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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.

A Justification

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“Poetry had always seemed

something I could turn to

in need – an emergency exit,

a lifebuoy, as well as

a justification.”

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~ John Fowles

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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justification

wrong explanation

building plausible excuses

legitimizing the illegitimate reason

alibi

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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flowers aroma

heady scent

draws pollinators

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Poem:

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stop it . . .turn off that damned TV
it was entertainment, now it’s propaganda
even football was reduced to a bended knee
aren’t you privy to the left wing memoranda

the Lone Ranger will never ride again
gone are Howdy Doody and Clarabell
no moral message, nothing but a brain drain
now, everything ends with a violent bombshell

we were warned by Orwell in 1984
social media has become our Big Brother
not an honest soul remains to keep score
time to pray for a fairy godmother

be a friend, have a friend, do something nice
good deeds travel fast with no purchase price

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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More Cleverly

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“Writing is learning

to say nothing,

more cleverly

each day.”

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~ William Allingham

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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innuendo

nasty insinuation

bearer of misinformation

who started the rumor

gossip

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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quick to parse your word

ever looking for excuse

to misinterpret

 

negative side of the coin

sabotaging the meaning

 

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Poem:

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had a wonderful dream
the start of my best poem yet
can’t remember shit

was it set beside a babbling stream
was it a place where we all met
thinking I’m going to throw a fit

was it to include a unique scheme
were you playing Russian roulette
time to sing john james jingleheimer schmidt

was I riding on a sunbeam
need to tie my brain to the ethernet
sorrow deserves another banana split

need to collect my thoughts on a particle beam
bad habit, old age, I forget
maybe tomorrow, I’ll remember shit

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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