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A Stretch Of The Imagination

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You’re a cavity in my oasis,
You’re a porthole in my sea,
You’re a stretch of the imagination
every time you look at me.

You’re an ocean in my wineglass,
You’re a Steinway on the beach,
You’re a captivating audience,
an exciting Rembrandt,

A Masterpiece.”

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~ Charlotte M. Liebel

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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imagine

mind’s eye

what could be

things yet dreamt of

envision

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Haiku:

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the birds have returned

spring looks forward to summer

nests are full of eggs

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Poem:

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lies, lies, lies
why must the alcoholic lie
the truth would be so simple
has it something to do with being a mental cripple

the brain is on backwards
life is lived in the negative
many take pride in being bad actors
for many it is in the genes, mostly inherited

lying to themselves, denial
lying to others, justification
their  most fervent prayer is for a mistrial
for family and friends it is just frustration

the drunk is anything but modest
trouble is he cannot get honest
he is addicted, body, mind and soul
a good argument for population control

if they want the help there is a way out
kind words spoken quietly, no need to shout
the miracles rely on a Higher Power
and a judicious using of ones willpower

willingness to change is the most difficult must
in himself he must learn to trust
following the suggestions there is a guarantee
to find a life that is happy, joyous and free

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ME and the Boss

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Speak Without Voice

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“We can speak without voice

to the trees and the clouds

and the waves of the sea.

Without words they respond

through the rustling of leaves

and the moving of clouds

and the murmuring of the sea.”

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~ Paul Tillich

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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hear

the silence

earths quiet rhythm

can the stars speak

listen

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Haiku:

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the snow has melted

crocuses show tiny heads

robins announce spring

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Poem:

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can we always describe the emotion we feel
one word, one definition would be the ideal
there is always a but, or, maybe, could be iffy
sad, happy, glad, changes in a jiffy

feelings that make the lovers sweat
blood pressure rising when one is upset
how do you best describe clammy hands
are we sure that everyone understands

how horrible when one feels ill
can you have faith in one little pill
only when confronted does it make us feel small
how much time do we spend having no feelings at all

at what level do emotions become drama
who is to argue that it may be trauma
some shrink needs to develop an emotions scale
from one to ten, to measure from success to fail

must we have feelings on someone else’s demand
will Big Brother have all emotions banned
mothers have shed enough tears to fill the oceans
above all, please, avoid the explosions

can we avoid the feelings if we stay in bed all day
will the god’s make us feel good if we pray
bewilderment, embarrassment enough feelings for one day
how does the piper demand his pay

today, just be safe, guard your emotions
give the feelings to God in your daily devotions
may all of your feelings be wrapped in rainbows
may they be only good feelings from head to toes

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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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