Tag Archives: positive

Till My Eyes Would Bleed

.

“When I was 14,

I would sit up

in my room

and write

till my eyes

would bleed.”

.

~ Quincy Jones

.

Elfje:            (Cinquain)

.

quarantine

Italian quarantina

separated from others

period of forty days

isolation

.

Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

.

kindness is respect

happiness is a big smile

enthusiasm
your attitude is your own
be upbeat, be positive

.

Poem:

.

selfish and self-centered to the core
I want what I want, more, more, more
arrogant, egotistical, it all is a big show
what is really me I don’t want you to know

fear says you would never like the real me
I’ll pretend to be exactly what you want to see
a sickness that indeed robs the soul
the delusion is that I possess self-control

to please you I am either needy or greedy
to the pristine wall I am the graffiti
a mind altering substance was my escape
I’m the super hero without the cape

I ignored a thousand God given signs
ego called it art when I colored outside the lines
I was finally saved, in spite of myself
new directions delivered from a bookshelf

a small pocket booklet of 164 pages
written by 100 of the very first sages
directions for living with a backward brain
a prescription for easing the emotional pain

willing to change is how it works
truths told by men who once were jerks
learning to love and live with others
becoming a part of a band of brothers

finding a Higher Power, his praises to sing
choosing to do the next right thing
today it is no longer me, me, me
I follow a program that begins with we

 

.

ME and the Boss

.

.

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

.

..


What Am I Saying

.

“I am so clever

that sometimes

I don’t understand

a single word

of what I am saying.”

.

~  Oscar Wilde

.

.

.

Elfje:         (Cinquain)

.

clever

so smart

mentally quick, resourceful

showing inventiveness and skill

ingenious

.

Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

.

it has stopped raining

sunny skies

humidity builds

.

Poem:

.

ha, ha, ha
laughing is a positive
wa, wa, wa
crying is a negative

most souls live somewhere in the middle
no crying, no laughing, no playing the fiddle
the fortunate live life on the positive side
never forgetting when they have cried

shed a crocodile tear for the ignorant
guard your ego with motivations innocent
laugh at the pompous clowns know as politicians
sympathize with the many who suffer untreated addictions

the world will go on with or without us
even the best are just another bozo on the bus
laughing with but not at others
we are all siblings from different mothers

ha, ha, ha
laughing is contagious
wa, wa, wa
crying is courageous

 

.

ME and the Boss

.

.

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

.

https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

.

.

..

 

 


%d bloggers like this: