Haiku Review | The Sunshine Boy | a short film


The Challenge is to write a HAIKU REVIEW after watching the short film The Sunshine Boy . Feel free to write in Single – Couplet – Triplet Haiku Verses using 17 syllables per verse . Lines in 5-7-5 . Try to Review the short film below as close to your interpretation of what you viewed and how all your senses responded to it. Think of it as looking at a moveable painting.

If you decide to take on the HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE . Leave your Haiku in the Comment Section of this post on ‘the secret keeper’ . so others will be able to view what you have created. I will be posting my own HAIKU REVIEW just above the video of The Sunshine Boy.

If this film doesn’t inspire . don’t worry. A new short film will appear every Friday for you to try your skills at the WEEKLY HAIKU REVIEW CHALLENGE .

Here’s to engaging in the Haiku Review Challenge | Clinks & Cheers! – j.kiley

by j.kiley

Bullying rosebuds
Mother’s love not factual
Rage ends in shots fired

© j.kiley ‘17

Best Viewing Experience Open Video Full Screen

The Sunshine Boy | Naaman Azhari

Inspired by real events, the film explores a mother’s realisation behind her son’s psychological thoughts, moments before a tragic event.

Rating . . . PG-13 (Violence)
Genre . . . Drama . Action . Animation
Length . . . 3m 16s

Director . . . Naaman Azhari
Contact . . . naamafilms@gmail.com
Featured on Short Of The Week . . . shortoftheweek.com/2017/07/27/the-sunshine-boy/

Song Tribute | Forever Young

Forever Young | Alphaville | Lyrics

Those who died too young are too many. The ones I have felt their deaths so intensely I will share photographs. For the past several Saturdays I have been paying Tribute to some of those I miss. There are others who’s deaths . I will always remember them while they were alive.

This Tribute is for James Dean. The video for the song ‘I Still Cry’ by Isle Delange was made into a tribute for James Dean as well as for River Phoenix. It is the perfect Tribute Song.

It makes me sad missing James Dean and River Phoenix. I wasn’t even alive when James Dean died in a car crash . but I was in love with a woman Sculptor who was his doppelganger.
In her awakening my feelings for her . it reinforced how deeply I felt for James Dean.

Watching ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ makes me cry for James and Natalie Wood both. They all died too young. Too many died too young. Natalie Wood is for another day. Her story is involved in too much mystery . secrets and lies . dying in a way that terrified her in life . it is why it made no sense she died in water.

I suppose doing these tributes the past few weeks has been helpful. There are those few who effect my life profoundly. It is impossible to forget them and I choose not to. I don’t want to forget them. They are part of my emotional soul and always will be.

I do hope the songs are comforting for anyone who listens. – j.kiley ’17


I Still Cry | Isle Delange | Tribute for James Dean

High Beats Death

High Beats Death
by j.kiley

we should be
less afraid of the high
and more concerned
with the ones who die

free the opiates
turning flowers into powder
let the people smoke
it won’t kill them

take away the pills
make them all disappear
those who once died
would then still be here

© j.kiley ‘17
Rhyming Couplets

What is it about getting high that bothers the government or anyone else who has a problem with the idea. we need to turn off the legal-illegalness and drop prison’s threat. no one should be jailed for just wanting to have fun . to enter an altered state of consciousness . as a form of meditation . a great way to watch a film . look at art . just sitting quietly enjoying the state of being high. who decided one day it’s bad to get high. keep in mind I am not talking about alcohol. I am talking strictly about cannabis . in its various forms of intake. powdered opium should be made legal and those who use opiates in pill form would get help from a health care center to switch over to smoking the power or if possible vape opium through the idea of inhaling vapor instead of smoke. The high would be the same . maybe even more intense . but the important point to remember . those who use opium in powder form would never overdose. A person would get high and eventually be so relaxed they would fall asleep. It seems the sanest approach to overturning the deaths of people who use opiates in pill form. They should be removed from the market or so strictly contained no one could find them from a dealer or want to use the pill if they are offered the alternative of a safe way to use opiates in powder form as opium. The high would be safe.

I see no reason this could not be tried as an experiment. Health care officials would need to be part of the transition. Mental Health officials should also be available for counseling. The transition might be difficult for some. But if it is made legal and the pills were removed . being able to use opium in the place of the opiate pills might just be what will put an end to the deaths we continually hear about all too frequently.

Now it will be up to a government over the edge who would never go along with this idea . but maybe state by state we could find a way to use the rules for medical cannabis. If there are conditions where a person needs the opium to stay stable people should be able through a PCP (Primary Care Provider) fill out the same kind of forms for Medical Cannabis . and receive a license for powdered opium. If it keeps people alive . that makes it an emergency if this is the only way. People who need opiates could switch legally over to the use of opium and all would be resolved as long as everyone is given the opportunity to switch over to what won’t kill from the pills that do kill them.

I don’t think this is a crazy idea. As I don’t feel the government has a right to rule what we want to put in our own bodies. Getting High Should Be A Right . Not Something That Should Get You Arrested . Cause Anyone To Serve Time In A Cage . It’s Barbaric . Medieval . And The Government Needs To Stop Controlling The Part Of Our Lives That Should Be Ours To Govern For Ourselves.j.kiley ‘17

Song Tribute | I Still Cry

I Still Cry | Tribute to River Phoenix

This song and the video illustrates the life of the young actor River Phoenix. It gives me the chills to see him in relation to this song. He did grew into a fine actor but he died too young. Locked in time . Forever Young

River was so sensitive . he didn’t need to die . an actor the night before was extremely critical with him . it disturbed terribly . he was dead from an overdose less than 24 hours later . he loved and respected animal rights . the environment . and he would have developed into one of our greatest actors . I do seriously believe this .

I still miss him . it’s impossible to not think of him and feel his presence when the sound of this song hits my emotions . I wanted you to see some photographs as he was in life .

I include a signed message from River Phoenix . River will be forever young . Watch the video for I Still Cry . it makes me cry every time I watch it . It has been awhile since I last took a look . it still carries deep emotions for me. – j.kiley

I Still Cry
Ilse Delange

I`m making flowers out of paper
While darkness takes the afternoon
I know that they won`t last forever
But real ones fade away to soon

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

It`s just that I recall September
It`s just that I still hear your song
It`s just I can`t seem to remember
Forever more those days are gone

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

I still cry sometimes when I remember you
I still cry sometimes when I hear your name
I said goodbye and I know you`re alright now
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry
But when the leaves start falling down I still cry

Written by Julie Anne Miller

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“Sometimes it’s too difficult to let go. I just like to remember River Being Here .”

– j.kiley ’17
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Song Tribute | Stand By Me

Stand By Me | Ben E. King

The theme song for the 1986 Rob Reiner film “Stand By Me” with River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, Corey Feldman & Jerry O’Connell. Based on the short story by Stephen King. The song “Stand By Me” was originally released in 1961 but became a hit again in 1986.

This song and film introduced me to the young actor River Phoenix. It gives me the chills to see him in relation to this song and film. He grew into a fine actor but then he was so sensitive and died too young . Locked in time . Forever Young . If you want to see the younger River Phoenix in the adaptation of the Stephen King novel ‘Stand By Me’ . I highly recommend it . A story unlike anything you are familiar with in relation to hearing the author’s name of Stephen King. He is usually horror or close to it as one can be. In ‘Stand By Me’ his writing is sensitive and about the growing up of young teenagers looking for adventure and finding more out than they surely wanted to find. All of the young performances were excellent including of course that of River Phoenix. – j.kiley ’17

Goodbye My Friend | James Blunt

Song Tribute | Chris Cornell | Sunshower

Chris Cornell Photos | Singing ‘Sunshower’

by j.kiley

The Truest Fan
Feelings Broken
For Only Just Finding You
You possess
A Beautiful Power
A Haunting Voice
It Tears through my Soul

Hope you find Paradise
Divine Sweet Poet
Deep inside you
The Rock Legend
Whose Presence Passes
Like Melting Energy
Inside the Spirit

Your Voice
Touched by Angels
The Deepest Lyrics
By The Muse
Your Musical Gift
Shared with the World

More people are touched
By you than Imagined

My Heart
Hearing your Voice
Singing ‘The Promise’
You have left Too Soon

Yearning for You
But you’re gone
Your Gift
Giving to Souls
Who just listen
RIP Sweet Poet

© j.kiley ’17
Free Verse

Chris Cornell RIP