Tag Archives: Silence

In Flowers

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“The

earth

laughs

in flowers.”

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~  Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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luminous

shadowy light

deep inner glow

filmy but subtly translucent

opalescent

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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loved to distraction

awful close to smothering

you cannot own them

too jealous is a sickness

room to breathe does much better

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Poem:

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act your age
I don’t know how
I’ve never been this age before
am I supposed to act like a bore

it is not an act, I think I am real
I know I am not a very big deal
I’m just glad to be little old me
a soul that is happy, joyous and free

getting old has not been fun
that and too many things left undone
will the circus ever come back to town
do you have to grow up if you are a clown

in the beginning the sun will rise
all of nature will look to the skies
when all is done the sun will set
each day a deadly game of roulette

today I’ll act the way I want to act
regardless of my age, and that is a fact

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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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To See Your Soul

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“You use a glass mirror

to see your face;

you use works of art

to see your soul.”

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~ George Bernard Shaw

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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nuts

loony tunes

a little eccentric

insane crazy strange person

squirrelly

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Haiku:

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enjoying daylight

summer solstice does appear    (next week)

many hot days soon

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Poem:

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born with his brain on backward
his negative thinking was never forward
he inherited an addictive personality
becoming a drunk was just a formality

he loved to experiment with all of the isms
every promise was subject to conditions
if you do this for me, I might do this for you
he rarely awoke, he usually came to

eventually, body, mind and soul became diminished
the shrink and the doc said that he was finished
he was completely estranged from family and friends
the preacher suggested that he start making amends

God stuck him dumb, said you have one last chance
ignore this and you will have had your last dance
the rooms of A A was were he was told to go
it was said they had a program he needed to know

the disease and the ego had a tremendous fight
in a fog, he could not figure it out quite right
keep coming back was all he could hear
a prayer might help the cravings to disappear

the miracle happened, he chose to submit
he had a problem, he had to admit
they first suggested one day at a time
then showed him the steps that he needed to climb

the fog lifted, he learned to listen
he knew there was no cure for the terrible addiction
he enjoyed the paradox of helping others
he was happy to be a part of the band of brothers

he made the amends, he made the change
his attitude and thinking he did rearrange
staying out of trouble was no longer boring
doing the next right thing kept him soaring

a poster child for it can be done
a happy soul he has become

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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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