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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

COSMIC JOKE

An encore presentation that speaks to our times

The point
is not to point out
this injustice
or that
and rail
and wail
and flail
or send those angry missives
through the mail
have at it if it floats your
rubber ducky
if it makes you feel better
 to care
just be aware
that injustice is EVERYWHERE
you haven't been singled out
(snort some o' this up your snout)
be a fundamentalist
if it turns your crank
let the preacher take
your money to the bank
you're still missing
the fundamental point
that this world we've created
you and me
is a topsy-turvy
absurdity
a game one can only win
if not taken seriously
that sounds like a contradiction
(now you're getting warm)
you don't react to absurdity
you don't respond to insanity
with a jerk of the knee
just laugh along
with the other inmates
of the asylum
who've discovered the
cosmic joke
play the game
for all you're worth
but don't take a life
or give your life
(settle down with your wife)
this cheaply
alone in your room at night
putting together that explosive device
and when you've blown yourself
the hell off the planet
and your soul is streaking
back to that place of
clarity and light
you'll say oh you
stupid
silly
sonofabitch
you fell for it again
and all because
you missed the point
of the game
which is simply to remember
that you're playing one
and that later on we'll all have
a good laugh together
and go back
Jack
and do it again











45 comments:

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    1. That must have been that tremor I felt the other day :)

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  2. Hot damn, this is fantastic. The best thing I've read today.

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    1. I've just put you on my Christmas list, Felicity!

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    2. What was your name before?

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  3. I am so down with this message! Especially since, at church today, we were talking about how right we are NOT and how much we need to get out of our own little heads, our own little houses, and DO THE RIGHT THING. Our congregation is mostly white, middle class, but they "get" the concept of white privilege, reject the notion that "white people in America are getting picked on." The whole PC backlash. Yes, you are singing my song, babe!!

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    1. Muchas gracias, Amy! The poem is particularly addressing the phenomenon of those young men and women around the globe who, like the kamikaze pilots of old, have been turned into mindless robot/zombies--sacrificing their own precious lives for an equally mindless game: "Us and Them" that nobody ever wins.

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  4. Tell it! Topsy turvey absurdity. Yes, we need a levity and gravity.

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    1. Gravity keeps our levity from getting too far out of hand--lol

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  5. you missed the point
    of the game
    which is simply to remember
    that you're playing one

    So many good points raised in this poem. The humour offsets the very real issues.

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    1. Thanks, Kerry. The majority of us are so lost in the labyrinth--so caught up in the game-that we no longer recognize it for what it is.

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  6. I smiled all the way through - the cosmic joke! Loved it, Timo!

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    1. "Oh, Sherry"--that's a song...you know it?

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  7. Sigh, there are times, which I understood the punchline, being delivered to me, by the comedian, instead of, being it. Maybe, in the next life, if there is, another life, after this.

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    1. That's intriguing, Therisa...there is definitely a difference between getting the punchline and being one :)

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  8. Laughing aloud, and packing my bag for the next round! ♥

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  9. You tell it like it is Timoteo!! Sometimes the truth hurts..and we need to be punched with it. :-)

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  10. Yes, sometimes it does all seem like a cosmic joke!

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  11. Yes, sometimes it does all seem like a cosmic joke!

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    1. Laugh and the world laughs at...er, I mean with you.

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  12. Oh, this is so true. We are all a joke...some fail at humor. :)

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    1. Yes, Susie...when I've laughed the hardest, it was at myself!

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  13. It has to be just a topsy turvy absurdity.. I mean look at us..so so minuscule in the larger scheme of things and how seriously we take ourselves!!

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    1. You've gotten the gist of it, my friend!

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  14. Aha...I love that song...Steely Dan right? When this song was around no one cared too much about anything....lots of falling about:)

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  15. Steely Dan is The Man! Hope you are well and not "down under" down under!

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  16. The world is just a Ponzi scheme... the game is rigged.

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    1. In that we might both agree with Mr. Trump...perish the thought.

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  17. I loved it before and I love it now. You rock Timoteo!!

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    1. Carrie: You a rockin' mama youself! All best for the holidays!

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  18. Yup, it's a helluva game we're caught up in. I refuse to play the miserable sod. (I like smilin')
    Good one Timoteo!
    Anna :o]

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    1. Smile...and just continue to plan your strategy for the game.

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  19. Ah, the absudity of life but we take it seriously all the same. Love the poem. Well said.

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  20. I'd like to come back as my dog. I'd get good food, lots of belly rubs and walks - and I'd be blissfully unaware of the stupidity of humanity outside the doors of my comfortable home.

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    1. A life simplified down to the basics...you may be right, that might be better...and I do like belly rubs!

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  21. Very funny poem. BTW - kamikazes were not mindless zombies. They knew what they were doing and did it willingly...kamikaze is Japanese for holy wind...which they felt they were.

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    1. Not mindless zombies perhaps, but certainly indoctrinated to the point of buying the line of B.S. they were fed about a "holy" cause.

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  22. If it's going to such regardless of what one does or doesn't do, one might as well let it rip.

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    1. ...then let's keep dancing/let's break out the booze and have a ball...

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  23. Cosmic joke or cruel joke??? Humurous but very very ponder-able

    Much💖love

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    1. Can seem like a very cruel joke from our pinprick perspective of what we are able to understand in the here and now...but there are greater and wider and more omniscient perspectives which are available to us if we know how to access them. Love to YOU, gillena!

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