“MAKING A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT!” a poem September 3, 2019 (Tuesday)
We gotta lotta ANGST about this! So – LET’S MAKE IT A BIG DEAL!
Let’s BLOW IT O U T TA PROPORTION; let’s scrutinize our next meal:
“This lettuce has slightly-wilted!!! just a little, A N D Oh! My! Dog[God]!
THAT’S THE WRONG KETCHUP! (pause) Here! Gimme that LOG,
The one that’s SMACK DAB IN MY (blind) EYE,
Call it: SUPERSTITION! or SUGGESTION! or NOT-my-fav’rite-flavor-o’-pie!
IT’S A BIG DEAL! to have (O. M. G.!) Peacock Feathers in The House,
And! DANG-ME! If that ain’t-a bloody MOUSE!?
It’s scurrying! It’s TERRIBLE! It’s absolutely – THE WORST THING!
Such BAD LUCK! I KNOW – it’s-gotta surely bring!
LET’S BURN IT! Let’s just BURN EVERYTHING DOWN!
‘Cause it MIGHT bring-bad-luck! and I’m sure it’s-gonna make-me frown!
We’ve all got such SPLENDID NOTIONS – about “The Good!” and-“The-Bad,”
PLANTED – by one thousand thousand YEARS! of HAPPY!? and SAD!
COUNTLESS CULTURES! all-of-them WANTIN’-TO-BE A BIG DEAL,
So they MADE UP all their own rules & regulations! So, how-do-you-FEEL,
About: KILLING ALL THE PEACOCKS? and burning each dam- feather?
BUT! In SOME places, peacocks are SACRED! and-you-know, I don’t know whether,
It’s “worse” or “better” to call something “sacred” – or “cursed!”
Either way, IT’S A BIG DEAL! I-wish (?) I (and everyone) could-be-IM-MERSED,
IN-Y O U R BIAS! OPINION! SUPERSTITION! and/or RELIGION!
In doing THAT, maybe-then you’d-be-happy ? where-everyone’s-your-hapless
WHY NOT LET ALL “THE BIG DEALS” GO AND DECIDE NOT TO JUDGE?
The Answer? (from, basically, EVERYONE I know): “I’m RIGHT! It-IS-‘a-big-deal!’ And I’ll-NEVER-friggin’-budge!”
- – defined here as someone who is acting as a decoy for someone! Once someone has convinced EVERYONE that what they think and stand for is “THE GOSPEL,” then aren’t we ALL just walking around as the automatons of Mr. or Mrs. Right?