The End of All

Contemplating fear, panic, and mass hysteria…   On the other hand…

   The End of All

Such hype and concern
The end of all but once more
The world did not burn

   -gl-

Poking fun at the end of the world…   Once more…   On the other hand…

The Sun Rises

Contemplating love, commitment, and fear…

   The Sun Rises

What is it you fear
The sun rises, then it sets
Lovers grow too near

   -gl-

From   –   Short Thoughts: A Book of Haiku   (aWIP)

Images Came in a Torrent

Courage is not the absence of fear…

Excerpted from   –   Images Came in a Torrent

…But the falling felt like forever so much time packed
Into scant seconds but that’s what she recalls
Maybe time just stopped

Then started again as tragic images came in a torrent
People were yelling and screaming for help above the din her
Thoughts turned toward those people and caring for the injured
Doing what she could for the moment

   -gl-

From   –   Bridges Don’t Fall Down: Stories from the I35W Bridge Collapse

Governor of Carlisle

Duty and the fight…

Excerpted from…   Governor of Carlisle

Robert the Elder and Lord of Annandale
Received the command
From Edward, King of England
To repulse the Scots.   And so he did when they assailed

The great castle at Carlisle
The two John Comyns
Earl of Buchan and the Lord of Badenoch

With six more earls brought
An army to those walls and tried to storm in
But the Elder with his men held tenaciously while…

   -gl-

From   –   Robert the Bruce: A Warrior’s King

But Sometimes

On the need for penance…

   But Sometimes

I know every day
What she means but sometimes I
But forget to say

   -gl-

A tribute to those in the doghouse…   My brethren…

Proud to Stand

Reveling in the glory of the moment…

   Proud to Stand

I have fought real men
And been proud to stand with them
Or against again

   -gl-

From   –   Straight Thru the Curves: A Book of Haiku   (WIP)

How Great the Pain

Contemplating pain, love, and commitment…

   How Great the Pain

She winces sleeping
Not knowing how great the pain
That leaves him weeping

   -gl-

From   –   Straight Thru the Curves: A Book of Haiku   (WIP)