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Imitate The Best

“if you’re going

to use the word

‘dream’

in a poem,

you had better be

langston hughes.”

~ Jewelle Gomez

Elfje: Classic: each word is a single syllable.

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dream

hope to

what you want

like to die for

wish

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Haiku:

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spring is upon us

the earth comes back to full life

a new birth begins .

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Poem:

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he thought he could learn by osmosis
it was just another of his many neurosis
lazy would be a better description
Mad Magazine was his favorite subscription

he used and abused everything he could
it didn’t matter if were bad or good
one was too many, a thousand never enough
he could handle it, he was really really tough

everything hurt when he hit his bottom
he could not believe how low he had fallen
the Judge concluded that he needed some help
his response was to let out a despondent yelp

the therapist recommended a twelve step program
he needed to start cramming for his final exam
his sponsor noted that osmosis would not work
he just needed to stop being a jerk

he was asked to follow a few simple suggestions
to be honest, no lying, when answering questions
keep coming back was all they said
clear the cobwebs from out of the head

he became the miracle
his life was more than allegorical
to carry the message became his advocation
every day a cause for celebration

for many years he touched many lives
his legend now lives in the local archives

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ME and the Boss

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https://meandtheboss.com/

https://michaelerb.wordpress.com/

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A Single Book

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“Beware

the man

of a

single

book.”

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Thomas Aquinas

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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reader

knows torah

understands bible verse

the qualified koran interpreter

guru

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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predict the future

March forecast springs arrival

oracles omens

Caesar beware of the ides        (3-15- 44 BC)

Toys R Us files bankruptcy       (3-15-2018)

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Poem:

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it is alright to let your mind travel to far away lands
trips to a fantasyland that no one else understands
just remember to come home from time to time
unless your chosen vocation is being a street mime

those who think they are in control call it a daydream
hopefully your trips are not too frequently upstream
beware of the romantic delusion that verges upon lust
better to dream being rich and building a charitable trust

is it only the sick whose fantasies become nightmares
or was it what you ate that made you unawares
what of the seer whose mind cultivates premonitions
can anyone do it under the right set of conditions

must you make reservations to take these trips
must you pack a bag if you’re joining the apocalypse
let this rhyme stimulate your mind
and may all of your trips be one of a kind

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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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