600 Followers!

I hit 600 followers yesterday! Staying true to my previous follower achievement posts, I will share another fun fact about myself…okay, maybe two fun facts. Fun fact: The first book I ever read was Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. I was in fourth grade. I brought it home from the school library andContinue reading “600 Followers!”

A Haiku, The Still Flower

It’s been a very long time since I’ve done one of these. Here goes nothing! Winds unbridled roar, Calm is the storm in the eye The flower sits still Let me know what you think!Thanks for reading!Travis Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved

A Poem, Together

This poem depicts the need of having someone to help fight your battles. Someone who can pick you up when you fall. It’s always good to have that type of support to lean on when faced with such tribulations. We all need that “rock” in our lives, so in short, this poem was written asContinue reading “A Poem, Together”

A Haiku, The Deep Blue Ocean

I have no idea how I’ve gone this long without writing a haiku about the ocean. I can recall reading an article last year that said 80% of the ocean is still unexplored. I can only imagine the secrets that are yet to be discovered.Anyway, here is a haiku about the ocean! Your deep blueContinue reading “A Haiku, The Deep Blue Ocean”

A Haiku, The Night

I was cutting my grass last night as darkness fell. The headlights for the tractor definitely served the purpose—one thing I noticed cutting my grass at night was the reflection of eyes staring back at me in the night. It got me thinking about how I wrote a haiku for the vibrant lives basking inContinue reading “A Haiku, The Night”

A Haiku, The Calm Waters

Your calm waters may be visited by disruptions, but rest assure they will return to calm. I came up with this haiku to encapsulate the moment… Rock disturbs watersThe calm waters shall returnLook past the turmoil Let me know what you think!Thanks for reading!Travis Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved

A Poem, Almost Love

I wrote this poem a few years ago, and it chronicles the emotions that one feels when you are with someone that you know is not good for you, but you keep going back despite knowing it is going to end at some point. Your taste and touch still linger in my mindWhy did weContinue reading “A Poem, Almost Love”

A Poem, Human

I always found the topics of A.I. and robots so intriguing. What really grabs my attention is how aggressively we try to advance with this sort of thing. I love the ambitious nature of it all but rushing ahead leads to ignorance and mistakes. I can’t help but think of a quote from Dr. IanContinue reading “A Poem, Human”

A Poem, The Exiled

Dramatis Personae: An independent thinker in an unapproving world.Setting: A courtroom of a totalitarian society. Your punishment for not falling in line will be swiftYou have chosen a path of disobedience of authorityYour philosophy has broken our world, causing a riftSo now your fate has been decided by this majorityThe only wrong I’ve done was speakContinue reading “A Poem, The Exiled”

A Haiku, Bar Stool

This haiku is a little different than what I have shared in the past. It focuses on the sobriety of a troubled character in my upcoming novel. Jacob Riley carries a moniker that no one would be proud of that being the town drunk. He knows people laugh at him and talk about him soContinue reading “A Haiku, Bar Stool”

A Poem, Pandora’s Box

A little Greek Mythology anyone?How about Pandora’s box? I can remember learning about the Greek myth of Pandora’s box back in high school and thinking, “Wow, what an interesting myth.”Long story short, Pandora was sculpted from clay by the Greek God Hephaestus and was purposely given deceitful gifts by the Gods to punish mankind. SheContinue reading “A Poem, Pandora’s Box”

A Haiku, The Moon

I recently did a haiku on the sun, so I figured it was only right to do one on the moon as well. I snapped this picture last night of the moon shining so brightly. It was as if it were trying to remind us all of its purpose and existence. IlluminationGravitating tug of warTemperContinue reading “A Haiku, The Moon”

A Haiku, Life Renewed

I am now on a kick of spring haikus; I can’t help it. Here is another spring-related haiku that came to mind this morning. Nature’s ebb and flowSong birds wake the dormant lifeLife on Earth renewed Let me know what you think!Thanks for reading!Travis Travis J. McRoy 2021 All Rights Reserved

A Haiku, The Deer

This morning I was looking out the front windows of my house, watching the deer pass through. It is always something interesting to watch. The doe looks around and remains ever vigilant when the fawns break out into playful fits. When their hooves hit the dirt road that borders my property, their interest changed. TheyContinue reading “A Haiku, The Deer”