Tag Archives: Walt Whitman

The Tongue

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“I act as the

tongue of you,.

.. tied in your mouth . .

. . in mine it begins

to be loosened.”

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~ Walt Whitman

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)   (Classic, each word only one syllable.)

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tongue in cheek

snide, rude, droll, wry

glib

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)
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drinking a  poison
hoping for others to die
resentments are bad
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Poem:

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he doctored his coffee with sweetener and cream
he wondered that his life was no more than a dream
sunshine on the porch where he sat in his rocking chair
there he settled into old age with out a care

let the grand kids worry about world affairs
who cares that mankind in is in serious need of repairs
when will people know that humans are but one race
that existence depends upon learning to share the space

my generation ignored the humor of Will Rogers
we laughed at the bad  films of those old codgers
George Carlin was so right that it almost wasn’t funny
this generation thinks only about the money

ego and greed, not politics, running todays government
even the Corona virus made many a comfortable retirement
government patents filed ten years before the pandemic
made the entire swamp a part of the evil systemic

back to the day dream, watching the butterfly drifting by
wondering why every day there are more jet streams in the sky
mulling the thoughts,  should I, could I, do I care
why worry, enjoy what we can, let us begin with a prayer

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Your Very Flesh

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“And your

very flesh

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a great poem.”

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~ Walt Whitman

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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rhyme

lyric verse

language in cadence

from haiku to prose

poem

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Senryu:      5-7-5 ( Haiku with people and their emotions/feelings as a topic)

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feelings of anguish

lost love leads to a heartbreak

emotional scars

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Poem:

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clear the noisy mind
leave the negative far behind
learn to love the silence
seek emotional balance

enjoy life one day at a time
never average, always the sublime
simply high on life, avoiding the chaos
for others misfortune a real pathos

don’t just practice being kind
share with others your peace of mind
make sure your love is unconditional
never a fake, really, truly convincible

for the ignorant, patience and tolerance
for the stupid a heart felt sufferance
no resentments allowed, know that forgiveness heals
a contrite heart to the world appeals

be the person your God wants you to be
the soul that is happy, joyous and free

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ME and the Boss

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