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What Is Enough

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“...and then,

I have nature and art

and poetry,

and if that is

not enough,

what is enough?

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~ Vincent van Gogh

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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sufficient
plenty enough
more than adequate
a pretty decent amount
much

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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messages in words

poetry

rhyming melody

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Poem:   The Good King

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it was the angel’s only responsibility
the precocious child of nobility
to keep him safe and lead him to God
if only he were not the Devil’s lightning rod

good and evil, right and wrong
the angel sang her innocent song
the Devil’s beat, he called it rap
the lyrics were a devious trap

the boy an inculpable beholder                          (innocent bystander)
from his left shoulder to his right shoulder
the angel held by the devil’s mesmerizing sway
they danced and pranced the day away

the boy was confused, did just as he pleased
his young heart was unfairly squeezed
some deeds were nice, other acts were atrocious
to his peers he was truly ferocious

God witnessed the dance from His throne above
His message of balance in this world is love
the angel was enraptured by His heavenly glow
to the Devil he delivered a knockout blow

with the angels touch the lad was delivered from hell
the trumpet sounds were joined by the lofty church bell
looking up he saw a Good Orderly Direction
heart and soul his rule was guided by loving affection

the Devil came to and attacked the young lord
the angel stepped in, ever faithful to her word
heart and soul the now king was on the angels side
his faith in love was enough to reverse the tide

the good king’s new bride was the angel in disguise
they lived happily ever after which is no surprise

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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Sweetly Played

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“My love is like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June:

My love is like the melody

That’s sweetly played in tune.

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~ Robert Burns

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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tune

musical creation

voice or instrument

pleasing the savage soul

melody

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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celebrate your soul

where compassion arises

thoughts that make one whole

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Poem:

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headache from the rap music
a generation to be hard of hearing
definitely not thinking lucid
only to the most primal endearing

trying to exercise some tolerance
watching the noise flaunt their money
trying to ignore their arrogance
so too serious that it is almost funny

tattoos crying I have no self esteem
what’s with the pants down to the knees
negativity, hate and killing a major theme
a vocabulary that doesn’t include thank you or please

whatever happened to decent moral values
with less gratitude they expect more
it seems that the shock value is what really sells
words and actions almost impossible to ignore

respect is demanded, never earned
banging, clanging rap is even in the commercials
sitting at the red light all heads are turned
twenty four seven they live in the rehearsals

thank God electronics have saved the oldies
what is gold and platinum shall never tarnish
styles of music that won’t ever need apologies
listening to sweet melodies that most can cherish

tunes you can hum, words that convey love
maybe even a beat that you can dance to
poetic lyrics sung by angels from above
patience, the evil shall meet their waterloo

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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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