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But Be

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“A poem

should not

mean

But be.”

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― Archibald MacLeish,

Collected Poems, 1917-1982

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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exist

must be

visable or tangible

not in the imagination

consist

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Haiku:

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happy larks warble

no concern for life or death

God is positive

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Poem:

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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

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True Poems Flee

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“To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry,
though never in a Book
it lie —
True Poems flee —”

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~ Emily Dickinson

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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flee

open heart

mind set free

kindness, happiness, love, me

freedom

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Haiku:

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natures bright beauty

obvious, no camouflage

for all to enjoy

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Poem:

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every man his own song
a tune always remembered
forgotten words, just hum along
a happy soul unencumbered

first learned on mothers lap
upon playgrounds in grade school
mouth hidden by a baseball cap
whatever it took to be real cool

reminders of the first love
sock hop dances at the “y”
cooing like a mourning dove
songs like American pie

1812 Overture, Bolero
doo wop to jazz
a little song sparrow
and all that razzmatazz

we all love shower room acoustics
even the saddest music can make one happy
pencils make wonderful drum sticks
mesmerized by the tune that is catchy

sing your favorite song
find a friend, enjoy polyphony
let your heart beat strong
delight in life’s fine harmony

be someone’s sunshine
and
know that
the music will never die

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ME and the Boss

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