JFASTEREFT MODERN IMPRESSIONIST POET

“FOOL’S GOLD!” January 5, 2018 {Friday}

The “Critical Observer” Begins:

“Oh, NO – THAT BONE! It’s sticking out!

That old blemish! Well, I’d just pout!

IF I had THAT ONE,* stuck on me,

The-only-thing-to-do-is-well-it-must-be-SURGERY!

Cover IT* up;

Get REAL smooth!

Hide that wart;

Pull that tooth, that looks kinda rotten and/or pretty gray!

Oh, MY GOD – You’re in (pause) a-bad-ol’-way!”

Little Ol’ ME Responds:

“I’m ‘stickin’-it-out!’ My chest AND life!

I’ll emphasize my angst & strife!

Well, that ONE!* – I got IT* – At The Gym! Too much weight! and –

Whatcha think of HIM?*

And HER!?*

Those ARE – THE THINGS OF LIFE!

I worked for them ALL* – Just like my (ex)wife!

I’ve been through storms And STUPID THINGS!

BAD DECISIONS! It ALL just brings,

EVER BUMP AND CREASE AND TEAR,

Right down to some thinning hair!

I got it ALL,* ‘cause I’m-a-stupid-duck!

They* are all testaments, to my ‘bad luck?!’

And being human and breaking rules,

The 10 Commandments (strictly applied) THEY ARE FOR FOOLS!**

The-Seven-Deadly-Sins? Well (pause) P’shaw!

I’ll have more fun and shout: ‘HOO-RAH!’

AND

When I get to Heaven’s Gate, they’ll cheer and shout and cry: ‘You’re Late!

You should-a died some lives ago – you are:

THE GREATEST FOOL WE KNOW!’ “

fin. ❤

*: Blemishes, so-called imperfections, bumps, cellulite, you name it!

**: Saint Paul declared that the commandments were God’s trick to embarrass us all! See, e.g.: Zen koans: They are only for your consideration; learning tools, so to speak; something to give you something to do, while you are waiting for your one-way ticket to OBLIVION, i.e.: “God’s” Realm = NOTHING! 🙂

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