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Speak Wildly

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“The poet knows

that he speaks

adequately,

then, only when

he speaks somewhat

wildly.”

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― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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illusion

minds eye

what could be

listening to the silence

imagination

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Haiku:

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gurgling fountains

pond covered with lily pads

croaking frogs chime in

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Poem:
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why argue,
does anyone remember
how to have a discussion,
debate has become a monologue

arbitration skills long forgotten
ignorance leads to a temper shorten
does he who yells the loudest win
isn’t anger and rage a deadly sin

is it the ego that says we can’t be wrong
is it the will that must be strong
or is it just a deep seated need to dramatize
what does it take to compromise

for some it seems to be just a bad habit
for a covey it’s just another sabbat
an addicts need to be antisocial
paranoia that grows exponential

be wise, keep your mouth shut
a flappy jaw will expose your butt
arguing with the idiot makes you the moron
think outside of the box, be the sharpest crayon

engage the brain before running the mouth
be sure to speak only the truth
if you must argue, for God’s sake
be a humble loser and buy the cake

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ME and the Boss

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A Cold Bed

“…few young poets

[are] testing their poems

against the ear.

They’re writing

for the page,

and the page,

let me tell you,

is a cold bed.”

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~ Stanley Kunitz

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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trees

sugar maple

pine, spruce, cedar

homes for animals, people

forest

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Haiku:

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purring cat cuddles

fireplace fends off winter chill

moon highlights snowfall

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Poem:

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why is my brain on backward
why do I think such negative thoughts
why am I so socially awkward
why is my stomach always tied up in knots

born that way
mother nurtured
straight or gay
forever disconcerted

learning to live with the hand that was dealt
knowing that it’s human to have emotions
intuitive feelings that are truly heartfelt
an integral part of the daily devotions

the here and now
one day at a time
show me how
the steps I must climb

starting a new habit takes ninety days
to thine own self be honest and true
listen well, be one of the good proteges
smile at yourself when you finally come to

keep it simple
know your motives
let the eyes twinkle
repeat the votives

never forget that the world is full of others
the morning and evening begin with gratitude
there are many souls that you may call brothers
it is always better to be seen than to be viewed

kindness is never servitude
love arrows are very swift
happiness is an attitude
and life is a precious gift

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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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