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At Breakfast

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“At breakfast!

said Louise in an awed voice.

‘A man who can read poetry

at breakfast would be capable

of anything.”

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~Mary Stewart,

Madam, Will You Talk ?

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Elfje:     Cinquain

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nourishment

after good night’s sleep

milk the cows

before dawn

breakfast

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Haiku:

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frogs croak heralds dusk

summers symphony of love

fireflies dot the night

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Poem:

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whatever happened to face to face
communicating now done by cyberspace
her facebook page was pure fabrication
re-tweeted fake news without hesitation

remember when the phone was attached to a line
a shrug of the shoulders, a wink, were a true sign
text was what you read on a printed page
before the cost of a phone became the golden age

e-mails a record of instant mistakes
not as much fun as tipping jakes
egomaniacs in love with taking the selfies
next they will be  doing the video strip tease

applications for everything but common sense
the more expensive the bigger the pretense
Dick Tracy’s wrist communicator is now reality
making the user smarter is no guarantee

don’t have a cell phone, it’s not a disgrace
face to face is still enjoyed by the human race

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ME and the Boss

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New And Moving Truths

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“Verses which

do not teach men

new and moving truths

do not deserve

to be read.”

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~ Voltaire

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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deplete

use up

never save anything

waste not want not

exhausted

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Haiku:

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natures lessons learned

camouflage, speed  and  weapons

eat or be eaten

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Poem:

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can the man write if he has no talent
can the man sing if he has no song
did anyone notice that the church bells are silent
why does the news concentrate on the wrong

when Dr. Peale died so did positive thinking
the mega congregations reap their millions
the liberals give while the coffers are shrinking
who gave talking heads the right to opinions

the pendulum swings from side to side
the tolerant and the bigot argue their points
public sentiment goes along for the ride
reality and fantasy seek separate disjoints

will there ever be a middle of the road
can man find peace among the discord
will it be possible to have an equitable civil code
can we all agree on what to call our Lord

what would happen if we all knelt to pray
would the universe give us all the same karma
would we be required to put it in our dossier
can we measure up to the varied vara

think optimistic, be the solution, be perfect
the Great Creator has made no junk
surprise, don’t do what others expect
you may even make a pet out of a skunk

have faith
where would the world be without hope

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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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