

Trees drip with water

Rain shower washing them clean

Nourishment for Spring

Clouds of ashen grey

Hold hostage the sun above

Release date, unknown

White bark on the tree

Rain, a river racing down

Forming small puddles

Do you Haiku?  If you do, maybe you could throw a few rain based Haiku my way.  Just drop them in the comment section below.

Haiku – Today’s Run – (1/7/2012)

The distance, easy

5 miles without stopping once,

on a cool grey day

Inspirational quote from Kara Goucher:

Progress is rarely a straight line. There are always bumps in the road, but you can make the choice to keep looking ahead. 

Find more at this link: http://www.runnersworld.com/

Haiku – Rescue

Please turn on the heat

I need a break from the cold

Summer rescue me

I know we don’t have it as bad down here in North Carolina as some others, but this deep freeze is tough on us.  We got hit with a combo yesterday, snow, sleet, and freezing rain.  The world looks like the top of a glazed doughnut outside – mmmm doughnuts – and it may not thaw much until tomorrow.   So how do you deal with the cold?  What gets you through it?

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