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An Ideal

“Every poet…

finds himself born

in the midst of prose.

He has to struggle

from the littleness

and obstruction of

an actual world

into the freedom

and infinitude of

an ideal.”

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― Thomas Carlyle

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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unique

that place

like no other

paradise of one’s own

utopia

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Haiku:

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fog cascades surreal
fairy dust covers snails trails
morning dew sparkles

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Poem:

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I love tic-tac-toe
the game played with Xs and Os
Xs are for the hugs I crave
Os are for the kisses I gave

the British call it noughts and crosses
a stuffy way to put love in boxes
I guess a cold handshake will have to do
what do they do to the girl they want to woo

a special derisive thank you to Hallmark
knowing that love needed a renewed spark
for keeping St. Valentine’s legend alive
and a bigger business to contrive

can’t forget the sweets for the sweets
Russel-Stover and Godiva provide the eats
splurge, start the diet tomorrow
another good day for remorse and sorrow

this year, ignore the commercial
be special, love special
not just for that special day
but for each and every day

and in every way

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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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When

“I sometimes think

you despise poetry,’

said Phineas.

‘When it is false I do.

The difficulty is to know

when it is false

and when it is true.”

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― Anthony Trollope

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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question

definitive answer

true or false

throw in monkey wrench

maybe

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Haiku:

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question the weather

nature appears as the truth

man can only guess

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Poem

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incessantly the waves throb

the breeze constant and prevailing

swimmers heads sway and bob

mind and body want to go sailing

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beaches sought to enhance the pleasure

some seek to see, some go to be seen

experiences sought to forever measure

fertile gardens of love for the growing teen

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cotton candy and salt water taffy

boardwalks that arouse all of the senses

only the crazy cannot be happy

even the bashful start acting pretentious.

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oh so quickly summer comes to an end

the crowds and the vendors have had their season

what stays open the locals recommend

their favorite time of the year, they have a reason

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some enjoy the heat, the crowds, the excitement and joy

others the fall, while the water is still warm,

some winter or spring their time to enjoy

they know the shore is the best place to experience a storm

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the beach, the shore, sand and sunburns

memories of family and friends forever

where many of life’s lessons one first learns

thanks Mother Nature for the memories to treasure.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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