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A Witch’s Brew

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“Poetry operates

by hints and

dark suggestions.

It is full of secrets

and hidden formulae,

like a witch’s brew.”

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     ~   Anthony Hecht
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Elfje:            (Cinquain)         

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poet

a word

what could be

a song to sing

poem

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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a birthday today
God blessed him to live this long
now older than  dirt

pleasant memories abound
a simple life lived with love

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Poem:

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The only truth we have
is the real life we have lived
haim, life in Hebrew, to the rav
from memory the past is derived

ego’s pride makes up the lies
the false life we wanted to live
trying to avoid the booby prize
avoiding effort we needed to give

was it real or was it a dream
times swift pace makes life a blur
layers of reality from a deep running stream
ambitions which events had us defer

Tomorrow, God granted,
will we live the truth
with real can we be contented
or must we seek the fountain of youth

don’t waste time waiting for the last dance
if you are given that last chance
live a life that you want to be true
a life with no lies is easy to review

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No, Thank You

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“If the only

prayer you said

was ‘thank you,’

that would be

enough.”

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~ Meister Eckhart

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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prayer

a thought

asking for guidance

listening for the answer

meditation

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

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sadness turned to joy

negative to positive

anger turned to love

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Poem:

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he thought what he felt was a feeling
but the alcohol always kept him reeling
looking forward he saw only the ceiling
his reality was never truly appealing

near death made him change his ways
time allowed him to see through the haze
his body recovered from the sick malaise
to a Higher Power he gives the praise

it became a slew of feelings that he felt
his roller coaster emotions needed a seat belt
his cold stone heart had begun to melt
a new hand of cards he had been dealt

a new friend and then more friends
a fellowship that taught him to make amends
how the wreckage of the past to cleanse
and the twelve steps that paid big dividends

today his feelings are a joy to explore
emotions that are allowed to soar
a life that has been his to restore
peace, serenity and so much more

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ME and the Boss

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