No Wings


“The man

with no


has no



~ Muhammad Ali


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



red bird

mate for life

from here to there



Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
came to play baseball
World series in the fall
the best head to head

can’t bet against the money
big market teams advantage



remember the poem with the made up words
emulating e.e. cummings was so absurd
the story about the bird who thought he was bold
the real truth, whole truth, can now be told

the bird had wings but no imagination
we  think he was influenced by a strong libation
instead of thinking, he should have flew
that night he was the main ingredient in the stew

now he is part of a real poem with words that rhyme
and the star of a story that is true some of the time
poems that take readers to an imaginary paradise
desert first is peaches and cream with sugar and spice

poetry that puts the mind into motion
the sounds of waves on the shore of the ocean
poetic license to create something new
hopefully read by more than just you


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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