Haiku, Senryu, Free Verse

© 2017 Glenn E. Addison

imagine order

to create forth unity

violent descent

malnourish motion

the vulnerable error

see pardon restore

hurt and loneliness

sit with bad sad love feeling

often sub anger

my reality

flows from one to the next one


shroud protection

walls of trust swollen

pyramidal fall

mini seventies

short forty-two years ago

big big impression

one dollar an hour

was taken away from six

so gangrene rotten

human who am i

here identification

if i think exist

often prescribed

compliance gathered

disabling process

shallow river sit

riveted line embankment

is deeper than now

narrow needle eye

walking through forty yards

big big opening

spring salad with egg

olive oil with vinegar

herbs cover new shoots

light gentle breeze

moderate temperature

sun burns skin red

lookout credit park

jam five cash in slot slide card


calm new home cycle

embodiment of wisdom

screaming lasting peace


four ounce yogurt cup

a tablespoon chia seeds

plastic spoon delight

bowl of black bean soup

onion garlic cayenne spice

parsley chicken broth

spring salad with egg

olive oil with vinegar

herbs cover new shoots

Popeye approved

lemon juice pepper butter

box chopped spinach

a vegetable

buttery asparagus

delicate soothing

lime jello with pears

cherry jello mandarin

orange fruit cocktail

smell french bread baking

is pleasing to the ether

crispy crust butter


human who am i

here identification

if i think exist

address unknown here

identification card


drivers license card

may not carry document

walking good long path

passport left behind

secure wandering travel

discover homeland

money gone sidewalk

cash given corner away

empty pocket now

credit cards on way

to sea via sewer drain

simple cut sound flow

phone walked away

disturbing calls at long bay

smart move i would say

box of possessions

curious as the dickens

admittance papers

hospital observes

three days curious about

note diagnosis

pills for apartment

must take to stay food service

wide slick tire table

values play moment

taken away by potent

zyprexa dissolve

often prescribed

compliance gathered

disabling process

eleven slow years

heavy reclamation start

upon revision


imagine order

to create forth unity

violent descent

bluff road center line

rock fall near asphalt pavement

one cross golden crown

storytelling is

a unifying process

fragmented astride

plain white line runway

flying touch from the wind storm

land force impact flight

holistic medic

reassembling bones afar

splintering stories

watch water line rise

waves splash against ships split hull

sacred royal coin

trust one path forking

all told whole truth suffering

uneven sin rules


hurt and loneliness

sit with bad sad love feeling

often sub anger

fear of loss of love

rejection looming afront

then addictions take

protected passage

harsh world of anguish despair

be alive on earth

alcohol drugs porn

caffeine cigarettes working

sugar fat salt food

a soda active

overspending cold terror

home asphalt highway

be in love on earth

by swaying path regarding

smell taste hear see touch

invite good come back

candle is burning for you

saunter with new feel


submission to weigh

read write meditate decide

avoid faint black out


all around inner time life

connecting far near

sit with knowledge wise

sift sort hurting professing

calm embodiment

sacrifice selfless

search find do right what i see

learned passage rock

set the stage in place

catalytic house forming

bear provoking rod

switch change realign

trigger the storm engulfing

keep moving slalom

success a knowing

a marker in time for time

broaden speak of road


my reality

flows from one to the next one


fortune this one now

but wait the next one lately

good move as i watch

or listen stream of

pen disc box ball televise

search sort meander

wait feel breathe cup hold

light folder pad tree light

picture guitar stretch

booking rack knee fit

table high write cushion

heaters shade stand pale

laminate coating

three prong electric zip pouch

kiln kit bowl roaster

boot sector shelve clip

sweat silver black two feet out

print wash dry blue slow

locks on the panes key

color canvas stable slab

cinder block pavement


falling pattern low

tribesman flow relegated

time past alternate

cartooning rights now

satire lampooning takeoff


caricature same

drunken farcical precept

ridiculous mat

safety in numbers

trumpets marching call orders

interstate pileup

feigned posturing

innocent demeanor cloak


injunctive relief

retardation solution


resurgent motion

quantum angle film cohort

study the pavement

delve deeply arouse

nurture reform cite canvas

grow exponential


foundational post

bolted to ground wooden might

solid sturdy blight

china plate candle

santa claus presents red bow

throw tree ornaments

bereavement then grief

biopsychosocial effects

life speculation

speedy position

one foolhardy enemy

looks deceivingly

study station course

draw inference set point texts

swim hard ride fast go

recover sketch pads

unwind rest go softly breathe

stop turn deep fathom


slowing thought and act

deeper reflective nurture

grow perturbations

revise new course resetting

equilibrium motion

Free Verse

dark clouds bring purple ocean going rain

legs hike cross grass

women moving mountains

ideas camped in the shadow of the rainbow

blue eyes claw from beet roots

blond kingdom grass pillars

sandy visual defence system

black night

ghostly stick swirls

ghastly stars fading out

brewing under a half moon

fog rising

blind as a bat

scares away the crows

black cat recoils

pumpkin flavored stars

pirating patches

washing away cobwebs

they call her the black widow

skeleton oil flows

dark mind candy

wired veins pulsing blood

savage intensity

brutal recovery

masking hurt

costuming rejection

draculian cold depression

creating a Frankenstonian legacy

coffee first and last

© 2018 Glenn E. Addison

church given guided

legislative rule engine

judicial police

contradicting mass

general protection fault

the analytics

the general rule

regulate thought behavior

public private wreck

pretending to be

innocent is an offense

turn yourself in soon

the whole story is

about recovering truth

love grace intercede

permanent gossip

power machine accounting

people hold secret

wrong applications

whole due process disbarment

relative defeat

justice obstruction

relationship hindering

holistic regard

release free race class

do no harm job house report




expressing their discontent

for dignities sake

worthy of honor

the fallen broken hopeless

our constitution

claim liberty lost

tired poor homeless masses

our citizenship

expert commandeered

communal inheritance

a reservation


next fold twist new turn

advance experience up

never done before

propel thought lifting

outcome elevated loft

simple path travel


our falling in love

yields dopamine rush

a chemical emotion

hormonal release

oxytocin addiction

feel good chemicals

relate commotion

parental guided mishaps

civil uprising


focus chakra in

cultivate essence reserve

exchange energy

dopamine excrete

hormonal memory aid

oxytocin blend


not to harm not speak falsely

not steal not toxins


endings old is gone

fat old wrinkled sunburned

corpse pose raise new sprouts

training swim barre kick

yoga walk jogging tennis

boot camp medicine

healing runaways

creative minds see art ring

shots inject overmed

treat mental weight lift

rush in missteps found

drop speck eye monsters

awareness muscle

like water energy grasp

heat centered balance


physical thought rides throughout the body

mental emotion to the far edges of space

quantum ovals intersect link and revolve

memory resident predispositions propense

a thing does not exist without other things

immense fulcrum of motion driving home

living beings likewise do not exist on their own

limited control of oneself is the way of nature

fixations on acquisitions, achievements

beliefs and relationships defy transience

suffering desire whether get or not get

cultivate moment relinquish clutching

melting attachments spinal integrity

flying flow curling length on ice

resort upward all upheaval tariff

granting chaos before the creation


back on my feet lilting

score to year response time

color throughout

swaying in a tilting swirl

seconds pass each dime

folds cutout from story time


sphere of ghostly men

guard liberty protection



loop merge key road turns

into a tree stop impale

canoe mud river

horseradish caution

yellow pinkish black splatter

drip fling cave to vex

pale white yellow tee

deep ocean baby blue shelf

orange navy red

masked edge inch wash

mark cell ultramarine lines

smudged palette too weak


minority group

community fellowship


movement quality

own peculiar property


feel human nature

acting thinking property



life liberty property

happi due process


Not real meta thought

Relinquish differential

Achieve acceptance

meaning innocent

sentence bends twists or reveals

word connotations

Want current placement

High availability



morose sullen struggle clear

hitless winless view

musingly wistful

pain past here future unknown

temperature changes

predatory bills

ruthless long term restraint garb

shed to hold your heart


my week

down tunnel degrade

back a loss disposition

bright bright sunny day


word jumble jungle

is therapeutic story

ponderings refer


circles against time

fountains flow transparently

disparate whirlpools


worthy detriment

exhaustion from exertion



mountain climber pike

low participation

quadratus seizure


winning warm up walk

protect and loosen muscle

competitive grief


character placed

at the end of a bad week

inherent wisdom

bright bright sunny day

a clarity song

a sailing nautically

weather video


views from deck

fishy river smell

ducks sound off tree water line

smelling picture song

a diamond blue crate

tin roof barn farm truck power

north and south stars roar


The rhyme of words connect

The succinct metaphor

The rhyme has an effect

The source and creditor

One off references abound

While barely making a sound

Seven references resound

A circular British pound

All sense is lost

Like hot tea frost

Cleanse the palate

Vote the ballot

A clarity song

Will not be too long

Gust from a strong gale

Water in the sail

Sensing fate

Portend date

Sooner then later

Advise the waiter

Follow one path

Then do the math

Foist upon the edge overlooking

Turn away running and twisting

Recheck the mistaken booking

For just the start of resisting


Plant one foot under way

Raise right put up one day

Understand the jungle

All the animals here

Grazing melody noise

Thinking discover poise

Understand the jungle

All the animals here

Robert Plant would tour the beast

Grow stairway from the least

Understand the jungle

All the animals here



counselor meeting

cancelled for first time ever

unnerving event

was told i was late

i was not and can prove it

don’t have proof with me

buy suntan lotion

use library computer

register tennis

security guard

passes by several times

why repeatedly?

walking down the street

disabled monster omen

prophetic image

virginia cop

passively sits across street

impending concern

bag clothes for goodwill

say hello to passerby

she turns head away

i drop off thousand

dollars clothes at the goodwill

go to park at church

wrestle prayer bench

two hour yoga fit session

did not fit wheelchair

ambulance called

water evacuated

medical urgent



security pass

a monster precipitate

a goodwill potion

insulting message

you can not clean well cleanse now

use counterclockwise

“one flew over the

cuckoo’s nest” must move fountain

wrench remove plaster

mirror down look up

many pieces broken in bath

reflections shattered

tossed wire lamp shade

kicked artificial bulb

thought not the power

intrusive tracking

planted heel in monitor

board sent dart message

starring in a film

“setting the river on fire”

no cameras clothes

it is the problem

it must be the solution

loincloth rubber band

shear the long blond hair

gather aviation grade

sheet metal clippers

mixed martial arts

protection intensified

alert the police

road to pinnacle

a running demonstration

twelve miles long barefoot

slowly in pursuit

blue lights on, retracting course

veer south into brush

down the slope through the

trees branches sticks grass mud rocks

into the river

reverse pushup hold

kicking and splashing in pool

officer arrives

supremely synced feel

metaphorical thinking

made each take on cue

knee step to bumper

sullivan county police

called ambulance

triangular space

zone screaming thoughts protective

cocoon of silence

glorious matter

when everything makes sense

natural disease

shaming nature born

disease location symptoms

feed the flowing line


hospital shower

plastic curtain on toilet

nurses uncover



state of change for the better

stay with pain unease

hesitant to love

relationship woe

both hands hold your heart

twitching left leg jerk

meditative convulsion

hours dance away warm

twitch neck head vibrates

unnervingly normal now

energy release

satisfied with the

slightest gratitude wholly

emotional thanks


compassionately reply

agreeable fight

avoiding the most

important items pervades

lifetimes will catch up

disdainful contempt

a friendly disposition

a glaring dislike

stubborn unyielding

from perverse to resolute

sharp fulcrum edge

resentful insult

indignant wrong injury

unjust accusation

attentive person

mindful observant process

destructive service

absorbed attention

constant recovery motion

balanced teeter


last minute arrive

play write story of my life

sing a song sadly

haiku senryu

free verse writing composite

missing element