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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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ME and the Boss

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From A Vernal Wood

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“One impulse from a vernal wood

May teach you more of man,

Of moral evil and of good,

Than all the sages can.”

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~ William Wordsworth

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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sages

know everything

experience the teacher

some creations mysteries solved

experts

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

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beautiful artist

sees Creators handiwork

a minds reflection

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Poem:

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alas, that man no longer learns
what Nature so gladly teaches
how survival of the fittest turns
a slow evolution of our features

nature has been displaced by city jungles
man’s attitude influenced by race and religion
majority of concerns regard daily struggles
billions ignorant about nuclear fission

pollution encroaches upon Walden’s pond
oceans clogged by plastic litter
stupid believes the cure is a government bond
or maybe the magic of a presidential twitter

Chicago’s sounds come from gunshots
birds gave up singing long ago
San Francisco’s sanctuary is tied in knots
innocent victims and narcotics dough

Paris riots over global warming
religious radicals causing much woe
Los Angeles is draining the Colorado
extremist need to go with the flow

today is your chance to cure the burn
breath deep, breath slow
find a bad habit to overturn
learn from nature which way to go

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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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