Monday, March 05, 2018

A Mother's Rebuke

How dare you! How dare you speak of my son and his courage! How dare you say his name in your hypocritical praise. You who used him and threw his life away. You who wanted to be a "war president" like it's some sort of sick game! A monster to end all monsters.

Blood for oil - just so long as it's your oil and not your blood. And with you, who knows, maybe even then. Calling his death noble is just your way of calling yourself noble for your wicked, wicked endeavors. You do not have permission to speak his name. You certainly don't have permission to speak of his death!

I don't ask you to repent. That's between you and your war god. God help you if you ever crawl out of that hole of yours. Because there's thousands upon thousands of screaming wailing voices waiting to be heard. I don't want to hear your bullshit. I want to hear you're sorry. That would be a start to honoring him.

Sunday, March 04, 2018

A Garden Of Words

We met in a Garden Of Words
From harbored shadows of our lives;
Dreams we'd dreamt alone
Sunbursting into life.

The universe our long lost home
And time a distant memory;
Navigating ancient stars
In fearless trajectory.

Sorrow shining in your eyes
Precious love lost at sea;
More certain than the daily sun:
Forever must you be!

Flowers of confusion grow
From tears of human pain;
Vandals pounding on the gate
Demanding we explain.

City sounds invade our space
But none of that is heard
Where cloud dwellers dream
And contented cats purr.

Blessed world awards itself
As sinking hearts fall hardened;
But our place is in the light
That streams into this Garden.

Now I live in a broken world
Cold and cruel with blame;
Speaking daily gibberish
No one knows my name.

From you I can not
Survive separation;
But don't see a way to
Make reparation.

In fear I ran away
From garden's heaven light;
Twisting in my mind
What is wrong and what is right.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tragic Frozen Tree

JG Tree

Tragic frozen tree,
Will bough break with heavy ice
Forgetting Spring's warmth?

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Condemned Man Walking


Condemned Man walking
Garden air heavy with grief;
Nature's assassin.

Journey's Abrupt End

Journey's abrupt end
Halfway between two temples;
His interest lost.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Snow-Footed Cat Stalks

Snow-footed cat stalks
Abandoned by winter birds;
Silence of despair

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Autumn Leaves Rustling

Autumn leaves rustling;
Conversations with the wind
That no one can hear

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sliding Shadows Creep


Sliding shadows creep;
Whispering ghosts retracing
Footprints in my head

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Angry Samurai

Angry samurai
- severed hearts absent haiku -
Chase leaves in the wind.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Spring Blossom Floats By

Spring blossom floats by;
Eyes peer over castle wall,
Poetry's prison.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Industrious Bird

Industrious bird
Returns to build his nest in
Bloodied battlefield.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Proud Wind Rippling Flags

Proud wind rippling flags,
Men poised taut beneath free sky,
Sweaty armor drips.


Click to watch samurai battles from my time

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Happy Songbirds Sing

pathwayHappy songbirds sing,
In frail sun I wait for love,
Light tilting away.

Outside Garden's Gate

Outside garden's gate,
Treasuring waiting wonders,
Blowing wind pauses.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Serenity Rocks

Zengarden3Serenity rocks
Silently ask of my dreams;
Shadows stuck in time.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Cherry Blossom Time

Cherry blossom time,
Deep in Yoshino Mountain,
To die among friends.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Rest Before Battle

Rest before battle,
Destiny's fate decided,
Silent clouds pass by.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mountain Haiku Dew

Streaming water sighs,
Impudent rock impedes flow!
But what right the stream?

Holy mountain top;
Distant pebbles shout silence;
Sapling sprouts unheard.

Misty cave darkness;
Stalactites lengthen at will;
Quakes sharply sever.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Winter's Heavy Snow

Winter's heavy snow
Tests the heart of bended branch,
Forever apart.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A Tormented Note

A tormented note
Dangles limply from my hand
Startled by the sky

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Spindly Leg Spider

Spindly leg spider
I blow gently from the path
Comes back to be squashed

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Jailed Man's Angry Voice

Jailed man's angry voice
Vainly shakes God's iron bars
While cell door unlocked

Friday, October 30, 2009

Broken Fence Still Down

Broken fence still down,
Twenty years ago, same way;
As this end of days?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Angry Artist Paints

Angry artist paints
Mona Lisa on the moon;
Humanity lost.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Mountain Winds Blow Cold

Mountain winds blow cold,
Frozen snow in midday sun,
Fingers touch the sky.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

War's death brings medals

War's death brings medals,
But the noble stand for peace,
Cross of dishonor.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Quivering Leaf

A quivering leaf
Fears the shaking of the branch
Hastening its fate.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Man's furious heart

Man's furious heart
Destroys poetry within;
Leaf falls unnoticed.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Leaves hate not the wind

Leaves hate not the wind;
Souls who contend with nature
Bring war to the world.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Toxic river flows

Toxic river flows;
But waiting for pure waters
Doth make me thirsty.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Solitary fish

Solitary fish;
Fleeing the fisherman's net;
Water cold and dark.