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The Final Achievement

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“Simplicity is the

final achievement.

After one has played

a vast quantity of notes

and more notes,

it is simplicity

that emerges as

the crowning reward of art.”     

~  Frédéric Chopin

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable
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eased
let up
calm the nerves
glad to be me
pleased
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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5
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please pay the piper
compensate
donate to the cause

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Poem:
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azaleas blooming, red, white and pink
at the Masters it is the signature drink
the tournament renowned as  golf’s best
for the players it is the ultimate contest

for many it is physical prowess tested
Mark Twain called it a good walk wasted
for the spectators it is the ultimate garden
so pristine, Mother Nature will never need a pardon

azaleas announce spring from Florida to Pennsylvania
followed by the seedless families cryptogamia*
camera ready, a springtime beauty to behold
many precious memories more valued than gold

why does man hold on to his history
the ego is at the core of this mystery
who cares how many tournaments this man has won
let us find a way where everyone can have some fun

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ME and the Boss

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cryptogamia*    in a former classification systems: one of two major plant divisions,
including all plants that do not bear seeds: ferns, mosses, algae, fungi.

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Humor and Laughter

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“Humor is

a prelude

to faith,

and laughter

is the beginning

of prayer.”

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~ Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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pray

my plea

if you please

may all be fair

grace

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Haiku:     (5-7-5, nature and seasons the topic)

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God given seasons

a prayer of gratitude

just go with the flow

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Poem:

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time, time, please slow down Mr. Time . . . .
you are faster than I can rhyme
your speed also made me miss my prime
you look like a mountain that I can never climb

please Mr. Time can you be so kind
promise that you will never leave me behind
I’m trying my best to survive just for today
does it help that you are named when I pray

I do thank you Mr. Time for all of the  memories
grateful to have celebrated so many anniversaries
it is my selfish heart that wants so many more
it is not as though I have been keeping score

I apologize Mr. Time for missing the point
today is the day that I must truly anoint
yesterdays and tomorrows can only cloud my view
today I will enjoy your Time looking for what’s new

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ME and the Boss

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