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Speak Without Voice

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“We can speak without voice

to the trees and the clouds

and the waves of the sea.

Without words they respond

through the rustling of leaves

and the moving of clouds

and the murmuring of the sea.”

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~ Paul Tillich

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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hear

the silence

earths quiet rhythm

can the stars speak

listen

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Haiku:

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the snow has melted

crocuses show tiny heads

robins announce spring

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Poem:

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can we always describe the emotion we feel
one word, one definition would be the ideal
there is always a but, or, maybe, could be iffy
sad, happy, glad, changes in a jiffy

feelings that make the lovers sweat
blood pressure rising when one is upset
how do you best describe clammy hands
are we sure that everyone understands

how horrible when one feels ill
can you have faith in one little pill
only when confronted does it make us feel small
how much time do we spend having no feelings at all

at what level do emotions become drama
who is to argue that it may be trauma
some shrink needs to develop an emotions scale
from one to ten, to measure from success to fail

must we have feelings on someone else’s demand
will Big Brother have all emotions banned
mothers have shed enough tears to fill the oceans
above all, please, avoid the explosions

can we avoid the feelings if we stay in bed all day
will the god’s make us feel good if we pray
bewilderment, embarrassment enough feelings for one day
how does the piper demand his pay

today, just be safe, guard your emotions
give the feelings to God in your daily devotions
may all of your feelings be wrapped in rainbows
may they be only good feelings from head to toes

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ME and the Boss

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The Romantic Kitchen

 

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“She’s always looking

for poetry and passion

and sensitivity,

the whole Romantic kitchen.

I live on a rather simpler diet.

Prose and pudding?”

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~  John Fowles

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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gifts

genetically predisposed

nurture versus nature

physical, mental, emotional, spiritual

inherited

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Haiku:

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icy wind chills bones

onion snow covers the ground

spring is put on hold

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Poem:

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How do you know when you’re growing old
can you become to tired to think
from nose to toes always cold
so crazy there’s no need to call the shrink

How do you know when you’re growing old
remember tenth grade, can’t remember lunch
or enjoying to ignore what you’re being told
the old arteries that are now made of clunch

How do you know when you’re growing old
the curmudgeon quietly chuckles with glee
more than one tooth filed with gold
odor blind to self,  to others he smells like pee

How do you know when your growing old
the younger generation thinks you know nothing
a danger to self and others you are told
you live with memories of things worth loving

How do you know when you are growing old
Beats me,
but I’ll let you know when I get there

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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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