Tag Archives: rhyme

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“Poetry must be

as new as foam,

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as old as the rock.”.

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― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:   ( Cinquain )

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faith

I can’t

hope You can

give me the strength

prayer

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Haiku:

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smell the new mown grass

nature attacks all senses

joys of summer’s warmth

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Poem:

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Poetry is old words

Poetry is old ideas

mix the two together

to come up  with something new

hoping that they rhyme

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big words are rarely necessary

just when you need an alliteration

little words will fill the bill

as long as you don’t repeat them

over and over, all of the time

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sometimes there is a story to tell

often it is just about feelings

only minutes to finish most of a thought

then hours to find just the right word

to complete the line

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from love to war

mariners lost at sea

poetry reflects the dreams of man

moves the heart and works the brain

usually inferring the murky sublime

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for the writer and the reader

it is the challenge to love the verse

metaphors difficult to decipher

silliness made too obvious

poetry becomes the victimless crime

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ME and the Boss

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No Interpreter Needed

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“Great poetry

needs no interpreter

other than a

responsive heart.”

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― Helen Keller

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Elfje:

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feelings

emotionally charged

accepting what comes

life on life’s terms   (Life on God’s terms)

human

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Haiku:

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the shores sandy dunes

pushed by the oceans currents

summer vacation

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Poem:

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some say the best poems extol the virtues of love

while soaring above on the wings of a dove

stories about feelings, fears and life

worries about things that cause angst and strife

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every day the feelings are different

those without mothers become the ignorant

books with stories teach us how to feel

family and friends explain that which is real

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some seek to alter the mood so they need not think

can’t figure out why when they lie to the shrink

sad are those whose brains are on a perpetual swing

ups and downs caused by the brains short circuit wiring

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lucky are those whose friends have feelings that are mutual

the paranoid, the loner are not that unusual

will man ever be able to fix the brain

can there be a time when no one will be insane

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until medicine finds the cure

self education will be the basic tool

learning to live the Golden Rule

hope’s of growing up and becoming mature

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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