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Rise Up And Soar

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“I do not understand

the whole thrilling verse,

but I love the way poetry

turns ordinary words

into winged things

that rise up and soar!”

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– Margarita Engle

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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dare

to fly

to be you

rise up and soar

individual

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Haiku:

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birds rise up and soar

escaping the predator

survival defense

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Poem:
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who doesn’t like the challenge

the imbecile, the retarded

the emotional with too much baggage

the coward with feelings guarded

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those from the gene pool discarded  . . .

dare to be a man among men

strong enough to take out the garbage

willing to be wrong every now and then

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be willing to define your role

know that it is OK to share a feeling

understand that God gave you a soul

emotions are not for concealing

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who gains from acting macho

double dealing with someones heart

a ghost who is sordid and hollow

an ego that is far from smart

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be the man who makes your mother proud

a loving person who can care and share

stand head and shoulders above the crowd

a man of faith, a wish and a prayer

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have a goal to make this world a better place

be willing to accept all of God’s grace.

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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I Like Asparagus

“For a lot of people,

poetry tends to be dull.

It’s not read much.

It takes a special kind

of training and a lot of practice

to read poetry with pleasure.

It’s like learning to like asparagus.”

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― Thomas M. Disch

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Elfje: (cinquain)

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munch

a bunch

nibble the spear

eventually it’s eaten raw

asparagus

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Haiku

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snow has yet to melt

asparagus heads pop up

springs first savory crop

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Poem:

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A thousand words ago

life began and life ended

inch by inch driven by ego

all honor was to be defended

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the child is given excuses

learning to lie and to manipulate

the personality grows elusive

never again will there be a sinless slate

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mother dearest does the nurturing

peers drive home the lessons

likes and dislikes forever versioning

many experiences give lasting impressions

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with his addictive brain on backwards

eventually the wrong choice is made

he was fingered as one of the bad actors

the law pinched him in a whorehouse  raid

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another soul lost in the system

the normal’s don’t understand a mental obsession

rare is the judge and jury who possess wisdom

another life whose ending is in question

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did this happen a hundred years ago

whose great grandfather was the horse thief

hundreds of old photos in the portmanteau

tales being told that are beyond belief

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what will history say about our generation

too many selfish and self-centered worried about the I

is this the beginning of the end or the start of a new creation

as we waste our time arguing  about the pie in the sky

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will you mind your own or someone else’s business

whose honor should be defended

will you procrastinate or be ambitious

is there a message we can comprehend

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let the philosophers debate what will be

let us, you and I,  lunch by the sea . . .

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com

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