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In Flowers

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“The

earth

laughs

in flowers.”

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~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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luminous

shadowy light

deep inner glow

filmy but subtly translucent

opalescent

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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loved to distraction

awful close to smothering

you cannot own them

too jealous is a sickness

room to breathe does much better

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Poem:

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act your age
I don’t know how
I’ve never been this age before
am I supposed to act like a bore

it is not an act, I think I am real
I know I am not a very big deal
I’m just glad to be little old me
a soul that is happy, joyous and free

getting old has not been fun
that and too many things left undone
will the circus ever come back to town
do you have to grow up if you are a clown

in the beginning the sun will rise
all of nature will look to the skies
when all is done the sun will set
each day a deadly game of roulette

today I’ll act the way I want to act
regardless of my age, and that is a fact

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ME and the Boss

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My Inner Child

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“I’m happy

to report

that my

inner child

is still ageless.”

~ James Broughton

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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ego

inner child

natured and nurtured

the person I’ve become

self

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

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refuse to grow up

question, challenge, dare to be

laugh, love and enjoy

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Poem:

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growing up, learning to face the fears
enjoying the feelings that bring me to tears
too many years lost to the addiction
learned to live with the incurable affliction

it all started with admit and accept
belief in a power greater than my intellect
willingness to accept guidance from above
feeling the power of unconditional love

wrote the biography, both good and bad
knowing the disease made me a deadbeat dad
prayed to God, told another human being
the fog lifted, forgiveness allowed the seeing

had to identify all the bad habits and traits
those things that were attributed to the fates
a lifelong endeavor to correct and amend
going to meetings that I must attend

indiscretions of the past had to be cleared
another hurdle that was greatly feared
amends made by a changed attitude
a true faith in human nature renewed

errors and omissions promptly admitted
to a new way of life firmly committed
gratitude, prayers and meditation
to a Higher Power is given citation

His will is to be kind, tolerant and loving
in His guidance to be trusting
a spiritual awakening recognizes choices
gratitude expressed by many voices

a message carried to those still suffering
a program worked for those recovering
always trying to do the next right thing
happy, joyous and free we sing

steps to lift the soul from despair
a fellowship beyond compare

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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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