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Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Not the kind that come
with your sewing machine
or your vacuum cleaner
but the ones that keep us coming
back to this dubious place
for another merry chase...

love
hate
money
sex
power
food
fame
shame
the love of the game
gambling
rambling
murder
(like a cattle herder)
booze
dope
greed
people
iPads
(EGADS!)
words
perversion
any old diversion

Hypnotized like sleepwalkers
we follow our nose
see how it goes
take off our clothes
any way the wind blows
gleefully ignoring the spectre of karma

So simple
the way Wernher Von Braun put it

For every action
there is an equal but opposite
reaction

Don't need to be a rocket scientist
to get that one

You don't learn to share
what the hell do you care
but you think you're immune
let's go to the ball
and pretend that midnight's pumpkin
isn't waiting down the hall
the unmitigated balls
to think you'll get away with it scot free
now you're hanging from a tree

If the definition of insanity
is doing the same shit repeatedly
while expecting a different outcome
(I'm as guilty of that as any
not like the few
just like the many)
then we are all crazy
to be coming back here and thinking
THIS time
it will be a cakewalk

You know
Fonzie
duality guarantees
that there will always be
heartache
along with happy daze
the more we cling and grasp
the more our grasp is exceeded

Taken away
taken away

To the land of Nevermore

So quick
find a replacement
a sub
a stand-in
a hero coming off the bench
to save the day
isn't that the way
it's always going to go
until finally
at long last
(have you no shame)
we get tired of this game?


22 comments:

  1. Welcome to the anthill, my friend. Love, c.

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  2. we breed young that catch it before we realize continuing the nasty cycle generation after generation....sick world we live in...

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  3. I give you one thumb-up for the Fonzie reference - Aaayyy!

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  4. Oh I so hear you on this one! I love it.

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  5. wow what a rant im off back to my space with a dizzy head lol xxjen

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  6. CAT,
    Thanks...now I've got ants in my pants!

    BRIAN,
    But it keeps pulling us back...

    BUBBA,
    Aaay...are you Potsie in disguise?

    SHERRY,
    As those Bartles & James guys say: Thanks for

    JENNY,
    You make me dizzy too!
    your support!

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  7. This is fantastic! Glad I found your blog, I'll be visiting again :)

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  8. a waterfall of thoughts and words.
    love it.

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  9. hi tim hope your weeks a good one hope the ants havent itched too much lol xxjen

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  10. I love how your poems are almost always this chuckling wakeup call.

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  11. lovely piece.

    thanks for sharing.

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  12. WOW.. and No, we seem not to ever get tired of the game- shame

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  13. HALFWAYBETWEENTHEGUTTER,
    Thanks for coming by. And by the way, when you get ALL the way into the gutter, be sure to look me up!

    THE ORANGE TREE,
    Thanks for that. I'm coming to see you.

    JENNY,
    You know how those ants are...now I need someone to scratch this itch...wanna volunteer?

    FILLING A HOLE,
    You're the first to describe them that way. I like it.

    MORNING,
    Thanks, Morning...and good evening.

    DULCE,
    Hey, must be cool living in the Canary Islands...btw, when you gonna swallow that thing?

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  14. This is absolutely terrific! My hand in yours, on this one-- engaging, vivid, full of surprises. xxxj

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  15. I had a celebrity crush on Fonzie as a kid.

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  16. Tim, this is so good. Thought-provoking with a touch of humor and pop culture...happy daze!

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  17. Ugh, it does all keep spinning, and I get frustrated with my own self for I know with all of my ranting, I'm still sometimes a part of the problem and not the solution. And, I agree with everyone else. You're always a good one for a little fun splashed in no matter what the subject matter.

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  18. JEN,
    A little hand action...yeah.

    SHEILA,
    What do you think of him now?

    VICTORIA,
    Thanks. I'm often in a daze, so why not be happy about it?

    LORI,
    Me and fun go together like a boa constrictor and wrap around sun glasses! (You? Part of the problem? I have no problem with you!) LOL

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  19. such a wonderful piece and so full of words that seem to fall down like water in a stream well done
    http://gatelesspassage.com/2011/10/18/mirror-of-truth/

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  20. Good one--most appropriate to our lovely political climate also--we elect the same bums, then throw them out and elect their clones, we want our prez to be someone we can have a beer with, while expecting him to be able to solve the problems of the ages, yadda yadda.

    esp liked 'the more we cling and grasp/the more our grasp is exceeded.'

    (Oh, and I am on record as being in favor of any long underwear modeling you might be considering. It would be a favor to the elderly. ;_) )

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  21. ANN,
    Thanks...waterfall, yeah!

    HEDGEWITCH,
    Folks should check out my comment on your blog if they want to know what that's all about...heh heh. I think if I get one more vote, I really will model the new long underwear I bought for the winter. Don't know just who that might be doing a favor to, though!

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  22. hey you put the iPad in a row between murder and perversion...made me smile..this poem was full of surprises tim..wow...and wondering if this circle ever ends...honestly..i don't think so..loved that you included the Wernher Von Braun quote

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