“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,”
“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 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,
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 _____!** 🙂
- 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! ❤ 🙂