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The Best State

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“Reading —

the best state yet

to keep

absolute loneliness

at bay.”

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~ William Styron

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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reading

signals and words

conveying a message

understood by the reader

literacy

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Haiku:

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cicadas humming

frogs croak the nights serenade

summer in full sing

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Poem:

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even in a crowd he always felt alone
he believed his soul lived in the twilight zone
subconsciously he pushed away any who loved him
he reviled his name as though it were a pseudonym

he thought he was saved by a miracle elixir
for the loneliness it was a social fixer
don Juan, Superman, whatever he wanted to be
his inhibitions, his phobias were all set free

there came a time, he can’t remember when
soon after he heard the judge say five to ten
he realized the the cure was no longer his friend
the drug had lead him to a sorrowful dead end

once a week the men visited the prison
after awhile he began to listen
their message was plain and simple
one day at a time your soul to rekindle

he did his time and followed the men home
they taught him to read using a big blue tome
whenever he could he went to a meeting
in this plan there would be no cheating

he began to like his name, the loneliness disappeared
at each anniversary his new friends loudly cheered
sharing his experience, his hope, he gave good advice
giving of his time was never a sacrifice

he was a long timer who gently faded away
his debt to society he was glad to repay

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ME and the Boss

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Growing

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“Immature poets

imitate;

mature poets

steal.”

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T.S. Eliot

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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basic

one, two

A, B, C

from the very beginning

fundamentals

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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my silly faux pas

red faced with nowhere to hide

laughing at myself

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Poem:   just because they rhyme

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the secretary is adept at billing,
has to be the best at answering the phone

the wine cooler is best for chilling,
not cold enough for the ice cream cone

the dentist is known for his drilling,
skills the patient wishes he has hone

the turkey is enhanced by its filling,
everyone fighting for the wishbone

events are more social with tailgate grilling
fanatics with seats near the home team’s end zone

artisan breads start with unique milling,
you don’t need to be British to enjoy a scone

it is an art to eat soup without spilling,
slurping accepted in the right tone

feeding the pigs is sloppy swilling,
a job much better done by a drone

to each their own for what is thrilling,
some can even do it alone

the garden weeds pulled by tilling,
the lazy cover everything with stone

the start of every success begins with willing
doing God’s will can put you on a throne

in the name of religion can man stop killing,
unfounded fear and ego to which we are prone

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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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