Mystic POET

โ€œONE SIDE – ONE RIDE – YOU CAN – NOT HIDE!โ€ a poem Tuesday: 10/16/18

Donโ€™t pick HER! (She has โ€œbaggage!โ€)

And – with-Older-Women – thereโ€™s always โ€˜sag-age!!

THIS-SIDE-of-The-Track is BETTER!

The-โ€Messicansโ€ – are always โ€œwetter,โ€

For, when the heavy rains do come,

The Flood is OVER THERE, but-โ€Whities!โ€- ainโ€™t-that-kinda-dum?

For youโ€™ll have to clean up anyway,

And YOUR HOUSES-will-GO – ANOTHER DAY!

My โ€œrideโ€ is BETTER; it bounces โ€œnice;โ€

[OUR cars are newer; we-can-pay-the price,

For an โ€œup-to-date model!] BUT (pause) Wait a few years,

These MODERN CARS* (pause) will bring MANY TEARS,

BECAUSE! They age! {just like everything},

And NOW! over-to-THAT-side** those cars weโ€™ll bring!

SO – WEโ€™VE ALL GOT BAGGAGE, RICH AND POOR,

And โ€œpeace of mind!โ€ Whoโ€™s got more?

Thereโ€™s different luggage, BUT – thereโ€™s-always-some,

So, my people – pour-me a-cup-of-festive-rum!

WE THINK THEREโ€™S LESS BAGGAGE – and – WE THINK,

THEREโ€™S A BETTER SIDE;

And we THINK – that, from our neighbor, we can run and hide!

Thereโ€™s NO โ€œrealโ€ happy or sad, for the swift flying years,

Bring each one some joy – and each one some tears;

NOT the rich and the poor, for, to count a (wo)manโ€™s wealth,

You must FIRST know the state of her (his) conscience and health!

We are in THE SAME BOAT; we are ON THE SAME SIDE,

And, we think, that-by-crossing (or-jumping) in-some-better-place-weโ€™ll-abide!

So – try-to stop-assessing-baggage – or planning to get,

A way better deal (pause) WHY DONโ€™T YOU LET,

Yourselves-relax-a-little and-count-everything as-OK,

AND LOVE-ONE-ANOTHER – MANANA!? BUT, especially, TODAY!! ๐Ÿ™‚

fin. <3

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– or International Fence Lines – or attempts to โ€œkeep things outโ€ or โ€œsegregate,โ€ when a process of โ€œcohesion,โ€ which seems, for lack of a better word: โ€œnaturalโ€ is operational, always has been – perhaps always will be!! ๐Ÿ™‚

** – of any (arbitrary) track (railroad or otherwise)

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