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More On The Conpanic

More shocking news!!!

In Thailand, population, 69,799,978 (https://www.worldometers.info/world-population/thailand-population/) the latest figures on the fatalities:

“Bangkok: Thailand reported 6 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Friday, May 01 taking its tally to 2,960 infections while fatalities remained at 54 since the outbreak began in January.” (https://dhammafootsteps.com/2020/05/01/covid-19-connectedness/)

54!!! Wow!!! Now let’s see … 54 over 69,799,978 … A staggering 0.000077364%!!!

Keep panicking folks.

p.s. Don’t wait for these figures to be featured in your local “news”.

One Paradoxical View

ONE PARADOXICAL VIEW

Use me, use me better I pray
Than I know how to use my self

Inside outside of one One
Yes, always yin yang yet
Acknowledging oneness
Still upsize the upside
Downsize the downside
Or at times the other
Always yin yang yet still
Upside downside of one One
Sitting, standing, walking
Differentiating this from that
Am I not still not One? Or not?

Use me, use me better I pray
Than I know how to use my self

I Spy With My Little Eye

I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE

I spy with my little eye
Like a free-lance journalist
Like a window on the world
Copy-and-pasting snapshots
For a secret personal Pulitzer

I spy with my little eye
Like a hidden camera phone
Like an unbridled frost-giant*
Flash-freezing the moment
For a vain challenge to time

I spy with my little eye
Like the virtual fourth wall
Like a sponge, absorbed in
Soaking up soap after soap
For a terminal cable addict

I spy with my little eye
Like a CCTV security monitor
Like a fly on the wall, on edge
Stalking anything that moves
For an over-paranoid agency

I spy with my little eye

I spy

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* The frost-giants are primitive beings who oppose the rule of the Gods.” (http://www.godchecker.com/pantheon/norse-mythology.php?deity=FROST-GIANTS)

The Unquiet Emperor

Terracotta Army
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THE UNQUIET EMPEROR

Surrounded by your
Seven thousand warriors
Yet still not at peace

Alphabet For The Third Age

ALPHABET FOR THE THIRD AGE

A’s for arthritis; B’s the bad back
C’s the chest pains, perhaps cardiac?
D is for dental decay and decline
E is for eyesight; can’t read that top line!

F is for fissures and fluid retention
G is for gas (which I’d rather not mention)
H high blood pressure; I’d rather have low
I for incisions with scars you can show

J is for joints, out of socket, won’t mend
K is for knees that crack when they bend
L’s for libido; what happened to sex?
M is for memory; I forget what comes next

N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low
O is for osteo-; bones that don’t grow
P for prescriptions; I have quite a few
Just give me a pill and I’ll be good as new!

Q is for queasy; is it fatal or flu?
R is for reflux; one meal turns to two
S is for sleepless nights, counting my fears
T is for tinnitus – bells in my ears!

U is for urinary (troubles with flow)
V for vertigo, that’s – “dizzy” you know
W for worry ’bout what’s going ’round?
X is for X ray, and what might be found

Y for another year I’m left here behind
Z is for zest I still have – in my mind!
I’ve survived the symptoms and I’m still employed
Keeping twenty-six doctors all fully deployed!

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I just rediscovered this on my pc. I’d completely forgotten it, and where I found it. I certainly didn’t compose it. I wish. 😀 A DuckDuckGo search (https://duckduckgo.com) finds it all over the place, but no author for me to credit. You may have seen it before, but if not …

Aunt Sally

AUNT SALLY

From letters to Aunt Sally:

…..Dear Uncle Sammy
I’d just like to say I’m just a friendly little dwarf
And what I believe
Well this as I’m convinced
Is the situation and problem

I try to keep quiet
I stand on ceremony as restrained
Over the walnuts and the wine
I stand in livery
…..(and I’ve been to college too)
……….as constrained
Only barely in my mind
From smashing vases to make a noise
Or standing on my head
Or someone else’s
…..(So much for love!)
And I mouth something
Careful virgins risk a smile
And it’s no use asking what ever happened to their sisters
…..The surly walls are looming
……….staring
…..The telephone keeps on screaming
…..And I’m tired of Thursdays
But I suffer from only headaches
And a strong desire to ask questions
…..Or sleep
While I just look grieved
…..Or smile
Unconvincingly
…..The surly walls are looming
……….staring
…..The telephone keeps on screaming
…..And I’m tired of Thursdays
“Please don’t look so grieved”
“Please don’t look so grieved”
“Please don’t look so grieved”

Can you help at all?
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The term “Aunt Sally” is sometimes used in Great Britain as a colloquial political idiom, indicating a false adversary or straw man set up purely for attracting negative attention and wasting an opponent’s energy. The technique is sometimes used during planning applications when the applicant needs to show they exhausted all other options and need to create false alternatives that are easily identified as unsuitable.

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