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The Ability To Dream

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“The ability to dream

is all I have to give.

That is my responsibility;

that is my burden.

And even I grow tired.”

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~ Harlan Ellison

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

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grow

so slow

in a row

go with the flow

know

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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the earth goes around

April showers, May flowers

seasons come and go

Mother Nature is alive

even after we succumb

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Poem:
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God is good, all the time
from the omnipotent to the sublime
a Higher Power with many names
studied in a book by William James

the Universe is good and filled with love
all the blessings emanate from above
humans are the perpetrator of all evil
man has invented everything that is illegal

begins with a thought, then the reaction
only the good and love ends in satisfaction
immoral thoughts, wrong actions, a daily double
a dreary future facing so much trouble

Today, be the person your God wants you to be
hopefully one who is happy, joyous and free

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ME and the Boss

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Rise Up And Soar

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“I do not understand

the whole thrilling verse,

but I love the way poetry

turns ordinary words

into winged things

that rise up and soar!”

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– Margarita Engle

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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dare

to fly

to be you

rise up and soar

individual

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Haiku:

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birds rise up and soar

escaping the predator

survival defense

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Poem:
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who doesn’t like the challenge
the imbecile, the retarded
the emotional with too much baggage
the coward with feelings guarded

those from the gene pool discarded  . . .
dare to be a man among men
strong enough to take out the garbage
willing to be wrong every now and then

be willing to define your role
know that it is OK to share a feeling
understand that God gave you a soul
emotions are not for concealing

who gains from acting macho
double dealing with someones heart
a ghost who is sordid and hollow
an ego that is far from smart

be the man who makes your mother proud
a loving person who can care and share
stand head and shoulders above the crowd
a man of faith, a wish and a prayer

have a goal to make this world a better place
be willing to accept all of God’s grace.

ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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