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Laughter

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“Laughter is

the closest

thing to

the grace

of God.”

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~ Karl Barth

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)          classic: each word only one syllable
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smile
big grin
not a frown
full of good cheer
laugh

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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do the selfish thing
no need to think of others
I want what I want

the addict out of control
lives destroyed in the process
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Poem:

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of all of the gifts received in sobriety, laughter has to be the greatest
for too many it is the gift that is received the latest
most addictive substances act as depressants
those who start young never outgrow adolescents

the alcoholic/addict thinks a laugh is weird
hooked to an emotion that is feared
always laughing at someone or something
laughing at them because they are nothing

eventually they understand to laugh with, not at
at ourselves, not at others, always just a tit for a tat
the best humor is not at another’s expense
the laugh grows along with the common sense

a laugh a day will keep the doctor/shrink away
and for most they pray for another sober day

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ME and the Boss

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A Symptom

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“Poetry

is not

an art,

it’s

a symptom.”

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~ Michele Brenton

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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symptom

associated with

caused by something

rash, swelling, fever, cough

victim

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Haiku:

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hummingbird hovers

sweet nectar from bird feeder

glad to help nature

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Poem:        luck

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there was a man named Stan
of limericks he was not a fan
he possessed no sense of humor
just another misplaced baby boomer

he could get lost on the playground
the favorite target of the class clown
on all of his test he was just so average
couldn’t even decide on a preferred beverage

at sixteen he failed his drivers test
playing video games he became obsessed
his high water pants gave everyone a laugh
not one yearbook did he ever autograph

finally, as a senior, he just hung in there
with the class queen he had an affair
she made millions from her photograph
and good old Stan had the last laugh

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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