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the forget-me-nots

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“Silently,

one by one,

in the infinite meadows

of heaven,

Blossomed the lovely stars,

the forget-me-nots

of the angels.”

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~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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angels

who care

heaven and earth

protecting man from himself

messengers

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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very demeaning

just uncomplimentary

vicious malicious

 

defamatory remarks

I’m up since I put you down

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Poem:

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the moss hung low from the old oak tree
the mockingbird added it’s voice
sunrise on the reservation of the Miccosukee
the Creators world to rejoice

then came the Trail of Tears
President Jackson signing the final law
settlers greed and unfounded fears
disposed the warriors and their squaw

a few hundred were able to flee
in the swamps of south Florida they did  breed
wrestling alligators for the visitors to see
along the Tamiami trail they do succeed

from Tampa to Miami
through the southern Everglades
in weather that is always clammy
under the mossy oaks shades

with new road changes to rectify the old
the swamp now is beginning to flow
nature still wondrous to behold
where cypress and oaks continue to grow

keeping alive a heritage now celebrated
the natives are now mostly assimilated

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I Shot An Arrow

 

I shot an arrow into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For, so swiftly it flew, the sight
Could not follow it in its flight.

I breathed a song into the air,
It fell to earth, I knew not where;
For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?

Long, long afterward, in an oak
I found the arrow, still unbroke;
And the song, from beginning to end,
I found again in the heart of a friend.”

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~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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fragrant

smells good

stimulates the imagination

pleasures for all senses

aromatic

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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seeing you again

dreams relived

old feelings renewed

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Poem:

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trying to find something positive to write about
living in a world full of anger and doubt
unreasonable fears motivate the crazy
for many it is a case of just being lazy

smile, assume a posture of gratitude
shoulders back, chin up, display a good mood
being thankful is the beginning of every good day
what can you really do about it anyway

know that there is a positive side to every lesson
accept, only as long as you live is it your possession
set your goal on making this world a better place
share the favor of a beneficent God’s grace

could you be something positive to write about
you can be if you just do your best, day in and day out

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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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