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“WHEN TO BREAK THE RULES: HARD-AND-FAST RULES ARE FOR FOOLS, NOT JEWELS!” a poem Sunday: August 12, 2018

Break some rules, IF it works,

But-IF-you-break -em – – – there-may-be-no-”perks!!”

Here’re some GROUND RULES!! or, maybe, laws:

“STUFF WILL TURN,”

and

“BEWARE OF PAUSE!!”

I ate-me a – candy mint, so sweet,

Was it THE BEST THING – I’ll ever eat?!

It melted – and – I dreamed of MORE,

And, so-I-ate-”mint-ies”-by-the-score,

And the tasty treats, soon became,

My tummy ache! It’s not the same;

It’s like a first puff, on a cigarette,

It’s JUST SO WONDERFUL, but – you can bet,

As you smoke, the flavor “sours,”

So you won’t go smoking on, for hours!

Our business plan – is so secure,

We opened – and our gain was clear:

A million bucks came overnight,

And then we lost it-all – CLEAN OUTTA SIGHT!!

Just remember, what we call FLUX;

You’ll see some swans, and then – some ducks,

And both are fine, and both a fow(u)l,

So, please keep smiling – lose the growl!

My gal and me, we started “small;”

We ate cheap veggies – and learned to crawl;

We sipped some milk – and discount cheese;

We often kissed – and would say: “Please!”

JUST KEEP IT SIMPLE was our plan,

And, then, we hit “The Isle of Man,”

‘Cause we thought-we-needed-a-bit-more-room,

PLUS-a nice lap-top – in our bigger tomb!?

Yet, with these fine additions, Dear,

There’re TAX increases – and-a-bit-more-fear,

Imagining (pause) that we might lose,

Our-acquisitions, but-there’s-always-booze:

We can’t afford it, but (now) we need to drink,

It helps to relax us – and lets us think!!!

BUT! Not of yesterday? – a more simple time?

‘Cause YOU CAN’T LOOK BACK – isn’t that a crime?

The thing is: SIMPLE’S FINE – AND COMPLEX TOO,

But you need a balance, between the two,

And LOOKING BACK – it is NO SIN;

There’s light there too, so let it in!!

AND LET IT OUT – and keep on smiling,

To live and UNlearn, are we “com-piling?!”

IF we would stop – relax and breathe,

We-really-don’t-LACK; we just – conceive,

That maybe we need this – or more of that,

But SATURATION CAN BE A CAT:

It still has lives, yes – and-9′s-a-lot,

But, eventually, KITTIE MIGHT DIE – then there’ll be a plot,

Where we can bury all our silly rules,

NOW, RULES ARE GOOD – BUT THEY’RE ONLY TOOLS,

And these tools WE USE – don’t let ‘em use us!

USE THE TOOLS YOU NEED, and DON’T PUT UP A FUSS!

You want the perfect rule – or spouse – or life!?

Well, IT’S ALL PERFECT – or – YOU-CAN-LABEL-IT-(ALL)-STRIFE,

But – there’ll be stuff you like – and-also-NOT-SO-MUCH,

So, be-careful-’bout-changing-drastically – STAY IN TOUCH,

With what we might call: “sensible aspirations!”

Yes! But-of-course you can always have some new libations,

Tasty drinks – & treats – & Lovers,

BUT – “down-sides” lurk, even-”under-the-covers!”

KEEP ON SMILING, and – may YOUR SIMPLE be:

SIMPLY ACCEPTING EVERYTHING – WITH DIGNITY,

And LOOK BACK IF IT SUITS YOU; look forward IF you want,

Don’t expect they-won’t-kick-the-ball – even though you-want-the-punt!

RIGHT NOW! You’ve got everything you need!

(You don’t see that?) – Well, perceptions can impede,

Your ability to stay relaxed and loose,

And take change gracefully, so it doesn’t-become-a-NOOSE,

That, in-the-beginning, is OK-a-little-vertebral-release,

But, then, as weight is applied, your consciousness might cease!!

So, eat a little candy (?) BUT – don’t go crazy,

WIN THE LOTTERY – but give a lot to Mazie –

Hold on loosely – to the one you love,

‘Cause she might be – caught-up-in-the-clouds-with-Jesus – up above!!

APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE NOW – BUT TAKE A FEW DETOURS,

And, when things change, open and/or close several doors!

KEEP ON SMILING – even when others frown,

And if they ask you WHY?* say (that) you’ve gained “a crown,”

OF UNDERSTANDING – that things DO “turn around,”

And there’ll be starts and stops – and who knows where we’re bound!

YOU CAN O. D. ON DRUGS – OR LOVE – OR CANDY,

And, if you get too emotional, you can get “hooked” on Brandy!

Easy does it! You’ve all the time that you need,

To do LOTS OF STUFF – and you can even read,

And dream of fantasies – that WILL COME TRUE,

IN THEIR GOOD TIME! So, be red; be blue;

Be UP; be DOWN – with equal passion,

And then you won’t get “caught up” in the latest fashion,

Or the next BIG TREND – of the latest cell phone,

For – you’ll be waiting in line – but – NOT ALONE!!

For the World is a trickster, and it wants you to believe,

‘Til the day you die, that BETTER you can receive,

And THEN! – “Better than that!” – and you’ll be running amok,

When you can just stay at home with Sweetie – and U2 can _____!** 🙂

fin. ❤

    • you are smiling …

** – watch TV or something, or smoke a cigarette, but maybe just a puff or two – OR – smoke the whole, blessed thing! Mmmmm! ❤ 🙂

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