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Shameless

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“Poets are

shameless

with their

experiences:

they exploit them.”

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~ Friedrich Nietzsche

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)    Classic: each word only one syllable.

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truth

no  lie

what it is

in real time, space

facts

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Haiku:     (5-7-5, nature and seasons the topic)

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cool mornings arrive

the sun warms the afternoon

spring in temperate zones

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Poem:

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The only truth we have
is the real life we have lived
life in Hebrew, haim, to the rav
from memory the past is derived

ego’s pride makes up the lies
the false life we wanted to live
trying to avoid the booby prize
avoiding effort we needed to give

was it real or was it a dream
times swift pace makes life a blur
layers of reality from a deep running stream
ambitions which events had us defer

Tomorrow, God granted,
will we live the truth
with real can we be contented
or must we seek the fountain of youth

don’t waste time waiting for the last dance
if you are given the chance
live a life that you want to be true
a life with no lies is easy to review

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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Nameless Graces

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“Music resembles poetry,

in each are nameless graces

which no methods teach,

and which a master hand

alone can reach.”

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― Alexander Pope

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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melodic

fingers dance

strings respond accordingly

tuned instrument, dynamic virtuoso

piano

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Haiku:

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sunrise muted haze

the master hand of nature

sunset brilliant blaze

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Poem:

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dimpled dancer Lilly
acting kind of silly
with talents endowed
excited the saloon crowd

ambition consumed her
practiced becoming a poseur
married to gain status
climbed upon the political apparatus

power became her passion
her persona she did refashion
she changed her name to Hillary
her soul bought by the big artillery

her ego convinced her she had won
she actually believed she was a nun
the electorate saw through her scam
she failed in their final exam

there is more yet to unfold
will the true story ever be told
has her foundation received its last donation
will what she deserves ever come to fruition

maybe she should just become Lilly again
and cease giving everyone a rectal pain
stop being the pot calling the kettle black
time to give Bill his deserved kickback

Gulliver struggled with the lilliputian
American’s their moral prostitution
how will democracy ever survive
surly it will not be by watching The Five

religious or not , say a prayer
hope will find a cure . . . somewhere

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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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