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Enough

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“You do not read enough,

You do not know enough.

That is why you are not

poet enough.”

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Michael Lerian

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Elfje:

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mind

pay attention

see what happens

unchangeable laws of nature

matter

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Haiku:

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muggy already

summer mornings sweltering

noons cooling showers

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Poem:

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when you think you’re humble – you’re not
an attribute that cannot be bought
humility grows when you are thinking of others
when all colors and creeds become you brothers

the egomaniacs think only of themselves
never a kind thought to help someone else
the politician tries to straddle the fence
giving you all you wanted is their pretense

I am the best, you need to elect me
there are no monkeys in my family tree
trust me, I’ll never abuse my power
as I look down on you from my ivory tower

politicians need to take a lie detector test
promises, promises, will they do their best
can they dream fifty years from now
what will be the legacy that they will endow

naw, forget it, give me the power, give me the cash
forget the nigger, the spic, the stupid white trash
gimme, gimme, gimme, the face time that I crave
I’ll do my best to give lip service to all of the brave

why would anyone want to be a politician
is there really a soul with a humble mission
the pendulum swings from left to right
the voters will vote, it is their birthright

are these words an echo from the past
it’s not likely we’ll evade the political typecast
all history demands that it shall repeat itself
just another dusty tome languishing on a shelf

be brave, avoid the stereotype
vote for the humble candidate,
the one not given to hype
the one who smokes a peace pipe

cherish the fact that you can vote
don’t become an historical footnote
and when you can,
be the citizen who counts

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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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Nothing Is Always Something

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“Don’t you just love

poetry that gives you

a crinkly feeling

up and down your back?”

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~ L.M. Montgomery,

Anne of Green Gables

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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nothing
to see
with eyes closed
use the other senses
something

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Haiku:

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welcomed steady rain
water to refresh the earth
giving life to all

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Poem:

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nothing is always something
seeing is never believing
fingers and heart are touching
hearing can be very deceiving

words can be extremely confusing
know it alls will say anything
accidental puns are amusing
blessings reside in the fairy ring

love can mean so many things
a kindness is never wasted
bells toll when the angel gets its wings
when will peace be created

something does not have to be an action
nothing can give rise to moral satisfaction

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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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