The Originality


“Thank goodness

I was never

sent to school;

it would have

rubbed off some

of the originality.”


~ Beatrix Potter


Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable



not old

first time through

not a used thing



Lune:    5 / 3 / 5


an original


hopefully better




be happy you are you and not me
inside of others heads we cannot see
I am happy to be me and not you
then, neither of us would have a clue

let the children be children
their personality is already built in
let others be others if they must
it is only in God that we can trust

billions of souls every one of them unique
the fortunate survive to become an antique
just be glad that you are you
find the way, you may become a guru*


  • *guru   ” from Hindi and Punjabi, from Sanskrit guru
    ‘weighty, grave’ (compare with Latin gravis ),
    hence ‘elder, teacher’.”
    gu – one, an elder   ru – who shows the way, teacher


ME and the Boss








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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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