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nobody-but-yourself

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“Whenever you think

or you believe

or you know,

you’re a lot of

other people:

but the moment you feel,

you’re nobody-but-yourself.”              ~ E. E. Cummings

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)    classic: each word only one syllable

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feel

to think

what you deem

guess what it is

sense

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

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forever in love

many decades together

God meant it to be

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Poem:

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my poetry, my way
in spite of what the experts say
after all it is my story
not written for praise or glory

sometimes true, sometime not
never done with any forethought
words picked at random from my brain
if I don’t let them out, I’ll go insane

allowing the poem to find it’s way
in spite of what the experts say
keep it short and simple to please my fans
me and my friends with short attention spans

always dreaming about writing the epic
am I lazy or to the reader empathetic
or possibly the satisfaction of just getting it done
feelings of true happiness while having fun

there, just finished with another one . . .

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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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Mismatched

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“Poetry:

three mismatched shoes

at the entrance

of a dark alley.”

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― Charles Simic

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Elfje:    (Cinquain)

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pair

two alike

dryer eats one

need to wear  two

mismatched

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Haiku:

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manicured landscape

nature will have the last laugh

weeds and brambles win

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Poem:

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life is a series of metaphors
every good poem contains one or three
explaining the whats and wherefores
what has been and what shall be

metaphors that compare the plant
thoughts that reflect the animal
philosophies by Emmanuel Kant
ideas that are hopefully compatible

what has my life been like
over the river and through the woods
forever paying tolls on the turnpike
or dreaming of a life awash with falsehoods.

will tomorrow be a different allegory
or more of the same boring trite cliches
knowing everyone will tell a different story
the ignorant feigning an attitude blase

my choice of analogies is to be smart
or should the simile be clever
or should I lead with my heart
who me, my life a metaphor, never  . . .

ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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