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The Romantic Kitchen

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“She’s always looking

for poetry and passion

and sensitivity,

the whole Romantic kitchen.

I live on a rather simpler diet.

Prose and pudding?”

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~  John Fowles

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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gifts

genetically predisposed

nurture versus nature

physical, mental, emotional, spiritual

inherited

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Haiku:

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icy wind chills bones

onion snow covers the ground

spring is put on hold

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Poem:

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How do you know when you’re growing old
can you become to tired to think
from nose to toes always cold
so crazy there’s no need to call the shrink

How do you know when you’re growing old
remember tenth grade, can’t remember lunch
or enjoying to ignore what you’re being told
the old arteries that are now made of clunch

How do you know when you’re growing old
the curmudgeon quietly chuckles with glee
more than one tooth filed with gold
odor blind to self,  to others he smells like pee

How do you know when your growing old
the younger generation thinks you know nothing
a danger to self and others you are told
you live with memories of things worth loving

How do you know when you are growing old
Beats me,
but I’ll let you know when I get there

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ME and the Boss

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BALLPOINT PENGUINS

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“The BALLPOINT PENGUINS,

black and white,

Do little else but write and write.

Although they’ve nothing much to say,

They write and write it anyway….”

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~ Jack Prelutsky

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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grateful

perfectly imperfect

doing God’s will

serving others before self

Humble

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Haiku:

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the days grow longer

flora and fauna gain speed

hot summer signals

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Poem:

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he stuttered when he spoke
ideas moving faster than his tongue
it took forever to tell a joke
rarely spoke when he was young

no hesitations when he sang
writing became his minds escape
clear as a bell did he harangue
communicated well using an edited tape

his keyboard never stuttered
varied and wide his imagination
clever stories never cluttered
kudos and many a public citation

when asked the source of his inspiration
his simple reply, a Godly donation

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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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