Tag Archives: joy

In My Writing

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“I looked at myself,

and I just said,

‘Well, you know, I can sing,

but I’m not the greatest

singer in the world.

I can play guitar very well,

but I’m not the greatest

guitar player in the world.’

So I said, ‘Well, if I’m going

to project an individuality,

it’s going to have to be in my writing.'”

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~  Bruce Springsteen

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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recovery

don’t drink

go to meetings

help another suffering soul

sobriety

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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depressed, losing it

reality has escaped

darkness fills the soul

 

mind is failing to function

better life through chemistry

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Poem:

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she was very very alone
his demise was very sudden
her whole life was overthrown
the house was dark and sullen

a glass of wine helped get her to sleep
within weeks it took a whole bottle
the labels went from quality to cheap
from little sips to gulps full throttle

she was the octogenarian who never drank
no one was ready for this big surprise
the discovery had the youngest child to thank
family and friends could only surmise

the sedate old lady did not really fit in
the rehab full of junkies and crazies
for her this behavior was a mortal sin
depressed,
she only wanted to be pushing up daisies

introduced to a twelve step fellowship
she found friends who really understood
there were steps to avoid the guilt trip
and a path towards possible sainthood

she regained her faith by serving others
her specialty is helping grieving mothers
today she demonstrates that age does no matter
myths about the disease she is able to shatter

she has become God’s shining example
for many, her testimony is more than ample
she shares the lessons as she was told
never too young, never ever too old

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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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I Am A Dreamer

“Yes: I am a dreamer.

For a dreamer is

one who can only

find his way by

moonlight,

and his punishment

is that he sees

the dawn before

the rest of the world.”

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~  Oscar Wilde

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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dawn

suns up

the cock crows

the milking is done

morning

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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living in a dream

the world as we want it

peaceful contentment

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Poem:

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love, battle, peace, confrontation
from morbid depression to ecstatic elation
the rollercoaster of relationships for many
the emotional distance between a teenager and twenty

face to face, behind the back
taking turns when going on the attack
never heard of the word compromise
keeping score, there are never any ties

rare is the ego that knows how to listen
feelings stuffed in a self imposed prison
could have, should have dominates the mind
time lost is something you will never find

steps to restore one to sane thinking
an alcoholics resolve to stop drinking
they say you can’t change horses mid-stream
but changing one’s life is more than a dream

sober children make for happy mothers
willing to be honest with self and others
a healthy relationship is not about me
a loving Higher Power will set you free

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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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