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But Be

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“A poem

should not

mean

But be.”

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― Archibald MacLeish,

Collected Poems, 1917-1982

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Elfje:      (Cinquain)

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exist

must be

visable or tangible

not in the imagination

consist

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Haiku:

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happy larks warble

no concern for life or death

God is positive

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Poem:

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why me
am I am who I am
do I need a church key
does anyone give a damn

what does it mean to be free
will there be a final exam
is it more than the bird and the bee
was this world just a sham

can I just cop a plea
can I be as happy as a clam
scoring points on bended knee
why doesn’t everyone have to get with the plan

is there a God to play emcee
can my ego handle a grand slam
what really is my cup of tea
must I follow the flow diagram

too many questions,
never an answer
why not me
I’m just glad that I am

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I’m History . . . . . . (call me witty)

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“Histories make men wise;

poets, witty;

the mathematics, subtle;

natural philosophy, deep;

logic and rhetoric,

able to contend.”

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― Francis Bacon

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Elfje:        (Cinquain)

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story

repeated orally

twice told tales

biased towards the winner

history

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Haiku:

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calm before the storm

dark clouds crowd the horizon

birds seek still refuge

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Poem:

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the poet wanted to get serious
the poem wanted to have fun
the poet said I’m curious
the poem said let’s hit and run

people are amusing
do animals  really laugh
individuals are really confusing
could a pig pass a polygraph

most young like to play games
most old become slow and cantankerous
most living things enjoy riding trains
and when the ride stops, all are rancorous

to have real fun let’s become a bully
politicians are a real easy target
gross prevarication practiced anally
all those promises they soon forget

let’s not exclude the actors and actresses
money and fame makes them real experts
what do they know about checks and balances
their ranks filled with just too many perverts

a high shot at the talking heads and fake news
can’t distinguish between reporting and opinion
huge egos protecting politically correct views
Wall Street and big pharma buying their minion

glad we had this time to have some fun
aren’t you glad we didn’t pick on you
hopefully fun will never ever be done
so here’s to looking for you in the zoo

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ME and the Boss

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