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Obvious

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“Contemporary poets

got so obscure

that poetry kind of

fell out of favor. ”

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~ Paul Ruffin

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Elfje: (Cinquain)

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coy

subtle hints

are you thinking

tell it like it

is

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Haiku:

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natures abundance

perpetual emotion

moving all senses

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Poem:

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a mask carved from stone
he was always so very, very serious
a smile would probably crack his face
his demeanor posed deleterious

most believed he had no heart
his vocabulary consisted of grunts and groans
but under it all his mother knew
he had a good heart and strong bones

who knows what is behind God’s grand design
who among us is qualified to judge another’s character
can anyone determine the strength of that man’s spine
only God knows who is prey and who is predator

once upon a certain Saturday all hell broke loose
recalcitrant unleashed a hailstorm of destruction
the stone face frowned and knew he had no excuse
he reacted as taught by his military instruction

credited with saving many, a hero posthumously
never let a face judge a heart that lives generously

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Do You Follow ?

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“Rem tene, verba sequentur:
grasp the subject,
and the words will follow.
This, I believe,
is the opposite of what
happens with poetry,
which is more a case of
verba tene, res sequenter:
grasp the words,
and the subject will follow.”

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― Umberto Eco

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Elfje:

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words

your vocabulary

alliteration, onomatopoeia, synecdoche

the subject will follow

poetry

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Haiku:

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flora and fauna

nature’s bounty sustains life

warm to the senses

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Poem:

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I had no idea what I was going to writ
my mind couldn’t find a word just for spite
every word that came to mind was very weird
so I grabbed the word and the subject appeared

I read what I wrote and eureka: indecision
obviously my minds eye has terrible vision
the bane of my life, from eating, sleeping to writing
yet it’s good that all these choices make life exciting

never satisfied, always, what is the alternative
where is the sign that points to the affirmative
the back up is to have someone else to blame
just waiting for luck to call out my name

now to pick the  method to end this subject
too many ways, it will never be perfect
will a colored bow do the theme justice
direction, is it the crazy eight ball or a compass

indecision: the subject that never ends.

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ME and the Boss

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