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A Universal Message

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“A poet is

someone who can

use a single image

to send a universal

message.”

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― Andrei Tarkovsky

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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message

subject matter

staying in touch

for your eyes only

correspondence

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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friends are forever
concerns support each other
feelings that are shared

staying young with memories
while growing old together

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Poem:

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friends stay young with memories
while best friends grow old together
richer than gold friends fill our treasuries
friends forever, regardless of the weather

some every day, some just once in awhile
a good friend shares both the best and the worst
a true friend never tires, mile after mile
for friends the roles are never reversed

to have a friend, be a friend
selfish, self-centered  never works
it’s not the money but the time we spend
two friends can be a large network

a stranger is just a friend we have yet to meet
a cold shoulder is a definite sign of unwelcome
something in common makes a friend complete
what works is a smile, a word of welcome

no expectations, just be a friend
for the moment or for a lifetime
just accept what God intends
and if you are real lucky,

the wedding bells may loudly chime
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ME and the Boss

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A Justification

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“Poetry had always seemed

something I could turn to

in need – an emergency exit,

a lifebuoy, as well as

a justification.”

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~ John Fowles

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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justification

wrong explanation

building plausible excuses

legitimizing the illegitimate reason

alibi

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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flowers aroma

heady scent

draws pollinators

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Poem:

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stop it . . .turn off that damned TV
it was entertainment, now it’s propaganda
even football was reduced to a bended knee
aren’t you privy to the left wing memoranda

the Lone Ranger will never ride again
gone are Howdy Doody and Clarabell
no moral message, nothing but a brain drain
now, everything ends with a violent bombshell

we were warned by Orwell in 1984
social media has become our Big Brother
not an honest soul remains to keep score
time to pray for a fairy godmother

be a friend, have a friend, do something nice
good deeds travel fast with no purchase price

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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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