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Not Quite Right

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“You see,

I am a poet,

and not quite right

in the head,

darling.

It’s only that.”

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~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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crazy

not right

aren’t we all

simply to what degree

left

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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ponder this topic

who’s insane

pot called kettle black

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Poem:

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if your in need of a good laugh
check out your yearbook photograph
whatever were we thinking then
like we knew every how and when

my oh my how the time goes past
for too many it is short and fast
the fortunate followed a long straight path
for some there was little left in the aftermath

the smart learn from their own mistakes
relying on luck to make their breaks
the wise learn from the mistakes of others
if only we would have listened to our mothers

children no longer listen to learn
parents too busy to show their concern
too many good lessons left on the bookshelf
they need to learn that history does repeat itself

Roman, Ottoman and Habsburg, they all collapsed
the age old argument on who should be taxed
history used to be written by the winners
today, twitter is writing it before it happens

it’s the future generations success that they are spending
I pray o’ Lord, let me see a happy ending

 

 

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ME and the Boss.

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Understood / Understand

“First, I do not

sit down at my desk

to put into verse

something that is

already clear in my mind.

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We do not write

in order to be understood;

we write in order

to understand.”     .       ~ Cecil Day Lewis

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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who

what, when

where, why, maybe

answers rarely agreed upon

you

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

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remorse, guilt and shame

negative thoughts on steroids

fuel for depression

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Poem:           ( villanelle )

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feelings that are too large to measure
those events that make the heart proud
memories that we will always treasure

ceremonies summoned to mind with pleasure
impressions remembered when on the pink cloud
feelings that are too large to measure

events easily recalled at one’s leisure
always happy to be shared with a crowd
memories that we will always treasure

gratitude and blessings regardless of the weather
more joy than anyone should be allowed
feelings that are too large to measure

the successful life changing great adventure
from the rooftops we shouted aloud
memories that we will always treasure

times that bring friends and family together
emotions with which we all are endowed
feelings that are too large to measure
memories that we will always treasure

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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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