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Self

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“Loneliness is

the poverty of self;

solitude is

the richness of self.”

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~ May Sarton
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Elfje:            (Cinquain)    Classic: each word only one syllable.

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change
move on
do it twice
try to or else
switch

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Haiku:     (5-7-5, nature and seasons the topic)

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springs chilly drizzle
sky covered by low gray clouds 
first robin appears
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Poem:
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quarter of a century in recovery
every day a new day of discovery
learning to accept all of life’s changes
enjoying the chance to be outrageous

I pray every day to walk the walk
sad are those who just talk the talk
it is easy to accept when God is in control
body, mind and soul He makes us whole

sobriety promises us many things
a chance to unravel the heart strings
a new freedom from past regrets
friends who we can count as assets

an attitude that includes no fears
a desire to be of help to our peers
happy, happy, happy for others
a choice to be part of a band of brothers

knowledge of feelings that keeps expanding
finding a God of our understanding
a kindness we are glad to  repay
living this life no other way
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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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Set Him Free

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“I saw

the angel

in the marble

and carved until

I set him free.”

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~ Michelangelo

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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artist

God’s materials

mixed and remixed

brought to new light

creators

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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sorrowful grieving

emotional exhaustion

unproductive time

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Poem:

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he sat in front of his easel , motionless
his mind fighting the label, precociousness
all he wanted to do was to have some fun
he could not wait until the lesson was done

he sat at the back of the meeting, melancholic
his mind fighting the label, alcoholic
all he wanted to do was to be somewhat normal
the guilt and shame, what he did was amoral

from childhood to grown up, what happened ? ? ?
his soul was completely abandoned
emotionally he never became an adult
self will run riot was the final result

the choice was his to take the action
the program they said was one of attraction
from the disease there was a pathway to recovery
the steps were concerned with self discovery

for many have stood at the turning point
the fortunate a Higher Power doth anoint
the best do it one day at a time
for too many it is a personal crime

we pray that the many will do the work
the promises of sobriety are a Godly perk
can they be honest, just for today
there is no easier, softer way

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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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