Great Audiences

To have

great poets,

there must be

great audiences.

~ Walt Whitman

Elfje: Cinquain

switch to

stir, budge, sway

not a short dress



Tanka: , . , 5,7,5 . , . 7,7
resentment waiting

born of an expectation

alcoholics curse

acceptance is the answer

serenity is the goal

the happy sound of chatter and laughter
people and places which we should go after
life is too short to always be serious
honesty helps you to avoid the mysterious

the healthiest laugh is directed at ourselves
we must keep away from the howling wolves
easy to do when you love is unconditional
better yet always circumvent the political

the poem is stale, not enough exercise
the brain becomes mush when it begins to agonize
poet and poem cannot find a rhyme
all thoughts have been covered with a slime

looking for happy in all the wrong places
forgetting that all of the best gifts are God’s graces
just stop trying so hard
let go and let God, just ask the bard

back in the flow, a comfortable place to go
a little more practice and we’ll be on with the show
the poet sighs, the poem smiles
words that can stretch on for many miles

a comfortable seat, a pleasant view
doing the old tried and true, it doesn’t have to be new
the poet and poem are on a roll
the virtues of happiness to extol

time to take this thought to the end
time to find a real poem, not just pretend
ME and the Boss
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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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