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In My Writing

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“I looked at myself,

and I just said,

‘Well, you know, I can sing,

but I’m not the greatest

singer in the world.

I can play guitar very well,

but I’m not the greatest

guitar player in the world.’

So I said, ‘Well, if I’m going

to project an individuality,

it’s going to have to be in my writing.'”

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~  Bruce Springsteen

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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recovery

don’t drink

go to meetings

help another suffering soul

sobriety

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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depressed, losing it

reality has escaped

darkness fills the soul

 

mind is failing to function

better life through chemistry

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Poem:

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she was very very alone
his demise was very sudden
her whole life was overthrown
the house was dark and sullen

a glass of wine helped get her to sleep
within weeks it took a whole bottle
the labels went from quality to cheap
from little sips to gulps full throttle

she was the octogenarian who never drank
no one was ready for this big surprise
the discovery had the youngest child to thank
family and friends could only surmise

the sedate old lady did not really fit in
the rehab full of junkies and crazies
for her this behavior was a mortal sin
depressed,
she only wanted to be pushing up daisies

introduced to a twelve step fellowship
she found friends who really understood
there were steps to avoid the guilt trip
and a path towards possible sainthood

she regained her faith by serving others
her specialty is helping grieving mothers
today she demonstrates that age does no matter
myths about the disease she is able to shatter

she has become God’s shining example
for many, her testimony is more than ample
she shares the lessons as she was told
never too young, never ever too old

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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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The Line Is Drawn

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“I think it’s the duty

of the comedian

to find out where

the line is drawn

and cross it deliberately.”

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~ George Carlin

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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laugh

bad jokes

silly faux pas

clowns, sidemen and slapstick

funny

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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blooming spring blossoms

pollen falls

air to thick to breathe

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Poem:

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Visa V

rare is the bean that flavors vanilla
most exclusive to the court of Victoria
grown from the orchid flower, not the Iris
they add egg to their cream in Paris

it is the sugar not the chocolate
eight ball in the side pocket
never kind enough to mother dear
breakfast of champions a bagel schmear

funny how the poem writes
it’s limits knows no heights
every word exhibits its own emotion
subtle innuendo or crazy comotion

the poem waits patiently to be written
knowing that the writer has been bitten
the topic as usual, life, love or death
do yourself a favor, don’t hold your breath

life being lived in a no man’s land
lovers walking hand in hand
death is usually unplanned

now the poem has covered all of the topics
time to get my hands out of my pockets.

ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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