Tag Archives: compromise

Writer’s Block

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Writer’s block

is only

a failure of

the ego.

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  ~ Norman Mailer

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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can

able to

must be done

the to do list

will

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7   (Modified:   5-7-5, 5-5)

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summer rain begins

adding to humidity

plants don’t seem to mind

dry lakes need water

nature knows her job

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Poem:

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a long week without writing a poem
wanted to be happy, but I kept watching the news
have this feeling I’m at the bottom of the totem
can’t listen to the music when it is only the blues

can’t pick a color, to me all lives matter
don’t they care about whose lives they shatter
burning and looting is not peaceful protest
the only thing they could pass is an anarchy test

will the peaceful majority rule at the next election
or will the minority socialist make the selection
what will happen when there is nothing left to give away
that empty feeling when all that’s left is to hope and pray

maybe God can come back into the picture
the lessons, the history are all in the scripture
the pandemic rages on, no common sense
what can I get with my last two cents

happiness is my new found prize
I have learned to laugh at the politicians lies

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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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Weightless Words

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“How weightless

words are

when nothing

will do.”

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~ Philip Levine, Breath
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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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sorry

my mistake

doesn’t cut it

learn to make amends

repentant

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Haiku:                (7-5-7 VARIATION)

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tropical storms wreak havoc

too much water floods

man builds in the low area

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Poem:

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words  fail too many romantics
they worry too much about semantics

forget the talk, don’t tell me
let your actions and heart be free

show me that it’s not all about you
love is not about what you think is due

a two way street is an agreeable compromise
love is never about the value of the prize

love is a feeling that transcends thinking
mutual consent where everyone is winning

above race, beyond religion, unconditional
love and marriage are something traditional

love, forget the words, they are not needed
love is when the heart has truly conceded

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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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