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The Medium

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“The medium

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the message.”

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Marshall McLuhan (1964)

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Elfje: Cinquain

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tall

real high

over the top

a long way up

big

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Tanka:

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what were his motives

very selfish, self centered

I, me, never we


it was always about him

without thinking of others

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Poem:

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there is this crazy lady from Daytona Beach
reality was never within her reach
relationships always involved a hostage
her definition of love was the word bondage

she is always right, never wrong
the choice in music is invariably her song
every emotion involves a twist or a turn
someone always ends up with the heartburn

accusing everyone of having her own bad habits
is very adept at preforming mental acrobatics
behind the smoke and mirrors she is a saboteur
the family knows but they chose to ignore her

she remains needy, selfish and self centered 
ego driven and emotionally demented
those who know keep her in their prayers
nothing will happen as long as she is unawares

God will intervene, we pray she listens
she knows the name of some very good physicians
for those she harmed, time will heal
do not let your memory of her warp the way you feel
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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

https://meandtheboss.com/

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Sweet Solitude

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“Crowded places,

I shunned them

as noises too rude

And fled to

the silence of

sweet solitude.”

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~ John Clare

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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solitude

thinking nothing

alone within myself

listening for God’s answers

meditation

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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music everywhere

while asleep

sugar plums dancing

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Poem:

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he could identify most of his habits
to him they were mostly good
just a series of mental acrobatics
wouldn’t change them if he could

he finally discovered some glaring bad ones
he was sick and tired of being sick and tired
it was time to face the music, to bring out the big guns
he hesitated, ever daunted by the work required

procrastination, the habits just grew bigger
desperation, was this another family  curse
justification, he could live with them a little bit longer
exacerbation, he was just making things worse

too many times to count, he tried again
he tried being a friend to gain a friend
his superior ego said everyone is insane
they all have their motives and to what end

finally, one lonely soul didn’t hang up
they determined they had some things in common
neither had ever won a loving cup
bad experiences they wish they had forgotten

his friend said you can lie to me, I don’t care
it’s your bad habit , trying to please me
however, stop lying to yourself, it is not fair
besides, you are just not my cup of tea

but the old habit kept pushing the friend away
he learned the talk, but not the walk
he needed to learn how to correctly pray
expectations were keeping his soul in hock

his final story has yet to be written
his beginning is living one day at a time
the steps to change he has been given
sanity guaranteed if he will only make the climb

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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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