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Friday, June 17, 2016

FISH IN A BARREL



You remember the wild west
where everybody was a gunslinger
and when the bad guys came to town
an armed citizenry had some
recourse to deal with 'em

I had a vision
of a new America
much like the old America
where east is west
and west is west
in the new wild west

Where pistol packin' mamas

are toting something more than lipstick
and Tic Tacs in their bag--
and they know how to use it

Cuz a shootout

is better than a massacre
any day
pardner

Or would you rather be fish in a barrel?


You know as well as I

that day is comin'
there'll be no more debate
just a throwback to a simpler time
when men were men
and women were Miss Kitty
and the cathouse
is right down the street

So sidle up to the bar, boys

and get yer whiskey
and learn how to down it
in one swallow

Cuz a shootout is better

than a massacre
any day
pardner

Or would you rather be fish in a barrel?


I had a vision of a new America

where necessity
becomes the mother of invention

Where zombies roam among the populace

programmed for apocalypse
(they're already here)
and they have to be taken out
you've seen the movie--
we gotta take 'em out

Cuz a shootout is better

than a massacre
any day
pardner

Or would you STILL just rather be fish in a barrel???

 




29 comments:

  1. This poor lil immigrant doesn't have a clue what U r talkin about ... smiles ... https://www.youtube.com/embed/63Y5XjlO4vk?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 ... Love, cat.

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    1. Yes U do...cuz U been in the west!

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    2. Manamana ...https://www.youtube.com/embed/9ytei6bu7kQ?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0 ... Love, cat.

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  2. __These things below have been thought about by many others, and I am sure, much prior to the words I leave here. In fact, there is already a "cell phone" gun. Just think of a "phony cell phone(s)" filled with explosives or poisonous gasses, or worse I pads, among any crowd of lives.
    __Long ago,Franz Werfel had written (not a direct quote here); if you see a large herd of migrating >sheep<, it's very difficult to find that hidden >goat<.
    _m

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    1. Well said. The sheep, in this case, seem to be stampeding toward "feelgood" measures that may provide a sense of "we did something at least," even though it will be totally ineffectual at preventing the carnage, as anyone who is determined enough will find what he wants on the black market---so it seems that it's a stalemate between the NRA and gun control advocates--meanwhile nothing changes. The only logical and at least somewhat effective response, in time, will be as the poem describes, though it is in no way an endorsement of Mr. Trump--lol

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    2. __The first lie, becomes the final truth. If said over and over, and over again and again... it becomes believed by the throng, but NOT by everyone. Those that dis-believe are then considered to be incompetent proles... by the fish.

      We stay
      out of barrels;
      this fish throng intelect
      self repeats the propaganda.
      Blub Blub.

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    3. Oh, I love that one--blub blub!

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  3. I'd rather be surfing in the tropics shootin' the breeze !

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    1. I'd rather be shooting my mouth off...oh, I already did!

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  4. Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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    1. Certainly. But better to go down fighting than whimpering.

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  5. Hmmm........I am an old throwback from the 70's, and am mentally putting daisies in gun barrels. I will obviously be no use at all in the "new society". Smiles. Though I will need a LOT of daisies.

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    1. Sherry...I'm an old flower child myself...and it was about something different then...about stopping an unjust war. Now it's about simple survival in a scenario--as the poem extrapolates--that could become a reality in the not too distant future.

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  6. I think honestly ... that I prefer to be shot in a world like that... but hey I'm just a fish out of Sweden...

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    1. I hear you. The choices are difficult in a world where hate runs rampant.

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  7. I love a poem where Miss Kitty shows up. This is kind of chilling but called for and called into question.

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  8. Thanks, Colleen! Now go and channel your inner Miss Kitty--:)

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  9. I live in Northern Nevada...still pretty much the wild West. Love the refrain...we are like those fish.

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  10. I think I'd like to watch some shooting stars in a night sky. I am afraid I've had a few visions of my own. I wonder what it will be like generations from now?

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    1. Probably pretty scary if we could look into that crystal ball.

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  11. This one gives a feeling of "Live by the sword and die by the sword." Beautifully written.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thank you, Sanaa. The question remains, if someone is attacking you with a sword, would you rather have a sword, or not have a sword?

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  12. Interesting and thought provoking

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  13. Today, the barrel got deeper... much deeper.

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    1. Thanks. May I refer to you as an ol' son of a gun?

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  14. Yeah... just seeing this. More so today and every day. Yikes

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    1. Take up arms or lay down your life...hey, that's a slogan!

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