A Haiku, The Driftwood

We’ve had some severe rainfall the past few days. As a result, the river levels are pretty high. As I stared at the river, I got fixated on a nice piece of driftwood just flowing along the shoreline and watched it get caught up momentarily. I got thinking, “uh oh, end of your travels.”  TheContinue reading “A Haiku, The Driftwood”

A Haiku, The Fear

      I got thinking of the four-letter word that can dictate so much of our lives. It is an emotion within ourselves that is naturally occurring. It can be physical or mental.      In this haiku, I focused on the mental aspect of fear. If we let the fear consume our minds, our mental state beginsContinue reading “A Haiku, The Fear”

Blogging Anniversary!

I just got a notification that it is my one year blogging anniversary! Has it really been an entire year since I started blogging? That time has flown if that is the case. So with that, I’ll poke fun at myself by sharing a moment I got caught by my wife playing on a mini-excavator.Continue reading “Blogging Anniversary!”

A Haiku, The Dust Bowl

I recently watched a documentary on The Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. During this time, the nation was hit with economic hardship. It started with the stock market crash of 1929, and then severe droughts caused massive dust storms that choked the land in the early 1930s.Needless to say, I wrote a haiku aboutContinue reading “A Haiku, The Dust Bowl”

Some Quotes, Wants and Needs

I’ve been writing for this character in an upcoming novel. He is known as Mr. Pembrook. He is an older, mysterious omniscient introverted hermit of a man offering sage advice. Here are just a few quirky proclivities he exhibits:He walks through the woods to get back to his home, but a peculiar trait of hisContinue reading “Some Quotes, Wants and Needs”

Tragic Storm

Originally posted on Such Is Life:
Inky clouds veiled the night sky, filtering in Rain pelting on my porcelain skin Sounds of God’s bowling from up above A beautiful ballad to be sung Deafening roars tumbled around Then silence ascended, hearing no sounds Streaks of white flared the world alight Crackling loud, a magical sight…

A Haiku, The Wild Bears

So this haiku originated with a simple verse from a Winnie The Pooh jingle, “I’m so rumbly in my tumblyTime to munch an early luncheonhum da de dum dum.” It got me thinking about what bears will go through just for sustenance. With no reservations at all, they will swing their arms through swarms ofContinue reading “A Haiku, The Wild Bears”

A Haiku, The Thunder

Some thunderstorms passed through the area a day ago. For me, it was just distant thunder which was a welcome and quite relaxing sound. It got me thinking about how alluring the sound of thunder can be to a person. Then it got me thinking about the contrast of it all, what hides behind theContinue reading “A Haiku, The Thunder”

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 Winds

One cannot ignore the contrast in power that the wind possesses. One moment it offers soft breezes to guide life. The next moment it offers ferocious waves as tall as mountains capable of creating unfathomable destruction. Needless to say, I wrote a haiku about the wind! Soft winds carry lifeFerocious waves mountains tallHarness my powerContinue reading “A Haiku, The Winds”

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