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A Justification

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“Poetry had always seemed

something I could turn to

in need – an emergency exit,

a lifebuoy, as well as

a justification.”

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~ John Fowles

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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justification

wrong explanation

building plausible excuses

legitimizing the illegitimate reason

alibi

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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flowers aroma

heady scent

draws pollinators

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Poem:

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stop it . . .turn off that damned TV
it was entertainment, now it’s propaganda
even football was reduced to a bended knee
aren’t you privy to the left wing memoranda

the Lone Ranger will never ride again
gone are Howdy Doody and Clarabell
no moral message, nothing but a brain drain
now, everything ends with a violent bombshell

we were warned by Orwell in 1984
social media has become our Big Brother
not an honest soul remains to keep score
time to pray for a fairy godmother

be a friend, have a friend, do something nice
good deeds travel fast with no purchase price

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ME and the Boss

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Every Fool

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“Sir,

I admit your general rule,

That every poet is a fool,

But you yourself

May serve to show it,

That every fool

Is not a poet.”

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~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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bottom

last spot

below the gutter

of no significant value

poorest

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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history repeats

never new

will man ever learn

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Poem:

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what a loser
you know that the house will win
why are you such an abuser
besides that, gambling is a sin

stopped gambling, became a workaholic
just another crazy addictive personality
hooked on nicotine and probably an alcoholic
pornographic, masochistic, unhealthy carnality

living in denial, all the using is justified
isolating, pushing away anyone who loves you
in your own mind everything is rationalized
lonely, suicidal, the whole world becomes blue

there is help, if you want it
it usually involves others who can point the way
willpower doesn’t guarantee that you can quit
have someone teach you a new way to pray

help the sick, show unconditional love
be unique, think outside of the box
show them the light that comes from above
and enjoy life’s most awesome paradox

by helping others, you will help yourself

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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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