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Sprout Wings

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“Following dark winter’s strife,

a warm air rises,

teemed with life.

Birth, rebirth,

as the waiting die.

Old love, new love

sprouts wings to fly.”


― Phar West Nagle

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Elfje: Cinquain

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fly

on wings

sail the sky

to chase the wind

soar

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Tanka: 5,7,5 . 7,7 syllables per line

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another season

the Creator does not fail

a time to adjust

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all animals must adapt

man is not an exception

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Poem:

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paid the bills, no money left over
only dreams of being in the clover
contemplating what to do when I win the lotto
you just wait has been my motto

dreams with no action never work
believing in good luck is just a quirk
to put that cherry on the banana split
maybe tomorrow I’ll get around to it

what’s not to enjoy about living
glad to multiply the joy by giving
having a family by birth or by choice
just too many reasons to rejoice

do we really need a reason for being
what if we all were just dreaming
forget the questions, let your soul soar
know that happiness is rewarded by more

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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More Useful

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“The poet

must be

more useful

than any

other member

of his tribe.”

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Comte de Lautréamont

Elfje: (Cinquain)

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tribe
his kin
your own folk
our band with pride
clan

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Tanka: 5,7,5 7,7 syllables

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scent was in the air
met a pie man goin’ where
to the county fair

one a penny hot crossed bun
a pun can be so much fun

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Poem:

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it was a full moon, what a scare
heard noises but nothing was there
men in wolves clothing were howling
the old wives faces were scowling

the shining brought out the lunatic
tricks to be played on the local dipstick
lore propagated by the areas monsters
what evils lurk in the deep ponds waters

souls revisiting on all hallows eve
reminders for those left to greave
could the cow jump over the moon
lovers taking the time to spoon

the moon is such a wonderful topic
except for those who are totally myopic

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ME and the Boss

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https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

https://meandtheboss.com/

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