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Better Than Dreams

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“Ideas must work

through the brains

and arms of men,

or they are no better

than dreams”

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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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ideas

random thoughts

what could be

building a better world

dreams

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Haiku:

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hoot owl greets the moon

crickets serenade the night

summer night’s alive

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Poem:   6 x 3 + 2    aaB ccB ddB eeB ffB ggB  hh

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the old man’s belongings sent to the dump
each black plastic bag making a small lump
just another of the millions of lives lost to the mundane

product of a totally dysfunctional family
lived his life motivated by his fantasy
he was just one of the many who lived a life in vain

as a youth he never ever had a dream
he was always swimming upstream
never knew enough to come in out of the rain

he was either too early or too late for his prime time
playing second fiddle to those whose lives were fine
he almost married Miss Mary Jane

retired to Florida in a large mobile home village
sat around with the guys playing cribbage
watching each other slowly go insane

his redeeming quality was being a nice guy
glad to greet you with a twinkle in his eye
however, from conversations he would abstain

no eulogy, no service, no one to claim the remains
for them a single poem with a million names

 

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ME and the Boss.

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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The Dream You Dream

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“Freedom is

the dream you dream

While putting thought

in chains again –”

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― Giacomo Leopardi

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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wish

for more

hope beyond hope

make it suddenly appear

magic

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Haiku:

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lawnmowers humming

nature becoming abused

harmony ignored

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Poem:

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it is so easy to lament
especially when one is perfect
feels good just to vent
finger pointing to deflect

isn’t there always someone else to blame
could have, would have, should have
trying anything to avoid the shame
think I’ll just go live in a cave

outside of my garden the world is ugly
political wars with religious histories
dictators driving everyone buggy
big egos cannot solve the mysteries

guess I’ll just go on complaining
nobody ever listens anyways
worry is so emotionally draining
self seeking gains no praise

please empathise, it will make you feel better
let us find a common ground,
let’s complain about the weather
let’s get off the merry-go-round

an attitude of gratitude will give one pleasure
it is one’s choice to decide what they treasure

 

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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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