Reeling from Turmoil (Tanka)

Reeling from turmoil

A whirlwind of a day

I’m dazed and confused

So much in so little time

Its time to relax and breathe.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


A Hummingbird’s Wings (Haiku)

A hummingbird’s wings
Fast as the fleeting moment
Never to return

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~




This country

Spiraling down

Grand Experiment

Being stretched very thin

Perhaps it has run its course

Government is broken

Diplomacy dead

General angst

Future bleak

What next



~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


To Protect And Server

To protect and serve

Whole communities in fear

Race should not matter

But it does and always has

More so in this day and age

Policing has changed

More vicious, less tolerant

They’re militarized

Controlling people by fear

Instead of using respect

When did this happen

Jackboots on the peoples necks

Tanks in city streets

Science fiction is now real

Welcome to the brave new world


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Patter Of Fall Rain (Tanka)

Patter of fall rain
Hypnotic in its rhythm
Lulling me to sleep
Warm and dry in my slumber
My soul is truly at peace

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Do We Expect

Do we expect the Divine to give without us giving back?
Do we expect to receive all the good this world has to offer without offering it back?
Life is not a one way street of take, take, take.
We are here to give unto others with no expectation of repayment.
This is what living is all about.

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

What’s My Lineage (Tanka)

What’s my lineage

Whose blood courses through my veins

It’s not important

In the end I am human

And that is all that matters


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Blown Dandelions (Haiku)

Blown dandelions

Scatter their seeds to the wind

Populating earth


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Is It Hope Or Foolishness

Is it hope or foolishness,

Games of chance,

One more turn of the card,

The next pull of the one armed bandit

Hit me,

Come on–triple sevens,

Changing life forever.

More often than not

The wallet ends lighter,

The heart weeps louder,

The mind is more full of regret,

Maybe next time…



~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


A Story Calls Me (Tanka)

A story calls me
Begging to be written down
Fragments of a tale
Perhaps one day it will meld
Into a true masterpiece

~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


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