Monthly Archives: April 2018

Poetry Is Not Free

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“I’ve given offense

by saying I’d as soon

write free verse

as play tennis

with the net down.”

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~ Robert Frost

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Elfje:

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sweet
perfect food
Great Creators gift
Nature provides the nectar
honey

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Haiku:

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weeds are but flowers
that cannot grow in a row
and not where wanted

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Poem:

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do I need an hour to be happy ? ? ?
are we the animal social ? ? ?
small talk and being chatty
a habit, a routine, devotional

using a libation to open up
inhibitions and morals erased
deluded to drink from the loving cup
dreams and thoughts that are not chaste

and then comes the morning after
do I remember being happy
tears of regret drown out the laughter
the mind stretched like pulled taffy

introduced to a new way of living
choosing to be happy all of the time
turned from self centered to giving
from the grandiose to the sublime

every day filled with laughter
a sober life is all that matters

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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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Go On Trying

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“Every poem I write

falls short

in some important way.

But I go on trying

to write

the one that won’t. ”

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― Dorianne Laux

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Elfje:

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flowers
attract butterflies
bees that sting
bugs wanting free lunch
hummingbirds that do not sing
magical

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Haiku:

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essence of being
natures miracle at work
air that supports life

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Poem:

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waking to a  beautiful morn
rejuvenated during the restful night
sunshine bright and warm
the sky resplendent at first light

another day to do God’s will
steward of nature, helper to others
the sun reflected in the flowering daffodil
dew drops sprinkled by the fairy godmother

love begins with a kindness
God, Nature, others and self
creating families that are priceless
all things protected by the garden elf

is there a rhyme , a reason for the season
what really transpired in the garden of Eden

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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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