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A Justification

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“Poetry had always seemed

something I could turn to

in need – an emergency exit,

a lifebuoy, as well as

a justification.”

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~ John Fowles

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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justification

wrong explanation

building plausible excuses

legitimizing the illegitimate reason

alibi

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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flowers aroma

heady scent

draws pollinators

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Poem:

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stop it . . .turn off that damned TV
it was entertainment, now it’s propaganda
even football was reduced to a bended knee
aren’t you privy to the left wing memoranda

the Lone Ranger will never ride again
gone are Howdy Doody and Clarabell
no moral message, nothing but a brain drain
now, everything ends with a violent bombshell

we were warned by Orwell in 1984
social media has become our Big Brother
not an honest soul remains to keep score
time to pray for a fairy godmother

be a friend, have a friend, do something nice
good deeds travel fast with no purchase price

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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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More Cleverly

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“Writing is learning

to say nothing,

more cleverly

each day.”

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~ William Allingham

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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innuendo

nasty insinuation

bearer of misinformation

who started the rumor

gossip

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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quick to parse your word

ever looking for excuse

to misinterpret

 

negative side of the coin

sabotaging the meaning

 

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Poem:

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had a wonderful dream
the start of my best poem yet
can’t remember shit

was it set beside a babbling stream
was it a place where we all met
thinking I’m going to throw a fit

was it to include a unique scheme
were you playing Russian roulette
time to sing john james jingleheimer schmidt

was I riding on a sunbeam
need to tie my brain to the ethernet
sorrow deserves another banana split

need to collect my thoughts on a particle beam
bad habit, old age, I forget
maybe tomorrow, I’ll remember shit

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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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