Meandering Creek (Haiku)

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Meandering creek

Whispers softly as it flows

Eternal journey


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


I Am Not A Wise Man

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I am not a wise man,

Questions–I have so many,

A seeker am I.

No–this is not a complaint.

My path is profoundly worn,

Worn by ancestors

All belonging to my tribe,

My brother humans.

Neither the first nor the last;

Others will travel this road

Leaving blood and sweat

As markers of their journey…

Of this I am sure.

I take solace in this fact

That I’ve not ventured alone.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


Modern Magellan

Modern Magellan,

O’ how I wish to explore

Beyond my country.

Sheltered by America,

I long to breach its borders.

There is so much more,

More than our brief history,

Our moment in time.

The lands of our ancestors

There–just a voyage away

…Maybe someday.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~


This Road

This road,




Devoid of footsteps.

I am a trailblazer,




I am a father,




I am a fighter,

A force of nature,

Brutal in defense of those I love,


I am kind,




I am living,

Doing the best I can,

Grateful for all I have,

Hopeful for all that I want,

This is the life journey I must walk alone.


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~

Dormant Hopes

Dormant hopes plow headlong into the day

Exposing what should have been embarked upon long ago.


Fear and trepidation are expelled by confident reserve

Earned through years and experience.


Age’s limitations are banished

Realizing that age holds no boundary on dreams.


To succumb would be to admit paralyzing defeat,

This would be unacceptable.


Imagined consequences only serve to inhibit

Stunting our ability to progress toward true destiny.


For there is no failure in the journey made

Only in never having made the journey


~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~