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A Social Effect

“The poem has

a social effect of some kind

whether or not

the poet wills it to have.

It has a kenetic force,

it sets in motion…

elements in the reader

that would otherwise

remain stagnant.”

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 ~ Denise Levertov

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Elfje: Cinquain (Classic, each word only one syllable)

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flat

no taste

used too much

not full of life

stale

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Senryu:

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just go with the flow

control is always God’s choice

just let things happen

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Poem:

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unique we think, yet we are more alike
especially for that drunk named Mike
he learned to identify the many feelings
better than watching the spinning ceilings

just another with brains on backward
inebriated, uninhibited, wannabe bad actor
fear motivated his entire persona
really an angel but he lost his corona

God, in His mercy, struck him sober
said it would be his last hangover
he was introduced to a Group Of Drunks
they showed him how to step out of the dumps

time passed on and he found peace of mind
he even learned how to be loving and kind
a spiritual foundation gave him serenity
family and friends loved his new identity

today he is about giving back
his wisdom is a trusted almanac
he offers others the pathway to nirvana
for some it’s a road map to find Tijuana

his brain is still on backwards he knows
but a new way of thinking really shows
he only suggest that you may try his way
the least you can do is to stop and pray
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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com/

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Little Words

When you are gone,
there is nor bloom nor leaf,
Nor singing sea at night,

nor silver birds;
And I can only stare,

and shape my grief
In little words.


Dorothy Parker


Elfje: Cinquain

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babies

cute twins

boy and girl

dressed blue and pink

children

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Senryu:

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born to be happy

was loved and knew how to love

with a heart of gold

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Poem:

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here’s hoping that your every day is a Sunday
giving your Higher Power a day to rest
having gratitude for each and every day
doing His will makes it the best

accepting life without a worry
always trying to do the next right thing
do it now so later you won’t have to hurry
please don’t cry over the broken shoe string

begin each day with an attitude of gratitude
best to know that you have a choice
better to be seen than being viewed
show your love by using a happy voice

don’t pay Peter by what from Paul you rob
always the choice, happiness is an inside job

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandthebosspoetry.wordpress.com/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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