Poetry Cleanses


When power leads man

toward arrogance,

poetry reminds him of his limitations.

When power narrows the area

of man’s concern,

poetry reminds him of the richness

and diversity of existence.

When power corrupts,

poetry cleanses.


~ John F. Kennedy



Elfje:         (Cinquain)



uniquely different

going it alone

north, east, south, west





creators teaching

nature at her springtime best

all moral lessons




nag, nag, nag, nag
do this, do that, do something
she gave new meaning to the coefficient of drag
her constant scow was scary disgusting

lip service she gave to gratitude
she prided herself on being really tough
through backward glasses the world she viewed
enough was never ever enough

she gave, only as much as it would please her
bad attitudes were someone else’s fault
manners when it suited, otherwise, just defer
forgiveness was given with a grain of salt

behind her back, others gave pity
her friends she could control
to her a cold shoulder was propinquity
her escape was down the rabbit hole

she outlived them one and all
because she nagged each of them to death
she anointed herself the queen of her ball
and smiled as she gave a command with her last breath



ME and the Boss











About merb010

Spring Hill, FL, United States Two nice old folks just hanging out, not hurting a bug or anything larger. The years have been kind to us and we now we are enjoying our golden years reading and writing. We are grateful for the God given talents that we now use to help others. View all posts by merb010

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