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The Originality

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“Thank goodness

I was never

sent to school;

it would have

rubbed off some

of the originality.”

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~ Beatrix Potter

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

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new

not old

first time through

not a used thing

fresh

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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an original

avant-garde

hopefully better

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Poem:

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be happy you are you and not me
inside of others heads we cannot see
I am happy to be me and not you
then, neither of us would have a clue

let the children be children
their personality is already built in
let others be others if they must
it is only in God that we can trust

billions of souls every one of them unique
the fortunate survive to become an antique
just be glad that you are you
find the way, you may become a guru*

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  • *guru   ” from Hindi and Punjabi, from Sanskrit guru
    ‘weighty, grave’ (compare with Latin gravis ),
    hence ‘elder, teacher’.”
    gu – one, an elder   ru – who shows the way, teacher

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ME and the Boss

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Teach ME

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“How can I find the words?
Poets have taken them all
and left me with nothing
to say or do.
Except to teach me
for the first time
what they meant.”

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~ Dorothy L. Sayers

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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teacher

how to

lead the way

show me the light

guru

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Haiku:

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clear blue sky above

afternoon summer showers

rain across the street

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Poem:

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wanna be a guru
telling others what to do
not so fast there goober
it’s just not like being a tutor

a guru dispels the darkness
he renders himself harmless
he is the divine guiding energy
he is the possessor of the liturgy

helping one to realise their true nature
giving credence to the nomenclature
the teacher cannot teach
if all they do is preach

the student must be willing to learn
for self understanding they must yearn
happy are the souls who can see the light
in a positive world they must delight

One cannot teach you anything
if your closed mind cannot swing
the ignorant cannot see past their nose
when all they want to do is depose

politicians, lawyers, taking sides
money conquers and divides
can one lie with a straight face
biases exploited to win the case

teacher, preacher, professor, guru
give to each their own unique due
humility allows the student to rise
passing the leader is no surprise

pass me please, make the light shine brighter
be the love, make my heavy heart lighter
be the person your Maker wants you to be
be kind, be forgiving, live a life carefree

want to be a guru
be the love, be the light

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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