Tag Archives: blight

Just Do It

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Writing is like sex.

First you do it for love,

then you do it for your friends,

and then you do it for money.”

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~ Virginia Woolf

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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Title:  Adeline Virginia Woolf

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precursor

women’s rights

stream of consciousness

anonymous was a woman

avant-garde

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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watching the grass grow

one of nature’s miracles

interdependent

cows rummage and produce milk

humans steal it to nourish

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Poem:

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a babbling brook fed by melting snow
reflecting silver from the full moon’s glow
the nightingale’s song providing harmony
the hoot owls rhythm fitting in perfectly

nature does abhor man’s interference
his scars diminishing her appearance
burning and plowing causing a blight
pollution blocking the vital sunlight

man’s forest of concrete and steel
dams, locks and levees most surreal
environmentalist fighting a losing battle
money confusing the issue with psychobabble

prognosticators using the magic eight ball
only God really knows what will befall
let’s live today to its fullest potential
put generosity first, that is essential

be kind, be loving, be patient and tolerant
allow your Higher Power to be preponderant
repeating the prayers from a bended knee
living a life; happy, joyous and free

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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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Thunder

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It has been

a long month

since the last poem

the creative juices

spent trying to

keep up with life.

As the clouds roll in,

the thunder is loud

but the lightening

is out of sight.

Time to write, whether I want to or not.

A little prayer, some quiet meditation,

and God will put the words into my head,

all I have to do is smell the roses.

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Haiku:

Thunder and lightening

Summer rains nourish the land

God provides for man

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Elfje:

wired
now wireless
pictures now included
can’t talk, text it
telephone

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Lament

Smoke signals, labrophone, tom tom, yodel
communications without going postal
a simpler time when there were few books
where talking was all that it took

The population grows, a curse
the world shrinks and slows
the tower of Babel in reverse
social media tells everyone what you know

media influences what you think
be first with the news even if you’re not right
advertisements that stink

sound bite,

urban blight,

fight or flight,

higher than a kite,

fewer calories in a lite,

no darkness only light,

what to watch tonight,

politically correct is trite,

which ego holds the might,

will man

ever get it quite right ? ? ?

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ME

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