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Maturity Required

 

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“You must have

a certain amount

of maturity

to be a poet.

Seldom do sixteen-year-olds

know themselves

well enough.”

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~Erica Jong

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)         (Classic, each word only one syllable.)

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dumb

don’t know

can’t find out

which way is up

young

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

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tagged with graffiti

anger was his first response

gangs advertisement

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Poem:

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there was this song in my heart
I just could not get it out of my head
it was a feeling I could not get rid of
it had something to do with being in love

it was then that you walked into the room
the happy feelings began to bloom
had the words just needed a melody
harps and trumpets, something heavenly

not my talent, to impatient
I just don’t understand the relation
notes and rhythm to match the words
think I’ll just let singing to the birds

that still leaves me with the feelings for you
I want to be on a lake with you in my canoe
then I hear me strumming my out of tune guitar
the whole picture becomes hazy and bizarre

darn it, shucks, dang blam it, another failure
I know that I will never understand this behavior
despite the ruckus, there is one thing that is true
I will always and forever be in love with you

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From The Heart

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“Critics write out of

intellectual exercise,

not poets.

Poets write straight

from the heart.”

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― Erica Jong

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Elfje:

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feel

the wind

just like love

it cannot be seen

heart

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Haiku:

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nature can be cruel

survival of the fittest

but it always works

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Poem:

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if I depended upon intellect
to write my little ditty
I would never find a subject
it’s the dumb trying to be witty

feeling less than
feeling more than
feeling all that I can
I’d rather be eating flan

the words I used yesterday
do not mean the same today
feelings put the color on the verse
always trying to avoid the blank curse

playing with the rhyme, no reason
adjusting the meter, high treason
just learning as I go along
maybe it will become a song

really perplexed when it comes to the coda
time to go out for some popcorn and soda
let’s end this verse with a happy heart
by squeezing out a big juicy fart


ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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