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, 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”

A Poem, To The Father, a Daughter

I will start off by saying I do not have a daughter. I have two young sons that I love very much. However, that does not mean that I do not think about what it would be like to have a daughter. I always try to daydream about the type of father I would beContinue reading “A Poem, To The Father, a Daughter”

A Haiku, The Wildflowers

Yesterday morning I was staring out my kitchen window and got fixated on vibrant colors poking out of the leaf-covered ground in the woods. I dismissed it for the time being but kept checking on the spot throughout the day. Later on in the day, I finally caved and took a walk to see whatContinue reading “A Haiku, The Wildflowers”

500 followers!

I got a notification this morning that I hit 500 followers! The support in the WP community has been out of this world!Hitting such a milestone, I figured it would be fun to continue with sharing some fun facts about myself. This time I’ll share 3 fun facts! In no particular order…. Fun Fact #1)Continue reading “500 followers!”

A Poem, The Ill-fated Astronaut

Dramatis Personae: A 40’s something astronaut and his escape pod, which is now his coffin of sorts.Setting: Deep space This poem follows the last few moments of an astronaut on an ill-fated space mission. Out of desperation, he rushed to an escape pod. Due to an explosion of the shuttle, the pod’s trajectory was thrownContinue reading “A Poem, The Ill-fated Astronaut”

A Haiku, The Sunrise

We had such a beautiful sunrise this morning. It always seems like, after bad storms pass through, we always get a beautiful sunrise the following day. So I wrote this haiku to encapsulate the experience. Nighttime surrendersVibrant light beams cut the darkSun blooms the new day Let me know what you think!Thanks for reading!Travis TravisContinue reading “A Haiku, The Sunrise”