Tag Archives: nature

Genuine

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“Poetry

… a place for the genuine.

Hands that can grasp,

eyes that can dilate,

hair that can rise.”

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― Marianne Moore

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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eyes

grow wider

seeing is beieving

how could that be

magic

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Haiku:

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listening to the birds

natures sounds so melodic

happiness and joy

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Poem:

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sitting on the fence rail
pondering the choices to be made
should I, could I, would I
why am I always so afraid

forever having fun
lessons never learned
selfish instant gratification
all those bridges that I have burned

as the Dutchman always said
too soon oldt, too late schmart
if you mind, does it matter
everyone must read Descartes

reverie over, make the decision
listen to the heart that God made
it knows to do the next right thing
without the need for an accolade

happiness, joy and freedom
blessed by a light from above
conscious, aware, sensing the vibe
enjoying the souls best feeling . . . love

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ME and the Boss

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Obvious

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“Contemporary poets

got so obscure

that poetry kind of

fell out of favor. ”

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~ Paul Ruffin

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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coy

subtle hints

are you thinking

tell it like it

is

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Haiku:

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natures abundance

perpetual emotion

moving all senses

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Poem:

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a mask carved from stone
he was always so very, very serious
a smile would probably crack his face
his demeanor posed deleterious

most believed he had no heart
his vocabulary consisted of grunts and groans
but under it all his mother knew
he had a good heart and strong bones

who knows what is behind God’s grand design
who among us is qualified to judge another’s character
can anyone determine the strength of that man’s spine
only God knows who is prey and who is predator

once upon a certain Saturday all hell broke loose
recalcitrant unleashed a hailstorm of destruction
the stone face frowned and knew he had no excuse
he reacted as taught by his military instruction

a hero posthumously,  credited with saving many
we must  never judge a heart by the face it wears

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ME’s note: Balance, not too obvious, not too obscure,                                                                                      makes for more enjoyable poetry.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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