When

“I sometimes think

you despise poetry,’

said Phineas.

‘When it is false I do.

The difficulty is to know

when it is false

and when it is true.”

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― Anthony Trollope

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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question

definitive answer

true or false

throw in monkey wrench

maybe

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Haiku:

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question the weather

nature appears as the truth

man can only guess

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Poem

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incessantly the waves throb

the breeze constant and prevailing

swimmers heads sway and bob

mind and body want to go sailing

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beaches sought to enhance the pleasure

some seek to see, some go to be seen

experiences sought to forever measure

fertile gardens of love for the growing teen

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cotton candy and salt water taffy

boardwalks that arouse all of the senses

only the crazy cannot be happy

even the bashful start acting pretentious.

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oh so quickly summer comes to an end

the crowds and the vendors have had their season

what stays open the locals recommend

their favorite time of the year, they have a reason

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some enjoy the heat, the crowds, the excitement and joy

others the fall, while the water is still warm,

some winter or spring their time to enjoy

they know the shore is the best place to experience a storm

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the beach, the shore, sand and sunburns

memories of family and friends forever

where many of life’s lessons one first learns

thanks Mother Nature for the memories to treasure.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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breathe

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“breathe in

experience

breathe out

poetry”

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― Muriel Rukeyser

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Elfje:     (Cinquain)

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art

song, dance

whats your choice

hearts beating with joy

pleasure

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Haiku:

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spirit of all things

ethereal nature moves

the sound of silence

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Poem:

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she shouted from the other room

something about a flower in bloom

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I turned on my selective hearing

my thoughts turned to disappearing

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her insistence sounded like a request

or maybe a very small order at best

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obviously my turn, should I answer

I felt I was being treated like a gandy dancer

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another yelp and the tone became stern

just go on, do it, her affections to earn

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I go before the queen, who gave me audience

years and tears have given me sapience

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a man should know that a happy wife

gives him a very happy life . . .

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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