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Both

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When a father

gives to his son,

both laugh;

when a son

gives to his father,

both cry.”

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~ William Shakespeare

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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tears

heavy heart

true sad feelings

tired, weary, emotionally distraught

weeping

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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breathing is a gift
gratitude should know no bounds
the small things do count

kindness the path to happy
happy people grow blessings

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Poem:

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just another drunkalog
never read the instructions for his Lincoln Log
all the newbie knows is how to drink
no original thoughts, only some lip sync

another soul with a backward brain
only knows how to raise Cain
he who shouts loudest wins the argument
they’re wanna be members of parliament

it is a Higher Power that they try to ignore
following a suggestion is a boring chore
how soon they forget what they really wanted
not knowing that the disease goes undaunted

the fellowship prays his fog will lift
the miracles know sobriety is a gift
keep coming back is all they can say
changing everything is the price to pay

your choice to join the unique ten percent
or stumble along with the same torment
there are no rules, dues or fees
even the bleeding deacons want to please

the fellowship meets to shout gratitude
better to be seen than to being viewed

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ME and the Boss

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Windows Of Invincible Candles

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“the poet I saw once…

but whose words

have long been

in my mind,

windows of

invincible candles… ”

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― Nathalie Handal

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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invincible

always victorious

impossible to subdue

man on a mission

indomitable

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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ancient words ring true
history repeats itself
mother told you so

blind ego in denial
a refusal to listen

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Poem:

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Humpty Dumpty and Rumplestiltskin were destroyed
children’s stories with a morbid ending
a subject for study by Sigmund Freud
so many believe that life is pretending

blind ego in denial, a refusal to listen
so few read what history has written
abusing anything is just another addiction
use the word God and make it a religion

smart technologies but no common sense
irrational fears giving rise to an unused defense
so sad that the average cannot think for themselves
the rich get richer by using them as their elves

will there ever be a cure for stupidity
who will be the judge of their validity
here today, gone tomorrow
if we are not here will there still be a rainbow ?

still waiting for God to yell . . . SURPRISE
I apologize for how this joke turned out
does that order come with fries ?
the promised hereafter is still in doubt

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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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