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The Originality

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“Thank goodness

I was never

sent to school;

it would have

rubbed off some

of the originality.”

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~ Beatrix Potter

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable

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new

not old

first time through

not a used thing

fresh

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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an original

avant-garde

hopefully better

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Poem:

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be happy you are you and not me
inside of others heads we cannot see
I am happy to be me and not you
then, neither of us would have a clue

let the children be children
their personality is already built in
let others be others if they must
it is only in God that we can trust

billions of souls every one of them unique
the fortunate survive to become an antique
just be glad that you are you
find the way, you may become a guru*

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  • *guru   ” from Hindi and Punjabi, from Sanskrit guru
    ‘weighty, grave’ (compare with Latin gravis ),
    hence ‘elder, teacher’.”
    gu – one, an elder   ru – who shows the way, teacher

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This Is The Way

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“This is the way

the world ends

Not with a bang

but a whimper.

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~   T.S. Eliot

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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chance

dumb luck

incident or coincidence

right place right time

encounter

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Haiku:

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cold frosty mornings

mountain blazes red and gold

leaves begin to fall

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Poem:

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ice on the windows, spidery crystals
a fingernail scratches her initials
the winter light colored the clouds gray
it was too cold to go out and play

she waited for father to come home from work
he worked down at the wharfs as a shipping clerk
his arrival would warm her heart
it was the time when her day would really start

as she sat at the window memories began to awaken
many years had passed since those images were taken
Dad had died and now Mom chose to join him
the house now vacant was somber and grim

life moves on, her children for her now sadden
all wait, knowing that the predestined will happen
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ME and the Boss

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