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Fossil Poetry

Language

is

fossil Poetry.”


~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Elfje: (Cinquain) Classic, each word only a single syllable.

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words

you said

nouns and verbs

a tone of voice

speech

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Haiku:

pitter patter rain

seedling needs food, sunshine

Gods hydroponics

Poem:

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he was dreaming of building a rocket
while wearing a hat like Davy Crockett
no dreams, much to young to smoke a pipe
most of the world saw him as a stereotype

mumbled and stumbled through life as a teenager
went to college but could never declare a major
got drunk and was kicked out of the fraternity
managed to impregnate the ugliest girl in the sorority

never confused with being an eager beaver
managed to survive as an underachiever
alcohol and drugs he turned into an abuse
the mean ugly world gave him an excuse

since we love happy endings, we’ll give him recovery
finding the truth was a road of discovery
he now lives a life that is happy, joyous and free
believing in a Higher Power was beginning key

to the still sick and suffering he shares his story
to the God of his understanding he gives a glory
more sobriety, more keys, more doors to open
enjoying the best world he could have ever chosen

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In Flowers

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“The

earth

laughs

in flowers.”

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~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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luminous

shadowy light

deep inner glow

filmy but subtly translucent

opalescent

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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loved to distraction

awful close to smothering

you cannot own them

too jealous is a sickness

room to breathe does much better

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Poem:

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act your age
I don’t know how
I’ve never been this age before
am I supposed to act like a bore

it is not an act, I think I am real
I know I am not a very big deal
I’m just glad to be little old me
a soul that is happy, joyous and free

getting old has not been fun
that and too many things left undone
will the circus ever come back to town
do you have to grow up if you are a clown

in the beginning the sun will rise
all of nature will look to the skies
when all is done the sun will set
each day a deadly game of roulette

today I’ll act the way I want to act
regardless of my age, and that is a fact

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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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