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I’m History . . . . . . (call me witty)

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“Histories make men wise;

poets, witty;

the mathematics, subtle;

natural philosophy, deep;

logic and rhetoric,

able to contend.”

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― Francis Bacon

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Elfje:        (Cinquain)

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story

repeated orally

twice told tales

biased towards the winner

history

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Haiku:

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calm before the storm

dark clouds crowd the horizon

birds seek still refuge

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Poem:

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the poet wanted to get serious
the poem wanted to have fun
the poet said I’m curious
the poem said let’s hit and run

people are amusing
do animals  really laugh
individuals are really confusing
could a pig pass a polygraph

most young like to play games
most old become slow and cantankerous
most living things enjoy riding trains
and when the ride stops, all are rancorous

to have real fun let’s become a bully
politicians are a real easy target
gross prevarication practiced anally
all those promises they soon forget

let’s not exclude the actors and actresses
money and fame makes them real experts
what do they know about checks and balances
their ranks filled with just too many perverts

a high shot at the talking heads and fake news
can’t distinguish between reporting and opinion
huge egos protecting politically correct views
Wall Street and big pharma buying their minion

glad we had this time to have some fun
aren’t you glad we didn’t pick on you
hopefully fun will never ever be done
so here’s to looking for you in the zoo

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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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If You Don’t Read

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“Maybe you’re
one of those people
who writes poems,
but rarely reads them.
Let me put this as
delicately as I can:
If you don’t read,
your writing is going
to suck.”

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~ Kim Addonizio

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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together

we stand

voices in harmony

our cause in agreement

united

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Haiku:

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fog greets the morning

condensation shrouds windows

world a white blur

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Poem:

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who or what is the best teacher
mother, father, guru, preacher
does the experience have to be yours
does everything hide behind locked doors

what sparks a child’s interest in learning
is intelligence connected to yearning
will television replace common sense
can artificial intelligence teach self defense

government wants to dumb everyone down
programmed parents just wanna be clowns
the rich get richer, the poor just succumb
elderly try to survive on a fixed income

greed, avarice and jealousy the political ideals
constitution rewritten by a court of appeals
what ever happened to cursive and civics
can the world be cured by metaphysics

pray, as we see the world population increase
try to do your part to  teach world peace
smile

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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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