By The Throat


is a way

of taking


by the throat.”

Robert Frost

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


be still
don’t sweat it
tame the will side


Senryu: 5, 7, 5, with people and there emotions as a subject


enjoy the feeling

from head to toe love tingles

feel it every day





as soothing as a kittens purr
the good things in life that we prefer
memories that have become a blur

those souls we loved so dearly
moments that helped us see life clearly
from a heart that pined sincerely

one more regret, just another elegy
the fortunate who have experienced pure ecstasy
for the too many who have thrived on therapy

it is all about life and its ups and downs
for those who reside in hallowed grounds
senses moved by bucolic smells and sounds

not the past or the future, live in the now
don’t hang your cradle from a broken bough
expand today, as much as the imagination will allow

be the person God wants you to be
the one whose soul is serene and free


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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