Category Archives: Poem

Shining for each other

Shining for each other

All sorts of things can separate us from each other. Here’s to finding ways to bridge divides and build relationships. Together we shine brighter and better.

I shine for you
The stars
so far
than you
to me.
I wish
a wish
could bring
you close
but that
is not
to be.
So I
will hold
the hope
and wait
for you
to see
I’m shining
to show
I know
that we
will someday
Rob Hueniken

The leaf is proud when it does fall

While it is still summer and the leaves are green, I thought I would present a poem I wrote about The Leaf. It is a testament to the life span of leaves, and their group contribution to the success of the tree.

In many ways we are each a leaf of the tree of life and community.




The Leaf

Brown and wrinkled on the ground
The leaf is near its cycle round.
From spry, young bud it grew and spread
To fall down here and become dead.
But it was once a flag of spring
Harkening what life will bring.
And in the summer it did grow
Its shared green power it did show.
And in the autumn with dimming sun
It glowed in knowing what it’d done.
The tree was bigger, stronger, tall.
The leaf is proud when it does fall.

By Rob Hueniken


First published: Aug 31, 2009 @ 17:05
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Waiting Long – a poem for moving on

I recently attended a party held outdoors in farming country. Near the road was an old piece of farm machinery, slowly rusting. I wrote this poem for what is past and unchangeable: Waiting long: For men to bind me to their task. For sun and wind and dirt and grass. For purposed motion past that… Continue Reading

What About a Moment?

The sky is amazing. Trees are amazing. Animals are amazing. And we get to experience them. Life is amazing. Love is amazing. People are, well, fascinating, and it’s amazing that we can get along. And we get to experience them. That there is any world here to experience is amazing. Believe in God or not.… Continue Reading

A Poem for Raking Leaves

My Twitter friend, Mike Todd (miketodd07), was out raking today, and sent this tweet: Raking leaves in the sunshine, listening to Owl City on the iPod, thinking about poetry. So I wrote this poem on Twitter: Leaves & sun, together, sounding crisp & smelling soft, like earth and summer memories, fallen but still remaining and… Continue Reading

Poem – No Power Tonight

Here is my poem from the 2008 Waterloo writers’ anthology, “Words from Here”, ISBN 978-0-9682520-1-7. It speaks to the surprising situation and feelings one can have about our busy world when we are forced to experience a time without power at night. This poem might inspire further thoughts about how we spend our time, and… Continue Reading