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Simplicity

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“Simplicity in character,

in manners, in style;

in all things

the supreme excellence

is simplicity.

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~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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destiny

unknown fate

what goes around

only God knows when

karma

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Haiku:

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hummingbird zooms by

natures flying miracle

flowers favorite

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Poem:

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the window framed by bougainvillea
beauty not wasted on the old man
his mind no longer good for trivia
but to see and appreciate he still can

memories are now just the good feelings
faces and places lost in a cloud of vagueness
much to late to search for life’s meanings
his whole world now but a small oasis

some longtimers glad to wear a smile
others scowl and are mad at the world
the happy with their God can reconcile
the mean live with a heart that is gnarled

tempt the fates, make survival your choice
the wise know that life is an attitude
mean and ugly will never have a chance to rejoice
the sagacious enjoy the spirit of gratitude

look in the mirror, what have you become
elect to be happy and good,
always choose the right rule of thumb

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Gather Ye Rose-Buds

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“Gather ye rose-buds

while ye may,

Old Time is still a-flying;

And this same flower

that smiles today,

Tomorrow will be dying.”

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~ Robert Herrick

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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cats

quick nap

dreams of stalking

settles for a treat

meow

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

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good friend passed away

death a stark reality

reincarnation

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Poem:

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a warm breeze keeps the pinwheel spinning
the wind chimes sail keeps the clapper swinging
the tufted titmouse brings lunch to the bird house
babysitting duties shared by either spouse

butterflies swarming over a rainbow of zinnia
identification a good question for trivia
squirrels darting about acting nutty as usual
could God’s design be any more beautiful

birds and bees provide a cacophony of sound
tree tops provide the safest breeding ground
nature’s secrets depend upon balance
only man is in desire of more abundance

economics overshadows the politically correct
a vote is all the ego driven politicians expect
easy peasy the credo of the modern ecclesiastic
his greatest legacy a trillion tons of plastic

the scientist who understand are mostly ignored
from whence we came will never be restored
history will show man to be forever the fool
Mother Nature’s evolution will always rule

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ME and the Boss

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