“CHISTLED IN STONE!” a poem a.k.a.: “The Power of Certainty!” a.k.a.: “Nonsense And Certainty Are Sometimes Best Used In The Same Sentence!” August 18, 2019 (Sunday)
“NEVER LIE,” his mother said;
“Never Ever!” was-put-in-his-head!
“TO LIE is anathema!?” So, one fine day,
He met a woman pursued along the way,
By thieves with guns! “Please hide me, sir!”
“Of course,” said he, so-in-the-closet-went-her;
When the gunmen arrived, they asked: “Is she there?”
“Yes, she-is-I-can’t-lie!” was the-last-thing-she’d-hear,
Before she got shot – with a lot of bullets!
It-was-then, he-thought: “Are we all locked in turrets?!”*
“Turrets Of Conformation?” I-wonder, should-we consider,
ANY rules sacrosanct? Isn’t it better,
To apply the rule when it’s best,
When it’s needed? To-do-that, lest,
We overlook that rules are-given for-the-human,
Not to rule us! If-the-rule-controls, well-then,
They’re simply CONFORMANCE TAPES, running in our brain,
We need to weigh all things! It’s easy to explain:
That we are sometimes urged, that some things are-ALWAYS right!
“Nonsense,” say I, and I’ll say it through the night!
For-instance, from Shakespeare: “Neither-a-borrower-or-lender-be!”
Nonsense! Sometimes you give what’s needed! “Yes, you-can pay it back to me,
Which-is wonderful, My Friend, but it’s-also-wonderful NOT-too!”
Life’s rules can-be jealous mistresses!
The best decision?
- – a high tower in a castle where people and secrets can be locked away?