The Use Of Words

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“One great

use of words

is to hide

our thoughts.”

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~ Voltaire

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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thoughts

mental images

actions and reactions

things I might do

visions

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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what I am saying

may not be what I’m thinking

if you only knew

beating around the big bush

intentionally deceived

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Poem:

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living a dream
merrily rowing upstream
living a fairytale
forever chasing the holy grail

perpetually stalking illusions
thinking about not growing old
“whatever” is my cup of tea
maybe it will be filled with fool’s gold

reality check
the spaceship has landed
could we be a smaller speck
let your imagination be expanded

knowing that our lives are but a blip in time
understanding that even the powerful made a very small dent
before they know it most have passed their prime
for some each day is one entire event

for the older souls time is but a blur
is evolution the path of least resistance
can or will a world peace ever occur
will there ever be a meaning to our existence

firstly, are we asking the right question
will there ever be a lasting impression
seeking the answers propels us forward
what is , is what a Higher Power has ordered

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ME and the Boss

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What Is Enough

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“...and then,

I have nature and art

and poetry,

and if that is

not enough,

what is enough?

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~ Vincent van Gogh

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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sufficient
plenty enough
more than adequate
a pretty decent amount
much

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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messages in words

poetry

rhyming melody

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Poem:   The Good King

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it was the angel’s only responsibility
the precocious child of nobility
to keep him safe and lead him to God
if only he were not the Devil’s lightning rod

good and evil, right and wrong
the angel sang her innocent song
the Devil’s beat, he called it rap
the lyrics were a devious trap

the boy an inculpable beholder                          (innocent bystander)
from his left shoulder to his right shoulder
the angel held by the devil’s mesmerizing sway
they danced and pranced the day away

the boy was confused, did just as he pleased
his young heart was unfairly squeezed
some deeds were nice, other acts were atrocious
to his peers he was truly ferocious

God witnessed the dance from His throne above
His message of balance in this world is love
the angel was enraptured by His heavenly glow
to the Devil he delivered a knockout blow

with the angels touch the lad was delivered from hell
the trumpet sounds were joined by the lofty church bell
looking up he saw a Good Orderly Direction
heart and soul his rule was guided by loving affection

the Devil came to and attacked the young lord
the angel stepped in, ever faithful to her word
heart and soul the now king was on the angels side
his faith in love was enough to reverse the tide

the good king’s new bride was the angel in disguise
they lived happily ever after which is no surprise

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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