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The Experimental Life

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“The world has

never favored

the experimental life.

It despises poets,

fanatics, prophets

and lovers.”

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― Randolph Bourne

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Elfje: Cinquain

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hook

by crook

what the heck

nails on the paw

claw

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Senryu:

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lost in mornings mist

a question which way to turn

the mind is at sea

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Poem:

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so sad
they died so young
taken by the disease of addiction

I’m mad
so many songs to be sung
for some families a predisposition

granddad
the first to be stung
but not the first to suffer from the trip to perdition

dad
heard it from grandmother’s tongue
but he chose to ignore the dreaded admonition

son
much to young to see how the door swung
hopefully the last to suffer from this malediction

I’m glad
on the ladder there is one more rung
a twelve step program to keep the devil in remission

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ME and the Boss

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Paradiso

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“It is difficult

to write a paradiso

when all the superficial

indications are that

you ought to write

an apocalypse.”

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~ Ezra Pound

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Elfje:           (Cinquain)

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Eden

perfect love

heaven’s holy realm

the hearts inner circle

paradise

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Haiku:

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gentle cooling breeze

golden leaves begin to fall

fields yield their harvest

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Poem:

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mumbling through a foggy dream
sleep walking on a balance beam
haunted by many past indiscretions
practicing the giving of false impressions

never satisfied with the life I lived
envious of those who have so much to give
of material things I was jealous
resentful or those whose lives were zealous

found some steps to show me the way
a path that lead me out of the gray
lead by an unlikely band of kindred spirit
positive souls with spunk and merit

who knew that life could begin again
a reason to live, new purposes to attain
a disease that can be put into remission
a Higher Power’s will brought to fruition

ever mindful of the built in forgetter
off to a meeting to help me get better
always thankful for that fateful God incident
knowing that it was not a simple coincident

being positive, being the person my God wants me to be
a soul lucky enough to be happy, joyous and free

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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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