In Flowers





in flowers.”


~  Ralph Waldo Emerson


Elfje:            (Cinquain)



shadowy light

deep inner glow

filmy but subtly translucent



Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7


loved to distraction

awful close to smothering

you cannot own them

too jealous is a sickness

room to breathe does much better




act your age
I don’t know how
I’ve never been this age before
am I supposed to act like a bore

it is not an act, I think I am real
I know I am not a very big deal
I’m just glad to be little old me
a soul that is happy, joyous and free

getting old has not been fun
that and too many things left undone
will the circus ever come back to town
do you have to grow up if you are a clown

in the beginning the sun will rise
all of nature will look to the skies
when all is done the sun will set
each day a deadly game of roulette

today I’ll act the way I want to act
regardless of my age, and that is a fact



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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