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It Might Have Been

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“For all sad words

of tongue and pen,

The saddest are these,

‘It might have been’.”

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~  John Greenleaf Whittier
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Elfje:         (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable

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might

ought to

could be like

do the right thing

should

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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the brilliant night light

a full moon

shadows in the dark

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Poem:    her·o·in: a highly addictive analgesic drug derived from morphine,
                                often used illicitly as a narcotic producing euphoria.

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selfish, self-centered, 
I want what I want and I want it now
remembered, surrendered
the substance was the sacred cow

there was no need to justify
They tried to hide it the best that they could
there was just that need to get high
a life in shambles, a piece of useless driftwood

I’m so cool, until I think that I will throw up
remembering withdrawals was never a problem
life was just a tempest in a teacup
a wilting plant doomed to never blossom

God to the addictive personality is his habit
even the ritual becomes an obsession
keeping them straight takes a backward jacket
doing the next right thing is out of the question

watching my using friends drop like flies
like a dying man watching my life go before my eyes
change, change, change, time to alter the ego
willing to sacrifice, need to develop a new credo

yes, there were and are things to live for
losing themselves and a whole lot more
addicts never think of the consequences
only a Higher Power could bring them to their senses

the addict must learn to think before the act
always to be looking for a positive fact
the road to recovery is difficult and treacherous
avoiding when possible the elusive tempestuous

prayers and a new God is required
learning what is normal is desired
praying that one day medicine will discover
a healthy and safe way to recover
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ME and the Boss

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Poets Were Daydreamers Too

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“Freud thought that

a psychosis was

a waking dream,

and that poets were

daydreamers too,

but I wonder if the reverse

is not as often true,

and that madness is a fiction

lived in like a rented house”

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~  William Gass

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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madness

genetically predispositioned

post traumatic stress

going off one’s rocker

insanity

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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successful hours

daylight wanes

prayers end the day

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Poem:

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politics and religion can ruin small talk
most people are not qualified to discuss either
their lame excuse is having a mental block
even the smartest can be an underachiever

say the word poetry and watch them squirm
remembering hippies and beatniks reading prose
the genre doesn’t even appeal to every bookworm
rhyme is left to the lover who wants to propose

seems that everyone is just too serious
or just too stupid, enjoying movies that have no plot
beyond ordinary understanding they believe the mysterious
going a lifetime of never having an original thought

the sad lament is that most of them are politicians
praying that they may find some legitimate positions

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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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