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Footprints

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“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time;

Footprints, that perhaps another,
Sailing o’er life’s solenm main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us then be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.”

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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plod

walk wearily

keep on going

through thick and thin

trudge

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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rain, rain go away

come again

as you surely will

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Poem:

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spirituality is a God that glows
religion is crowd control
love is a heart that shows
hate is to blacken one’s soul

kindness is thinking of others
meanness is born of selfishness
happiness is celebrating mothers
anger is the birthplace of nemesis

good or evil is a choice
life is best lived in balance
do the next right thing and rejoice
when in doubt, always chose silence

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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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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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