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Imitate The Best

“if you’re going

to use the word

‘dream’

in a poem,

you had better be

langston hughes.”

~ Jewelle Gomez

Elfje: Classic: each word is a single syllable.

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dream

hope to

what you want

like to die for

wish

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Haiku:

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spring is upon us

the earth comes back to full life

a new birth begins .

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Poem:

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he thought he could learn by osmosis
it was just another of his many neurosis
lazy would be a better description
Mad Magazine was his favorite subscription

he used and abused everything he could
it didn’t matter if were bad or good
one was too many, a thousand never enough
he could handle it, he was really really tough

everything hurt when he hit his bottom
he could not believe how low he had fallen
the Judge concluded that he needed some help
his response was to let out a despondent yelp

the therapist recommended a twelve step program
he needed to start cramming for his final exam
his sponsor noted that osmosis would not work
he just needed to stop being a jerk

he was asked to follow a few simple suggestions
to be honest, no lying, when answering questions
keep coming back was all they said
clear the cobwebs from out of the head

he became the miracle
his life was more than allegorical
to carry the message became his advocation
every day a cause for celebration

for many years he touched many lives
his legend now lives in the local archives

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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An Ideal

“Every poet…

finds himself born

in the midst of prose.

He has to struggle

from the littleness

and obstruction of

an actual world

into the freedom

and infinitude of

an ideal.”

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― Thomas Carlyle

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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unique

that place

like no other

paradise of one’s own

utopia

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Haiku:

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fog cascades surreal
fairy dust covers snails trails
morning dew sparkles

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Poem:

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I love tic-tac-toe
the game played with Xs and Os
Xs are for the hugs I crave
Os are for the kisses I gave

the British call it noughts and crosses
a stuffy way to put love in boxes
I guess a cold handshake will have to do
what do they do to the girl they want to woo

a special derisive thank you to Hallmark
knowing that love needed a renewed spark
for keeping St. Valentine’s legend alive
and a bigger business to contrive

can’t forget the sweets for the sweets
Russel-Stover and Godiva provide the eats
splurge, start the diet tomorrow
another good day for remorse and sorrow

this year, ignore the commercial
be special, love special
not just for that special day
but for each and every day

and in every way

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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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