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All That Glitters

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“For you may palm

upon us

new for old:

All,

as they say,

that glitters,

is not gold.”

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~  John Dryden

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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flowering

beautiful colors

exquisite pleasing aroma

subject for the artist

bouquet

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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shallow babbling brook

from the mountains melting snow

stocked with rainbow trout

 

will global warming kill it

will pollution get there first

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Poem:

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the beautiful grandchild giggles
the laugh of the innocent young
the walk is mostly unstable wiggles
to mother’s hem she desperately clung

smiling until she wants something
small grunts eventually become crocodile tears
your heart she is constantly touching
now realizing how quickly went the years

remembering when her father had no fears
could or would not give up trying for nothing
each new step rewarded with cheers
win or lose there was always the loving

praying that her generation will live in peace
that man’s selfish insanity will soon cease

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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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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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