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A Little And A Big Myth

“Historical sense

and poetic sense

should not, in the end,

be contradictory,

for if poetry is the

little myth we make,

history is the big myth

we live, and in our living,

constantly remake.”

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~ Robert Penn Warren

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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history

what happened

subject to interpretation

according to the winners

posterity

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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selfish self centered

egotist

it’s all about me

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Poem:

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can we ever see the whole picture
with motives hiding in the shadow
experiences tend to cloud the mixture
biased prejudices that can over expose

does the truth rely upon honesty
aren’t most responses just a habit
what is best, quality or quantity
can anyone cover the full gambit

does fantasy ever become reality
to the delusional there is no difference
will there ever be something which is free
every action does have its consequence

resign, you can believe what you want
always remember that the sickest
are their very own worst confidant
and their minds can be changed the quickest

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ME and the Boss

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A Little Myth

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“The poem is

a little myth

of man’s capacity

of making life

meaningful.”

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~   Robert Penn Warren

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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love

all creation

know and unknown

body, mind and soul

life

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

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crying tears of joy

emotions overflowing

happy, happy, me

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Poem:

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existing in and among my own fantasy
enduring a soul living in bankruptcy

hoping and wishing, a wannabe
dreaming of a life that is carefree

life quickly travels towards an end enraptured
moments that can never ever be recaptured

obituaries announce the eventual passing
desires to keep the memories everlasting

the happy seek the proverbial sunshine
there is no harm living on cloud nine

cram a life into every special moment
seek the spells of wonderful enchantment

life is too short to unconsciously wonder
do something good before they put you under

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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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