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Perfect Sense

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Many have referred

to [Lewis] Carroll’s

rhymes as nonsense,

but in my childhood world

Los Angeles in the ’50s

they made perfect sense.”

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~ Wanda Coleman

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Elfje: Cinquain

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plan

to think

brought to mind

some good, some bad

thoughts

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Senryu:

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crying tears of joy

happy for a friend who cares

good time to have fun

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Poem:

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there was a time , once
he sat in the corner and was called a dunce
not dumb, just that his brain was on backwards
his dreams were the only thing that matters

he was introduced to the mind changing alcohol
paper tiger courage, he was no longer small
like Superman, a single leap over the wall
and like a drunk, on his face he did fall

thought he was Don Juan, all the girls did run
his stinking thinking thought that this was fun
on the dance floor he thought he was Fred Astaire
to his partner it was like dancing with a bear

he crossed the line, he needed to drink
justification, reasons, lies were all that he could think
the guilt, shame and remorse were not fun
he was alone, isolated, friends there were none

God had other plans for this soul
a suggestion he received when released on parole
visit a fellowship made up of recovering drunks
a group that found the way out of the dumps

with paper in hand he showed up at the door
the message was that he did not have to feel that way anymore
time quickly passed and he heard just keep coming back
new friends and new thinking kept him on track

he learned, never cured, just a daily reprieve
of a loving Higher Power he came to believe
a living miracle, one of the ten percent
he was no longer the loser or the malcontent

his mission became the spreading of the word
his tale of recovery is what they heard

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Gone Mad

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“Have I gone mad?

I’m afraid so,

but let me tell

you something,

the best people

usually are.”

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~ Lewis Carroll

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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mad

mind slipped

away from reality

irresponsible inappropriate social behaviors

crazy

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

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heart felt petty love

the verge of insanity

the reason to love

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Poem:

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memories invade the silence
the noise keeps the mind out of balance
could have, should have, what if
just too close to the edge of the cliff

the brain chemistry is out of whack
another manic depressive paranoiac
diagnosed with an eccentric personality disorder
thoughts replayed by a broken tape recorder

fits all the criteria for a disease
always getting worse by degrees
fatal to the victim before their time
often ahead of or when in their prime

the fortunate are prescribed a magic potion
an elixir that does not destroy the emotion
the mind fights back and becomes immune
new cocktails needed before the next full moon

lives lived in constant confusion
what is real and what is a delusion
the lucky become great artist or poets
institutions for those on the scale the lowest

drawing the fine line between crazy and genius
victims coming from a population that is heterogeneous
the mind is a terrible thing to waste
or was it the soul that has been misplaced

prayers that science may find a solution
man could disappear waiting for evolution
the Great Creator may have His reasons
why every person is fighting their own demons

in the meantime try to be civilized
most people are not as advertised

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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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