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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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The Four Immeasurables

May all sentient beings come to dwell in happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings
never be separated from the happiness that knows no suffering
May all sentient beings
abide in equanimity
free of attachment and aversion,
holding some close
and others distant.

An old Tibetan prayer

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Lettuce be faithful
Lettuce be kind
Lettuce be patient
Lettuce really...
Love one another

-The salad said it all

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GOD is a little like General Electric-
He lights your path.

GOD is a little like Bayer Aspirin-
He works wonders.

GOD is a little like Hallmark Cards-
He cared enough to send the very best.

GOD is a little like TIDE-
He gets the dirt out others leave behind.

GOD is a little like VO5 hair spray-
He holds through all kinds of weather.

GOD is a little like Dial Soap-
Aren't you glad you know Him?
Don't you wish everyone did?

GOD is a little like Wal Mart-
He has everything.

GOD is a little like Alka Seltzer-
Oh, what a relief He is.

GOD is a little like Scotch Tape-
you can't see Him but you know
He's there.

GOD is a little like a Copper Top Battery-
nothing out lasts Him.

GOD is a little like American Express-
don't leave home without Him.

MAY GOD BE WITH YOU

Sher'd from a recipe book from
S.S. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church

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