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If You Don’t Read

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“Maybe you’re
one of those people
who writes poems,
but rarely reads them.
Let me put this as
delicately as I can:
If you don’t read,
your writing is going
to suck.”

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~ Kim Addonizio

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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together

we stand

voices in harmony

our cause in agreement

united

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Haiku:

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fog greets the morning

condensation shrouds windows

world a white blur

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Poem:

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who or what is the best teacher
mother, father, guru, preacher
does the experience have to be yours
does everything hide behind locked doors

what sparks a child’s interest in learning
is intelligence connected to yearning
will television replace common sense
can artificial intelligence teach self defense

government wants to dumb everyone down
programmed parents just wanna be clowns
the rich get richer, the poor just succumb
elderly try to survive on a fixed income

greed, avarice and jealousy the political ideals
constitution rewritten by a court of appeals
what ever happened to cursive and civics
can the world be cured by metaphysics

pray, as we see the world population increase
try to do your part to  teach world peace
smile

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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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Understand

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“One can not

understand language

because language cannot

understand itself;

does not want to

understand”

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~  Novalis

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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words
hidden meanings
innuendo and hyperbole
did I say that
language

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Haiku:

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looking out window
spring appears so inviting
sudden snow shower

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Poem:

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the old man mumbled on
understanding that the know it alls
were not even paying attention
he might as well been talking to the walls

the young egos want to be important
unaware that there is nothing new under the sun
God incidents with His will accordant
acknowledging His humor invented the pun

before the lesson was finished,
he stopped, smiled, shook his head
was his era the last good vintage
their training received behind the woodshed

the only thing new are the different weapons
the same fear, jealousy, greed, ignorance
the world run by a bunch of sleazy felons
the masses operating on total indifference

some things and time just change faces
portraits lining the board room walls
food, clothing and shelter to cover the masses
lobbyist pulling the strings on their political dolls

the sentiments are hundreds of years old
so what’s the use of complaining
just do as you have been told
and to the elderly be entertaining

what to do but to laugh and love
dodge the bullets and pay the taxes
lots of prayers to a Power above
and blame everything else on the circumstances

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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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