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High-sounding Words

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“We have too many

high-sounding words,

and too few actions

that correspond

with them.”

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~ Abigail Adams

“the highest sounding word
that demonstrates the least action:
politician”

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Elfje:            (Cinquain)

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small

pretty little

not really big

compared to what’s normal

miniature

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Tanka:             5-7-5, 7-7

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celebrating youth

investing in the future

the joy of learning

teaching by good example

a better education

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Poem:

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inspiration from Mother Nature
kudos to the Great Creator
there is a God today and it is not me
immensely grateful for all that I see

trees dressed out in their summer greens
nest of birds and squirrels complete the scenes
for extra drama add the spanish moss
the cuckoo will let you know who’s boss

tree rings divulge the weathers history
what they saw will always be a mystery
did Johnny Appleseed wear a pan for a hat
the bluebird of happiness stopped for a chitchat

blue skies and sunshine, a perfect day
self-quarantined, behind the window I’ll stay

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ME and the Boss

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An Anchor

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“Poems can be found,

if they’re looked for,

addressing every realm

of what in our lives

can feel broken….

Every truly good poem

has in it, somewhere,

an anchor dropped down into wholeness.”

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—Jane Hirshfield

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Elfje:         (Cinquain)

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reality

the now

without tainted bias

coincidence, happening, occurrence, incident

wholeness

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Lune:    5 / 3 / 5

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pleasant aromas

food cooking

can’t wait for meal time

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Poem:    (madrigal)

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would I, could I, should I lie
only God knows the real truth
those bad habits we learned as a youth

a habitual liar makes me want to cry
repeating a fib is very uncouth
would I, could I, should I lie
only God knows the real truth

if my nose grows, will I be the bad guy
to undress the lie will take a real sleuth
as painful as pulling a wisdom tooth
would I, could I, should I lie
only God knows the real truth
those bad habits we learned as a youth

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ME and the Boss.

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https://meandtheboss.wordpress.com

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