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More Cleverly

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“Writing is learning

to say nothing,

more cleverly

each day.”

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~ William Allingham

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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innuendo

nasty insinuation

bearer of misinformation

who started the rumor

gossip

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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quick to parse your word

ever looking for excuse

to misinterpret

 

negative side of the coin

sabotaging the meaning

 

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Poem:

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had a wonderful dream
the start of my best poem yet
can’t remember shit

was it set beside a babbling stream
was it a place where we all met
thinking I’m going to throw a fit

was it to include a unique scheme
were you playing Russian roulette
time to sing john james jingleheimer schmidt

was I riding on a sunbeam
need to tie my brain to the ethernet
sorrow deserves another banana split

need to collect my thoughts on a particle beam
bad habit, old age, I forget
maybe tomorrow, I’ll remember shit

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ME and the Boss

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Little Men

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“Up the airy mountain,

Down the rushy glen,

We daren’t go a-hunting

For fear of little men.”

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~ William Allingham

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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fairies

magical powers

unseen garden gnomes

Mother Nature’s private guards

angels

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

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angels we have called

please protect us from ourselves

help us be grateful

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Poem:

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welcome, welcome to my party
I hope that you will not be tardy
place cards eliminate your seating decisions
there are noisemakers and remembrance ribbons

for this party there is no rhyme or reason
just friends meeting to celebrate the season
there is no dress code, no gifts to bring
you’ve been invited even if you cannot sing

we’ll gather in the meadow idyllic
laughter assured as we attempt to speak poetic
God forbid that it should rain
keeping an eye on the barn’s weather vane

the pastry chef, her name is Echo
her voice sounds like the TV Gecko
she baked a huge white cake supreme
stuffed with a ton of chocolate cream

relax, delight, let your worries at home
please turn off that annoying cell phone
bring an attitude of gratitude to employ
you have been granted this life, so enjoy

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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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