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Over and Done

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"Dont

over finish

your work.

There is value

to done.”

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~   Paul Gauguin

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)          classic: each word only one syllable

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work

to act

make it run

while you have fun

play

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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weather is perfect
a time to go out and play
beautiful day

ignoring world chaos
democracy is alive

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Poem:

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sunshine and rainbows, another beautiful day
the lucky have nothing to do but play
everyone can enjoy nature at it’s best
given life, every soul has been blessed

precipitation and wind, the weather is miserable
only the ducks may deem it considerable
the weather is good as a conversation piece
guess right or wrong the odds will never increase

the smart are patient knowing that water is life
the tolerant are able to avoid the strife
the wise do not discuss politics or religion
being careful not to expose the family addiction

ignore the weather it is about to change
most opinions are useless and usually strange
today, love, forgive, be patient, tolerant and kind
let only peace and happiness cross your mind

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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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