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nobody-but-yourself

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“Whenever you think

or you believe

or you know,

you’re a lot of

other people:

but the moment you feel,

you’re nobody-but-yourself.”              ~ E. E. Cummings

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

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feel

to think

what you deem

guess what it is

sense

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

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forever in love

many decades together

God meant it to be

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Poem:

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my poetry, my way
in spite of what the experts say
after all it is my story
not written for praise or glory

sometimes true, sometime not
never done with any forethought
words picked at random from my brain
if I don’t let them out, I’ll go insane

allowing the poem to find it’s way
in spite of what the experts say
keep it short and simple to please my fans
me and my friends with short attention spans

always dreaming about writing the epic
am I lazy or to the reader empathetic
or possibly the satisfaction of just getting it done
feelings of true happiness while having fun

there, just finished with another one . . .

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ME and the Boss

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Poetry Cleanses

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When power leads man

toward arrogance,

poetry reminds him of his limitations.

When power narrows the area

of man’s concern,

poetry reminds him of the richness

and diversity of existence.

When power corrupts,

poetry cleanses.

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~ John F. Kennedy

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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diversity

uniquely different

going it alone

north, east, south, west

heterogeneity

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Haiku:

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creators teaching

nature at her springtime best

all moral lessons

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Poem:

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nag, nag, nag, nag
do this, do that, do something
she gave new meaning to the coefficient of drag
her constant scow was scary disgusting

lip service she gave to gratitude
she prided herself on being really tough
through backward glasses the world she viewed
enough was never ever enough

she gave, only as much as it would please her
bad attitudes were someone else’s fault
manners when it suited, otherwise, just defer
forgiveness was given with a grain of salt

behind her back, others gave pity
her friends she could control
to her a cold shoulder was propinquity
her escape was down the rabbit hole

she outlived them one and all
because she nagged each of them to death
she anointed herself the queen of her ball
and smiled as she gave a command with her last breath

 

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ME and the Boss

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