Tag Archives: mind

But Be

.

“A poem

should not

mean

But be.”

.

― Archibald MacLeish,

Collected Poems, 1917-1982

.

.

Elfje:      (Cinquain)

.

exist

must be

visable or tangible

not in the imagination

consist

.

Haiku:

.

happy larks warble

no concern for life or death

God is positive

.

Poem:

.

why me
am I am who I am
do I need a church key
does anyone give a damn

what does it mean to be free
will there be a final exam
is it more than the bird and the bee
was this world just a sham

can I just cop a plea
can I be as happy as a clam
scoring points on bended knee
why doesn’t everyone have to get with the plan

is there a God to play emcee
can my ego handle a grand slam
what really is my cup of tea
must I follow the flow diagram

too many questions,
never an answer
why not me
I’m just glad that I am

.

.

ME and the Boss

.

.
https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

.

..

Advertisements

If You Don’t Read

.

“Maybe you’re
one of those people
who writes poems,
but rarely reads them.
Let me put this as
delicately as I can:
If you don’t read,
your writing is going
to suck.”

.

~ Kim Addonizio

.

Elfje: (Cinquain)

.

together

we stand

voices in harmony

our cause in agreement

united

.

Haiku:

.

fog greets the morning

condensation shrouds windows

world a white blur

.

Poem:

.

who or what is the best teacher
mother, father, guru, preacher
does the experience have to be yours
does everything hide behind locked doors

what sparks a child’s interest in learning
is intelligence connected to yearning
will television replace common sense
can artificial intelligence teach self defense

government wants to dumb everyone down
programmed parents just wanna be clowns
the rich get richer, the poor just succumb
elderly try to survive on a fixed income

greed, avarice and jealousy the political ideals
constitution rewritten by a court of appeals
what ever happened to cursive and civics
can the world be cured by metaphysics

pray, as we see the world population increase
try to do your part to  teach world peace
smile

.

.

ME and the Boss

.

.

.

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

.

..


%d bloggers like this: