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Stupider

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“Now the trouble

about trying to

make yourself stupider

than you really are

is that you very often

succeed.”

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~C. S. Lewis

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

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sin

in hell

guilt and shame

to be a fool

flaw

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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forever the fool

not being true to myself

trying to be more

I cannot be embarrassed

because I am always right

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Poem:

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the farmer works 24/7, 365
his show is never taped, always live
following nature he knows all of the rules
experience and passion provide him the tools

from drought to flood natures rules do change
life is not always easy on the grange
the fickle consumer wants no GMO’s
yet they still buy all of those false promos

thank God for farmers, I love to eat
brought to the grocery store down the street
choices,  breakfast, lunch and dinner
if I choose right my diet can be a winner

please say a prayer for a bumper crop
may the farmer always come out on top

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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Words Conceal

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…if you do not

even understand

what words say,

how can you expect

to pass judgement

on what words conceal?”

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~ Hilda Doolittle

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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understood

knew it

could define it

could intelligently discuss it

comprehended

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Haiku:

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quick summer shower

brought the humidity up

barely wet the lawn

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Poem:

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Sirius and the dog days have just passed
the sweltering heat remains
lethargy and indolence are forecast
there is a definite slowing of the brains

the boll weevils don’t seem to mind
hound dogs trying to avoid the ticks
seeking shade wherever it can be found
even too hot to discuss the local politics

the cat hides under the kitchen sink
licking condensation from the cold water pipe
so oppressive that one can hardly think
the fruit on the vine is close to overripe

a dark cloud grows over the horizon
praying for a needed cooling rain
hoping to survive this very dry season
there is no movement on the weather vane

checking the almanac to see what is next
summoning the indians to do a rain dance
barn painted with signs to ward off the hex
the farm has always been a game of chance

thank God that the farmer is resilient
we eat because they are so persistent

 

 

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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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