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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.

Step Into It

“What else is a poem about?
The rhythm and the images

buried in the language.
All the ways you can build
an emotion with words,
but you can’t just write
‘I feel sad.’ I mean, you can,
but it’s not poetry…
I think it has to be experienced
instead of studied.
You step into it.”
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~ Garret Freymann-Weyr

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Elfje: Cinquain Classic: each word only one syllable.
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feel
heart felt
brings a smile
have tears of joy
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Haiku:
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the rainy season
humidity and heat rise
things grow fast and green
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Poem:
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I can hear God laughing now
to my plans I want to apply
even when my motives are the very best
my God loves to put me to the test

go with the flow, accept the outcome
no harm in dreaming of being a beach bum
a spiritual aim to do the next right thing
but never stop trying for the golden ring

living a life that is free of stress
every once in a while just say yes
no one needs to be right all of the time
being nice is not a crime

remember that happiness is a free attitude
easily achieved with a small dose of gratitude

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ME and the Boss
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http://ME and the Boss Recovery

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http://ME and the Boss
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Uncertainties

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“the poem doesn’t have stanzas,
it has a body,
the poem doesn’t have lines,
it has blood,
the poem is not

written with letters,
it’s written with grains of sand
and kisses,

petals and moments,
shouts and uncertainties.”

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― José Luís Peixoto,

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Elfje: Cinquain
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yell

make noise

raise the voice

break the ear drums

shout
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Tanka: 5 x 7 x 5 7 x 7
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polite gentleman

considerate of others

always invited
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welcomed into the best homes

great company to entertain

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Poem:
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everything before me always carried the label “More”
there was never enough of what I ask for
I was never ever happy with just one
no patience to hang in there for the long run

the on off switch in the brain is broken
one donut becomes a bakers dozen
one little lie becomes a whales tale
just mix it all together, voilà, my favorite cocktail

an addictive personality lives in the negative
for no apparent reason they tend to be argumentative
a best friend can get it for you wholesale
another cigarette, just another coffin nail

alcohol, nicotine, chocolate, it is not what you choose
for the addictive personality it is how you abuse
change the mood, bury the feelings
ignoring God’s graces and His blessings

for the fortunate there is recovery
it begins and ends with self-discovery
dependence upon a Higher Power is necessary
working with others you become the beneficiary

the winners are willing to surrender
never wanting to forget their last bender
sanity achieved by the steps they climb
enjoying life one day at a time
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ME and The Boss
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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

https://meandtheboss.com/
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