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No Wings

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“The man

with no

imagination

has no

wings.”

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~ Muhammad Ali

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

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wings

red bird

mate for life

from here to there

fly

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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came to play baseball
World series in the fall
the best head to head

can’t bet against the money
big market teams advantage
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Poem:

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remember the poem with the made up words
emulating e.e. cummings was so absurd
the story about the bird who thought he was bold
the real truth, whole truth, can now be told

the bird had wings but no imagination
we  think he was influenced by a strong libation
instead of thinking, he should have flew
that night he was the main ingredient in the stew

now he is part of a real poem with words that rhyme
and the star of a story that is true some of the time
poems that take readers to an imaginary paradise
desert first is peaches and cream with sugar and spice

poetry that puts the mind into motion
the sounds of waves on the shore of the ocean
poetic license to create something new
hopefully read by more than just you

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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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