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Because We Can

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‘We write

for the same reason

that we walk, talk,

climb mountains or

swim the oceans –

because we can….

that’s why we dare

to love someone –

because we have the impulse

to explain who we are.”

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~ Maya Angelou

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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come

to me

let’s be free

do what we please

go

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Haiku:

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stuck between seasons

what to wear is confusing

hot, cold, breezy, calm

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Poem:

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choices, to laugh or to cry
don’t ask me why

judged to be good or bad
you may jiggle the doodad

color me black or white
good night, out of sight

my sides are right and left
stay away from the cuckoos nest

living in a world that makes no sense
too many bodies that won’t give two cents

souls languishing in a netherland limbo
identities sought by becoming a pinko

everyone shouting, nobody listening
senses numbed by negative conditioning

whatever will become of this world
flags of unborn nations yet unfurled

is there a solution to the puzzle
will there be an end to the trouble

will man forever have to live in fear
will there be a mother left to wipe away the tear

pray that tomorrow the sun will rise
that peace will be restored by the wise

that man will live to be civilized
that no soul will be disenfranchised

harmony, goodwill and friendship will prevail
just believe in a real fairytale

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ME and the Boss.

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My Inner Child

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“I’m happy

to report

that my

inner child

is still ageless.”

~ James Broughton

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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ego

inner child

natured and nurtured

the person I’ve become

self

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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refuse to grow up

question, challenge, dare to be

laugh, love and enjoy

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Poem:

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growing up, learning to face the fears
enjoying the feelings that bring me to tears
too many years lost to the addiction
learned to live with the incurable affliction

it all started with admit and accept
belief in a power greater than my intellect
willingness to accept guidance from above
feeling the power of unconditional love

wrote the biography, both good and bad
knowing the disease made me a deadbeat dad
prayed to God, told another human being
the fog lifted, forgiveness allowed the seeing

had to identify all the bad habits and traits
those things that were attributed to the fates
a lifelong endeavor to correct and amend
going to meetings that I must attend

indiscretions of the past had to be cleared
another hurdle that was greatly feared
amends made by a changed attitude
a true faith in human nature renewed

errors and omissions promptly admitted
to a new way of life firmly committed
gratitude, prayers and meditation
to a Higher Power is given citation

His will is to be kind, tolerant and loving
in His guidance to be trusting
a spiritual awakening recognizes choices
gratitude expressed by many voices

a message carried to those still suffering
a program worked for those recovering
always trying to do the next right thing
happy, joyous and free we sing

steps to lift the soul from despair
a fellowship beyond compare

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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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