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What Do You Miss ?

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“When you finally

go back to your

old hometown,

you find it wasn’t

the old home you missed

but your childhood.”

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~  Sam Ewing

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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recollections

things remembered

people, places, things

good, bad, happy, sad

memories

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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mountains turning red

geese formations flying south

squirrels hiding nuts

 

nature prepares for winter

chilling winds forecast the change

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Poem:

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the bus stopped a block away
in the wrong direction
a two mile walk to school

clothes were well worn
but always clean
couldn’t afford to dress real cool

the future was a wish and a prayer
mostly fulfilling Mother’s dream
she always started with the Golden Rule

lived my life during a wonderful era
it started with the end of World War II
men on the moon and nuclear fuel

then things began to change
banks and businesses too big to fail
greed enlarged the human cesspool

politicians ran on egos, not on skills
dumbed down education, no civics class
proclaiming themselves the Lords of misrule *

they failed to follow the most obvious lesson
history repeats itself, human nature prevails
they govern from their seat on the dunce’s stool

the future is still a wish and a prayer
the rich and the powerful buying their way
immune from the press’s scorn and ridicule

Whatever happened to the Golden Rule ? ? ?

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*The Lord of misrule is the master of ceremonies at Christmas celebrations.
Politicians get re-elected by giving gifts (contracts and entitlements.)

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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No / Yes

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“After the final no

there comes a yes /

And on that yes

the future world depends.”

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― Wallace Stevens

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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action

doing something

with a purpose

going forward, not backwards

reaction

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Haiku:

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spring rains have arrived

brown earth turns to vibrant green

flowers add color

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Poem:                  (Roundelay)

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in a hurry to go nowhere
hitching a ride on a moonbeam
a destination reached by a wish and a prayer
the store with a hundred flavors of ice cream
a world to conquer if I dare
a reality manufactured in a dream

a destination reached by a wish and a prayer
the store with a hundred flavors of ice cream
to a place that has no care
precariously perched upon a balance beam
a world to conquer if I dare
a reality manufactured in a dream

to a place that has no care
precariously perched upon a balance beam
the joy of being able to share
proud to be a member of the winning team
a world to conquer if I dare
a reality manufactured in a dream

the joy of being able to share
proud to be a member of the winning team
in a hurry to go nowhere
hitching a ride on a moonbeam
a world to conquer if I dare
a reality manufactured in a dream

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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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