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Abandoned

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A poem

is never finished,

only abandoned.

~ Paul Valery

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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left

gone away

nobody at home

only spirits rapping, tapping

alone

 

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

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how much do I love

who decides when it’s too much

feelings in balance

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Poem:

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celebrating the holidays
historical events that we praise
a day for families to get together
always praying for good weather

for some families it is the patriarch
for others cultures it is the matriarch
hopefully the clan has a funny court jester
and in this corner the prudish aunt Esther

stories retold year after year
hugs and kisses, much good cheer
kindness and love makes it quite right
sober families never have a big fight

favorite  recipes and desserts galore
keeps everyone coming back for more
children and adults playing a game
the winner gets bragging rights to claim

day is done, no one wants to leave
the time flew like you can’t believe
each and all clamoring for next years encore
memories to keep for evermore

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Understood / Understand

“First, I do not

sit down at my desk

to put into verse

something that is

already clear in my mind.

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We do not write

in order to be understood;

we write in order

to understand.”     .       ~ Cecil Day Lewis

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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who

what, when

where, why, maybe

answers rarely agreed upon

you

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

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remorse, guilt and shame

negative thoughts on steroids

fuel for depression

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Poem:           ( villanelle )

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feelings that are too large to measure
those events that make the heart proud
memories that we will always treasure

ceremonies summoned to mind with pleasure
impressions remembered when on the pink cloud
feelings that are too large to measure

events easily recalled at one’s leisure
always happy to be shared with a crowd
memories that we will always treasure

gratitude and blessings regardless of the weather
more joy than anyone should be allowed
feelings that are too large to measure

the successful life changing great adventure
from the rooftops we shouted aloud
memories that we will always treasure

times that bring friends and family together
emotions with which we all are endowed
feelings that are too large to measure
memories that we will always treasure

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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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