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The Value Of Doing Nothing

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“Don’t underestimate

the value of Doing Nothing,

of just going along,

listening to all the things

you can’t hear,

and not bothering.”

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~ A. A. Milne

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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ignore

brush aside

disregard intentionally

pay no attention to

cold-shoulder

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Haiku:

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full moon lights the night

crickets serenade summer

hoot owl calls echo

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Poem:

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who’s bothering you
what’s bothering you
when’s it bothering
where’s it bothering

no bother

who’s bugging you
what’s bugging you
when’s it bugging
where’s it bugging

no bugs

who’s irritating you
what’s irritating you
when’s it irritating
where’s it irritating

no irritation

maybe it’s you
could be you
learn to accept
try a new precept

just forget the why
just forget the how

don’t let it bother you
don’t let it bug you
don’t let it irritate you
be happy, joyous and free
be the person God wants you to be

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ME and the Boss

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The Hardest Battle


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“To be nobody but yourself

in a world which is doing

its best day and night

to make you like everybody else

means to fight the hardest battle

which any human being can fight

and never stop fighting.”

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~  E. E. Cummings

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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unique

just you

like nobody else

one of a kind

individual

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Haiku:

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clear azure blue skies

aurora borealis

this cold winter’s night

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Poem:

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so average that it hurts
been there, have the t-shirts
still seeking a unique niche
with class, no bawdy kitsch

the snobs feign indifference
the hick straight out of Deliverance
the middle class can’t afford to be rich
there is no bottom to the poor man’s ditch

blue is a color that I will not bleed
enough pocket money to buy some chicken feed
too lackadaisical or just too lazy to succeed
mother always called me her bad weed

I guess I’ll just have to be me
second cousin to the monkey in the tree
choosing to either agree or disagree
living a life happy, joyous and free

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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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