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A Single Book

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“Beware

the man

of a

single

book.”

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Thomas Aquinas

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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reader

knows torah

understands bible verse

the qualified koran interpreter

guru

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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predict the future

March forecast springs arrival

oracles omens

Caesar beware of the ides        (3-15- 44 BC)

Toys R Us files bankruptcy       (3-15-2018)

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Poem:

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it is alright to let your mind travel to far away lands
trips to a fantasyland that no one else understands
just remember to come home from time to time
unless your chosen vocation is being a street mime

those who think they are in control call it a daydream
hopefully your trips are not too frequently upstream
beware of the romantic delusion that verges upon lust
better to dream being rich and building a charitable trust

is it only the sick whose fantasies become nightmares
or was it what you ate that made you unawares
what of the seer whose mind cultivates premonitions
can anyone do it under the right set of conditions

must you make reservations to take these trips
must you pack a bag if you’re joining the apocalypse
let this rhyme stimulate your mind
and may all of your trips be one of a kind

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ME and the Boss

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Over and Done

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"Dont

over finish

your work.

There is value

to done.”

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~   Paul Gauguin

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)          classic: each word only one syllable

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work

to act

make it run

while you have fun

play

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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weather is perfect
a time to go out and play
beautiful day

ignoring world chaos
democracy is alive

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Poem:

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sunshine and rainbows, another beautiful day
the lucky have nothing to do but play
everyone can enjoy nature at it’s best
given life, every soul has been blessed

precipitation and wind, the weather is miserable
only the ducks may deem it considerable
the weather is good as a conversation piece
guess right or wrong the odds will never increase

the smart are patient knowing that water is life
the tolerant are able to avoid the strife
the wise do not discuss politics or religion
being careful not to expose the family addiction

ignore the weather it is about to change
most opinions are useless and usually strange
today, love, forgive, be patient, tolerant and kind
let only peace and happiness cross your mind

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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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