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Better Than Dreams

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“Ideas must work

through the brains

and arms of men,

or they are no better

than dreams”

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~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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ideas

random thoughts

what could be

building a better world

dreams

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Haiku:

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hoot owl greets the moon

crickets serenade the night

summer night’s alive

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Poem:   6 x 3 + 2    aaB ccB ddB eeB ffB ggB  hh

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the old man’s belongings sent to the dump
each black plastic bag making a small lump
just another of the millions of lives lost to the mundane

product of a totally dysfunctional family
lived his life motivated by his fantasy
he was just one of the many who lived a life in vain

as a youth he never ever had a dream
he was always swimming upstream
never knew enough to come in out of the rain

he was either too early or too late for his prime time
playing second fiddle to those whose lives were fine
he almost married Miss Mary Jane

retired to Florida in a large mobile home village
sat around with the guys playing cribbage
watching each other slowly go insane

his redeeming quality was being a nice guy
glad to greet you with a twinkle in his eye
however, from conversations he would abstain

no eulogy, no service, no one to claim the remains
for them a single poem with a million names

 

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ME and the Boss.

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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A Meteor

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“A poem

is a

meteor.”

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~ Wallace Stevens

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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vaporize

or explode

into earth’s atmosphere

God’s nightly fireworks display

meteor

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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happiness expressed

joyful heart

silent gratitude

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Poem:

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there is this place I call never-the-less
to all of my friends I give free access
the place is filled with excuses galore
who could wish for anything more

the place is a series of rooms, nooks and crannies
there is an cool pond to keep fire from the fannies
there is a looking glass that can see future trouble
it has yet to learn how to pick the daily double

make yourself fit using the many trick mirrors
there are free warm hugs when you get the shivers
the ceiling is made from the trees of knowledge and life
a picture of Heavens peace when man gives up strife

come visit, we’ll have lunch and go exploring
we’ll make a plan for man his faith restoring
regardless, at any rate, we can all be the critic
all the same, in any event, I’ll be there in spirit

never-the-less, we can all do it anyhow, God willing
never-the-less, we’ll never do it anyway, fates fulfilling  

 

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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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