What Does It Mean

 

“all they want to do is tie

the poem to a chair with rope

and

torture a confession out of it.

They begin beating it with a hose

to find out what it really means.”

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― Billy Collins

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Elfje:

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possibly

the truth

the whole truth

lying cops a plea

confession

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Haiku:

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no silence in spring

natures chorus seeking mates

music to God’s ear

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Poem:

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motives; body, mind and soul

as mysterious as a black hole

our wants and needs mostly ego driven

justification by purposeful commission

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deep inside is it nurture or nature

character or appearance a portraiture

the sickest act like a magic chameleon

memory and events destined for oblivion

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those who can”t teach or become a politician

common sense does in no way improve cognition

the unethical shrink seeks a plausible explanation

the healthy see only the mentally deranged aberration

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the simple mind deduces that there is no rhyme or reason

so sad that politically incorrect could be construed as treason

history repeats and human nature again is wrong

what remains will be left to nature, the strong.

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ME and the Boss

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The Ancients

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“It has been said

by the ancients

that poetry is a

picture without form,

and painting is a

poem with form”

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– HuaI (Song Dynasty)

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Elfje:

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form

or function

words or shapes

art for arts sake

ancient

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Elfje   (Cinquain)

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gasp

can’t breathe

trying to survive

everything is black and white

nightmare

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Haiku:

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nature has her form

survival of the fittest

are we included

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Poem:

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flights of fantasy, daydreams

over and over the same unreal themes

the what if I were rich instead of beautiful

dancing, singing, the star of a musical

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no morbid thoughts to inspire a poem

wishing the reveries were to be an omen

castles in the air sparked by jealously

life’s decisions handled carelessly

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dreams, not goals, wasting life’s precious moment

my lethargy being my own worst opponent

move a muscle, change a thought

maybe today, maybe today,  I’ll hit the jackpot

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ME and the Boss

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