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A Dupe To Illusions

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“Perhaps it is better

to wake up after all,

even to suffer,

rather than to remain

a dupe to illusions

all one’s life.”

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~ Kate Chopin

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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disillusion

total confusion

another optical illusion

never a forgone conclusion

frustration

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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selfish, self-centered

no respect

me, me, only me

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Poem:

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politics as usual

the ego is seeking the publicity
the ultimate goal is duplicity
those who support them are guilty of complicity
gerrymandering has nothing to do with simplicity

vilifying the opponent, close to slander
heaven forbid that they would use candor
the working man an innocent bystander
they will saying anything just to pander

race, color, creed just a percentage
more human fodder made into a silage
writers avoiding the subliminal message
vote for me, avoid the looming presage

liberal, conservative, middle of the road
to which vote is our allegiance owed
is there still such a thing as a moral code
don’t let this be just another repeat episode

a government by the people and for the people
may it ring from each and every church steeple
just once, may we have the truth come out
believe, have faith, your vote does have clout

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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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Conversely

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“There is bad

in all good authors:

what a pity

the converse

isn’t true!”

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~ Philip Larkin

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Elfje:

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trip

right foot

one step forward

left foot comes next

walking

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Haiku:

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unseasonably warm

natures decade cycle

skipping a season

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Poem:

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what price love
to relinquish heart and mind
to abandon what we dream of
to the obvious become blind

or is it just to compromise
to follow the dictates of the soul
to be fooled by the disguise
to enjoy being out of control

what price love
faith, the majority get it right the first time
the selfish must try more than once

ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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