New And Moving Truths

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“Verses which

do not teach men

new and moving truths

do not deserve

to be read.”

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~ Voltaire

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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deplete

use up

never save anything

waste not want not

exhausted

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Haiku:

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natures lessons learned

camouflage, speed  and  weapons

eat or be eaten

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Poem:

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can the man write if he has no talent
can the man sing if he has no song
did anyone notice that the church bells are silent
why does the news concentrate on the wrong

when Dr. Peale died so did positive thinking
the mega congregations reap their millions
the liberals give while the coffers are shrinking
who gave talking heads the right to opinions

the pendulum swings from side to side
the tolerant and the bigot argue their points
public sentiment goes along for the ride
reality and fantasy seek separate disjoints

will there ever be a middle of the road
can man find peace among the discord
will it be possible to have an equitable civil code
can we all agree on what to call our Lord

what would happen if we all knelt to pray
would the universe give us all the same karma
would we be required to put it in our dossier
can we measure up to the varied vara

think optimistic, be the solution, be perfect
the Great Creator has made no junk
surprise, don’t do what others expect
you may even make a pet out of a skunk

have faith
where would the world be without hope

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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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No Time

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“What is this life if, full of care,

We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs

And stare as long as sheep or cows…”

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~ W.H. Davies

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Elfje:          (Cinquain)

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time

moon cycles

hot and cold

days grow and wane

seasons

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Haiku:

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thunder and lightning

afternoon grows summer storms

doesn’t cool the air

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Poem:

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what value human emotions
many deeper than the oceans
where mental meets physical
what could be more paradoxical

avoiding the devils who cause angst
those whose cheer comes from the Bronx
seeking to hang out with the angels
like the rich who live down south in Naples                 (Florida that is)

let’s begin with the family who taught us
let’s hope they didn’t throw us under the bus
then there are those feelings for the opposite sex
for many it is gloom, doom and a terrible hex

should I laugh or should I cry
might I suffer from chronic dry eye
can I live a day without emotions
will my heart suffer a self induced implosion

what should I do if I cannot feel
my senses riding a big ferris wheel
no fear, my emotions and brain are on backwards
I’ve become an expert at cleaning up  afterwards

 

 

 

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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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