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Brightly Colored Ribbons

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“Poetry isn’t like any writing

I’ve ever heard before.

I don’t understand all of it,

just bits of images, sentences

that appear half-finished,

all fluttering together

like brightly colored ribbons

in the wind.”

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~ Lauren Oliver, Delirium

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Elfje:     (Cinquain)

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poetry

cannot read

between the lines

nor can it write

prose

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Haiku:

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humid air stiffles

blue skies nowhere to be seen

a summer deluge

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Poem:

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a young man lost in space
taking suggestions from everyone
couldn’t find his way to first base
didn’t even know how to have fun

made decisions knowing it would make others happy
took the easy road, jumping at the first offer
pretended a lot, always avoiding the flashy
he hid in the shadows, invariably the stalker

his life mumbled on, he didn’t grow up
a heart of stone, he was forever alone
perpetually content to be the runner-up
never the worker, just a wannabe drone

envious of the classmates whose lives blossomed
oblivious to the time which quickly flew by
never had an appreciation for the word awesome
sad beyond sad but could never cry

he died on a snowy winter morning
no family or friends to mourn him
not a soul who cared, no fan club adoring
no eulogy to be read nor a choir to sing a hymn

out of guilt this poem was written, because
every soul needs to be remembered, somehow

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ME and the Boss

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Nothing Is Always Something

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“Don’t you just love

poetry that gives you

a crinkly feeling

up and down your back?”

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~ L.M. Montgomery,

Anne of Green Gables

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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nothing
to see
with eyes closed
use the other senses
something

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Haiku:

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welcomed steady rain
water to refresh the earth
giving life to all

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Poem:

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nothing is always something
seeing is never believing
fingers and heart are touching
hearing can be very deceiving

words can be extremely confusing
know it alls will say anything
accidental puns are amusing
blessings reside in the fairy ring

love can mean so many things
a kindness is never wasted
bells toll when the angel gets its wings
when will peace be created

something does not have to be an action
nothing can give rise to moral satisfaction

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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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