Scarce Words


‘When words

are scarce

they are

seldom spent

in vain.”


~ William Shakespeare


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


not here

can’t be found

last time it was



Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

a nursery rhyme

Jack and Jill

a moral lesson                   (Worry about dying and you will  live a good life.)



the wind barely audible
the Creators design laudable

from the oceans waves capped in foam
to the mountains snow white dome
betwixed the plains where the antelope roam
perfect except where man calls home

ski slopes scarring the mountain sides
glass covered beaches brought in by the tides

miles and miles of roads paved with asphalt
winter snows melted with rock salt
cities built along the San Andreas fault
will burying of trash ever come to a halt

ugly graffiti covers the concrete jungle
rivers dammed, ecosystem ruined, just another bungle

what to do when there are no more forest to burn
or will the profit always be the major concern
man oh man, when will we learn
we know that Mother Nature will have Her turn


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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