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City City City City City

CITY CITY CITY CITY CITY

Here in this city
In this mockery of life
Life eluded me
It eluded everyone
While few noticed its absence

The Coping Mechanism

THE COPING MECHANISM

Nothing worries us
Alarm clock keeps going off
But we just press “Snooze”

Pretty Boy Blind (A Four By Six)

PRETTY BOY BLIND

She is available
You’re irresistible
You don’t see a problem
And just there’s your problem

Hay To ‘n’ For The Chief

HAY TO ‘n’ FOR THE CHIEF

……………………………………………………………………………………………This One’s For Charles

They never arrived
The forty acres and mule
Just the mule it seems

While The Fittest Survived …

WHILE THE FITTEST SURVIVED …

Man’s ego
(Note the gender)
Misreads the message
Sets God aside
Takes over
In a mindless haze
Heads heedlessly
For the nearest cliff

Dreams Of Glory

DREAMS OF GLORY

Hope springs eternal
While empires decay and die
Without being mourned

Quote Of The Day 2

“Some people think they can find satisfaction in good food, fine clothes, lively music, and sexual pleasure. However, when they have all these things, they are not satisfied. They realize happiness is not simply having their material needs met. Thus, society has set up a system of rewards that go beyond material goods. These include titles, social recognition, status, and political power, all wrapped up in a package called self-fulfillment. Attracted by these prizes and goaded on by social pressure, people spend their short lives tiring body and mind to chase after these goals. Perhaps this gives them the feeling that they have achieved something in their lives, but in reality they have sacrificed a lot in life. They can no longer see, hear, act, feel, or think from their hearts. Everything they do is dictated by whether it can get them social gains. In the end, they’ve spent their lives following other people’s demands and never lived a life of their own. How different is this from the life of a slave or a prisoner?”

― Liezi, Lieh-tzu: A Taoist Guide to Practical Living

(https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/562579-lieh-tzu-a-taoist-guide-to-practical-living)

Casualty (A Four By Six)

CASUALTY

Casual racism
You see it everywhere
Never casual though
For its recipients

Quote Of The Day 1

“(W)ith certain honourable (and hence unprofitable) exceptions, journalism remains superficial, voyeuristic, and governed by the attention span of a two year old.

– Andrew J. Bacevich.

(http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176277/tomgram%3A_andrew_bacevich%2C_what_obsessing_about_you-know-who_causes_us_to_miss/#more)

Sheep

SHEEP

I’ve always loved sheep
But people who act like them
Perhaps not so much