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Sunday, April 21, 2013

OTHERWISE


Don't stop
what you're doing
don't cancel 
the ballgame
don't shut 
the whole damn city down
don't say none of it's
important
in light of...
it's all important
it's your LIFE
sure it sounds bizarre
but now you see 
we've got to factor it in
as crazy as 
it would have seemed 
in that Leave It To Beaver world
we're no longer immune 
and we've got to factor it in
as others 
speaking other tongues
have done
as a fact 
Jack
that' all
it's the fact
Jack
and sure it sounds 
preposterous
when you still 
haven't  grasped 
that on this plane
we're all insane
always have been
it's just that we 
factored it in
goes on everyday
on a smaller scale
but you think that's okay
long as it stays
in THAT part of town
cuz you've factored it in
and gone about your business
so now's the time
to go about our business
the business of living
it's called
and just get on with it
singin'
shoutin'
heads held high
just get on with it

play the game

otherwise they've won

22 comments:

  1. yes, getting real, i couldn't agree more, Tim. we've "factored this in" in so many other arenas, now to factor it in here and keep on going. the sun is shining, let's go with that. batterup!

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  2. MARIAN: You got it...it's a good day for a game!

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  3. we're all insane
    always have been
    it's just that we
    factored it in
    goes on everyday
    on a smaller scale
    but you think that's okay
    long as it stays
    in THAT part of town...

    This is social commentary at its best! You have encapsulated much of the past days, filled with death by design, accident or coincidental. So long as we keep factoring it all in, we can sleep nights.

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  4. We must fight the good fight, together.

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  5. That's right, we should keep on living life to its fullest ... "otherwise they've won" ... great point! :)

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  6. It's really sad that we have to "factor it in". But this we must ,,,, well said,,,

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  7. HELEN: Much appreciated!

    KERRY: It's curious how we keep modifying and moving that line in the sand of what we will accept...especially when there is no other choice.

    McGUFFY ANN: Happy to see you here!

    LOREDANA: Thanks...only thing is, some appear unable to grasp that concept, and would rather run around crying THE SKY IS FALLING!

    ELLECEE: True.

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  8. Yes, the world has changed and we won't go on as before, but we must go on. I don't think we are all insane - that seems to come from anger, perhaps? "They" ends up being an American terrorist who just had his miranda rights read to him...

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  9. The sky will fall soon enough ... so far there is a lot of catnip to chose from ... I'll stick with yours, Timo ... always, cat.

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  10. MARGARET: Doesn't come from anger, just observation. (And thanks for your comment.) I see things that many of us seem to take for granted as just being the way things are...so we accept them. Whether you are talking about factory farming, or the state sponsored brainwashing of young people who are then given a weapon, pointed in a certain direction, and instructed to kill on command--we have given our tacit approval. To me, love and sanity are synonymous, so in the absence of love...what have you got? The truly insane never believe that they are. But if we step back and take a sober, critical look at ourselves, how could we be anything but?

    CAT: Ready to light up some of that catnip?



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  11. yes..and we don't wanna let them win...no way...just no way...love this tim

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  12. true in that they win when we let life stop because of what they have done...it was great to see the singing of the national anthem at the bruins game and everyone drowning out the singer....

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  13. You have the right idea, Tim. Batter up, there is a game to be played...it must go on.

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  14. CHANTEL: Welcome aboard!

    CLAUDIA: Thank you so much.

    BRIAN: I hear ya loud and clear!

    TAD: Good to see you, my friend.

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  15. ExACTly - carry on, otherwise they've won. My daughter will run her next marathon for sure, canceling not an option..........great write, Tim.

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  16. MARY: 'tis the brilliance of resilience .

    SHERRY: A marathon/is quite a feat/so give praise/ to your feet

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  17. I love this. You've really spoken truth here.

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  18. Interesting perspective...still, I'm glad they shut down the city and caught the guys! As for living - yes, by all means, we must keep going and never let them see us sweat!

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  19. RAZZAMADAZZLE: Thanks so much...always lovely to hear from you.

    M.J. : Welcome and thanks for the follow! (Never let 'em see you sweat...I remember that as part of an anti-perspirant commercial a few years back!)

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