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A Wild Origin

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“You must be careful

not to deprive

the poem of

its wild origin.”

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~ Stanley Kunitz

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Elfje:

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animal

gone wild

doesn’t play well                                           (with others)*

my aunt Mable’s husband

undomesticated

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Haiku:

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juxtaposition

Mother Natures grand beauty

violent storms destroy

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Poem:

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sitting,
awaiting the appointed time
the crowd is still mingling,
a cacophony of sounds

the meeting is called to order
the hard of hearing keep on talking
can’t miss the ones with attention deficit disorder
antics displayed for the value of shocking

finally the calm is restored
the format is tried and true
the sickest quickly become bored
the newbie doesn’t have a clue

the old timer repeats his only story
trying to sound like the ultimate expert
time is his lone valid claim to glory
really he’s nothing but a shy introvert

first timer recently out of the rehab center
thinks it’s just another group therapy session
doesn’t see the need for a sponsor or a mentor
can’t understand relieving the obsession

the court appointed shows with paper in hand
a few have been known to actually survive
in and out, many seem attached to a rubber band
we know it is God’s blessing that keeps them alive

the ‘I love to hear myself talking’
waits to the bitter end
guaranteed a ten minute clocking
the captive audience has been condemned

time is up, everyone has a different opinion
good, bad or indifferent , it was another hour without drinking
personalities are anonymous inside of our dominion
it is the message that needs to invade our thinking

just keep coming back we are told
by osmosis a well earned sobriety will take hold

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ME and the Boss

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  • Can’t believe my third grade teacher put that on my report card.  1952

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Upon The Poetry

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“Honest criticism

and sensible appreciation

are directed

not upon the poet

but upon the poetry.”

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~ T.S. Eliot,

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Elfje:             (Cinquain)

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smile

improves apearance

uses fewer muscles

can be very contagious

happiness

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Haiku

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awesome is the ant

a biblical proverb who

moves heaven and earth

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Poem:

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sunbeams warm the sand
bodies wishing to be tanned
visits to the beach

umbrellas and chairs aligned in a row
the world speed turned down to slow
cheeks colored like a fuzzy peach

children of all ages building castles
egotist flexing over developed muscles
we must be careful what we teach

domain of the ogling voyeurs
the perfect body connoisseurs
the prejudice that we preach

families playing together
lotioned skin resembles leather
squeals of laughter replacing speech

mind’s images creating memory
today becomes tomorrow’s history
same moment, a different picture for each

a gentle reminder, sand everywhere
and warm reflections of a day without care.

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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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