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Fossil Poetry

Language

is

fossil Poetry.”


~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elfje: (Cinquain) Classic, each word only a single syllable.

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words

you said

nouns and verbs

a tone of voice

speech

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Haiku:

pitter patter rain

seedling needs food, sunshine

Gods hydroponics

Poem:

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he was dreaming of building a rocket
while wearing a hat like Davy Crockett
no dreams, much to young to smoke a pipe
most of the world saw him as a stereotype

mumbled and stumbled through life as a teenager
went to college but could never declare a major
got drunk and was kicked out of the fraternity
managed to impregnate the ugliest girl in the sorority

never confused with being an eager beaver
managed to survive as an underachiever
alcohol and drugs he turned into an abuse
the mean ugly world gave him an excuse

since we love happy endings, we’ll give him recovery
finding the truth was a road of discovery
he now lives a life that is happy, joyous and free
believing in a Higher Power was beginning key

to the still sick and suffering he shares his story
to the God of his understanding he gives a glory
more sobriety, more keys, more doors to open
enjoying the best world he could have ever chosen

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An Act Of Faith

“Even the most 
political poem 
is an act 
of faith.”

 ~Martin Espada

Elfje:

trust
in God
He is good
all of the time
faith

Haiku:

rain, rain, go away
the garden has been flooded
the lake has been filled

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Poem:

are you ever too old to learn
how many brain cells do you have to burn
can you teach an old dog a new trick
is it the dead cells that makes the brain so thick

does new technology make life easy
or is it just more income for the sleazy
fat fingers never worked in any phone
today to buy one you need a personal loan

soon all of the cars will be electric
driven by clones who will be eccentric
old timey mechanics will have nothing to fix
with no transmissions they’ll need to find a new trick

change, change, change, why complain
the future will come at us, just like the rain


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ME and the Boss

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