JFASTEREFT MODERN IMPRESSIONIST POET

โ€œFOOLโ€™S GOLD!โ€ January 5, 2018 {Friday}

The โ€œCritical Observerโ€ Begins:

โ€œOh, NO – THAT BONE! Itโ€™s sticking out!

That old blemish! Well, Iโ€™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 – Youโ€™re in (pause) a-bad-olโ€™-way!โ€

Little Olโ€™ ME Responds:

โ€œIโ€™m โ€˜stickinโ€™-it-out!โ€™ My chest AND life!

Iโ€™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!

Iโ€™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,* โ€˜cause Iโ€™m-a-stupid-duck!

They* are all testaments, to my โ€˜bad luck?!โ€™

And being human and breaking rules,

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

The-Seven-Deadly-Sins? Well (pause) Pโ€™shaw!

Iโ€™ll have more fun and shout: โ€˜HOO-RAH!โ€™

AND

When I get to Heavenโ€™s Gate, theyโ€™ll cheer and shout and cry: โ€˜Youโ€™re Late!

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

THE GREATEST FOOL WE KNOW!โ€™ โ€œ

fin. โค

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

**: Saint Paul declared that the commandments were Godโ€™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.: โ€œGodโ€™sโ€ Realm = NOTHING! ๐Ÿ™‚

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