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Found, I Think

“My thoughts,
I think,
will soon
be sound.
My mind,
I hope,
will soon
be found.”
,
Tahereh Mafi

Elfje: Cinquain

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lost

can’t find

should be there

could be my mind

found

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Lune:

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my old mind

a beautiful thing

when used well

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Poem:

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it is not the yets that worry me
it is those darn agains that scare me sober
never again crying over a lost church key
sweating booze, that terrible body odor

it all started by falling off my father’s knee
never again to have a debilitating hangover
never again to go on a weekend spree
gagging at the sight of the pizza that was leftover

it all started when the first wife divorced me
never again having to be the one to disagree
never again to tell the officer that he was wrong
can’t believe that the jail cell bars are that strong

so I haven’t been institutionalize yet, why worry
never again being sorry and having to lower oneself
so I haven’t died yet, why worry
never again having to think about killing myself

never wanting to feel that way again, I worry
the only again I want is to go to another meeting
so if you will excuse me I’m in a hurry
due to covid-19 there will be limited seating
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ME and the Boss

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Laughter

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“Laughter is

the closest

thing to

the grace

of God.”

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~ Karl Barth

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)          classic: each word only one syllable
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smile
big grin
not a frown
full of good cheer
laugh

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7
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do the selfish thing
no need to think of others
I want what I want

the addict out of control
lives destroyed in the process
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Poem:

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of all of the gifts received in sobriety, laughter has to be the greatest
for too many it is the gift that is received the latest
most addictive substances act as depressants
those who start young never outgrow adolescents

the alcoholic/addict thinks a laugh is weird
hooked to an emotion that is feared
always laughing at someone or something
laughing at them because they are nothing

eventually they understand to laugh with, not at
at ourselves, not at others, always just a tit for a tat
the best humor is not at another’s expense
the laugh grows along with the common sense

a laugh a day will keep the doctor/shrink away
and for most they pray for another sober day

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ME and the Boss

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