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Mike Edwards's picture
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Listen to the World Instead

How free is verse
in the current academic climate?

Sprawling or terse
It's all good so long as you don't rhyme it.

slo lettuce's picture
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My Doggerel is Truly Horribel...

Mailed some technology today
sent it on a westerly way
it contained music-a-plenty
total cost was four-twenty.

I got this device from a friend
who found a means to an end
and through his endeavor
reasoned, "better late than never".

-woof

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MY DECLARATION OF SELF ESTEEM

I AM ME

IN ALL THE WORLD, THERE IS NO ONE ELSE EXACTLY

LIKE ME EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF ME IS

AUTHENTICALLY MINE BECAUSE I ALONE CHOOSE IT-

I OWN EVERYTHING ABOUT ME MY BODY, MY FEELINGS,

MY MOUTH, MY VOICE, ALL MY ACTIONS, WHETHER

THEY BE TO OTHERS OR TO MYSELF- I OWN MY

FANTASIES, MY DREAMS, MY HOPES, MY FEARS- I

OWN ALL MY TRIUMPHS AND SUCCESSES, ALL MY

FAILURES AND MISTAKES BECAUSE I OWN ALL OF

ME, I CAN BECOME INTIMATELY ACQUAINTED WITH ME-

BY DOING SO I CAN LOVE ME AND BE FRIENDLY WITH

ME AND ALL MY PARTS- I KNOW THERE ARE ASPECTS

ABOUT MYSELF THAT PUZZLE ME, AND OTHER

ASPECTS THAT I DO NOT KNOW- BUT AS LONG AS I

AM FRIENDLY AND LOVING TO MYSELF, I CAN COURAGEOUSLY

AND HOPEFULLY LOOK FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE PUZZLES

AND FOR WAYS TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ME- HOWEVER I

LOOK AND SOUND, WHATEVER I SAY AND DO, AND

WHATEVER I THINK AND FEEL AT A GIVEN MOMENT IN TIME

IS AUTHENTICALLY ME- IF LATER SOME PARTS OF HOW I

LOOKED, SOUNDED, THOUGHT AND FELT TURN OUT TO BE

UNFITTING, I CAN DISCARD THAT WHICH IS UNFITTING, KEEP

THE REST, AND INVENT SOMETHING NEW FOR THAT WHICH I

DISCARDED- I CAN SEE, HEAR, FEEL, THINK, SAY, AND DO I

HAVE THE TOOLS TO SURVIVE, TO BE CLOSE TO OTHERS,

TO BE PRODUCTIVE, AND TO MAKE SENSE AND ORDER OUT OF

THE WORLD OF PEOPLE AND THINGS OUTSIDE OF ME- I OWN ME,

AND THEREFORE I CAN ENGINEER ME- I AM ME AND I AM OKAY

-On a poster like a picture with No Name

(A toast to the Unknown, xo!)

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Mike Edwards's picture
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My Doggerel Has No Nose (Take 2)

First Child Twice

Her pathetic child
Untethered ran wild
Leaving her beguiled
So she seldom smiled

Her logical side
Reasoned a child bride
Wed would turn the tide
With her sense of pride

Her ethical bent
She gave up for Lent
Left a fulsome scent
Like a mildewed tent

And me I just write
Often late at night
Under a dim light
Blessed by second sight

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Mike E, the poet

Like a sewer vent? Like a parasite? I like the style but needs a tad of refinement. B plus. (Like I should be giving grades based on the doggerel I write)

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lipstick eyes meat

I am a queen of the circulating library
I have declared an amnesty
All books may be returned without a penalty
Return the books to me
Return the books
Don't burn the books
You cut down the trees to make paper disease
It's in the trees: it's coming
Return the book of knowledge
Return the marble index
File under 'Paradox'
The forest is a college, each tree a university
I am a queen of the circulating library
I'm here to answer your enquiry
All knowledge resides within me
Your membership has expired
You are way past expiry dates
Words, words, words, words
You may as well listen to the birds

- John Balance

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My Doggerel Has No Nose

Her pathetic child
Untethered ran wild
Leaving her beguiled
So she seldom smiled

Her logical side
Reasoned a child bride
Wed would turn the tide
With her sense of pride

Her ethical bent
Given up for Lent
Left a fulsome scent
Like a sewer vent

And me I just write
Often late at night
Under a dim light
Like a parasite

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Take time for 12 things

1 Take time to Work-
it is the price of success.

2 Take time to Think-
it is the source of power.

3 Take time to Play-
it is the secret of youth.

4 Take time to Read-
it is the foundation of knowledge.

5 Take time to Worship-
it is the highway of reverence and washes
the dust of the Earth from our eyes.

6 Take time to help and Enjoy Friends-
it is the source of happiness.

7 Take time to Love-
it is the one sacrament of life.

8 Take time to Dream-
it hitches the soul to the stars.

9 Take time to Laugh-
it is the singing that helps with life's loads.

10 Take time for Beauty-
it is everywhere in nature.

11 Take time for Health-
it is the true wealth and treasure of life.

12 Take time to Plan-
it is the secret of being able to have time
to take time for the first eleven things.

By
Patricia Bragg

With blessings for Health and Happiness

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Sitting In Silence

Sitting in silence in a mountain temple in the quiet night.
Extreme quiet and stillness are original naturalness.
Why then does the Western wind shake the forrest?
A single cry of cold-weather geese fills the sky.

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Default to Joy...

The friendly
and wise
advice given,
that once taken,
like good medicine,
makes one
and
all
feel better.

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