“THE DEFAULT SETTING.” a poem of humorous retirement, a.k.a.: “When Mystique Arises.” Nov. 4, 2019 (Monday)
There’s a default setting I found me to avoid too much trouble.
Wanna hear it? It’s “I LOVE YOU” which USUALLY keeps “the bubble,”
From bursting, (pause)
FORnearlyEveryMemberOf”TheHoard” will go with/for THAT.
However, some folks have A PART that goes: “That’sSHALLOW, you crazy cat,
You BETTER come up with SOMETHING better than ‘I LOVE YOU;’
YOU CAN’T GET AWAY WITH THAT CRAP WITH ME; yeah, WHO,
Do you think you are. YOU BETTER BE MORE UNIQUE,
‘Cause I deserve more, Buddy Boy; my name, it is MYSTIQUE.”
Anyway, sometimes that happens. You know: “Play Mystique For Me,”
And I better react P. D. Q. so I get down on bended knee,
And PRAY TO MY “GOD ASPECT” and ask for some aid,
And hope GOD doesn’t say: “I’m busy; I’ll be there in a minute, MAID;”
Anyway, so you MUST BE CAREFUL, for, if GOD is too late too late even by a little,
MYSTIQUE will have reduced YOU to TEARS, torn and brittle.
Anyway, LIFE’S NOT THAT SCARY. Is it? Isn’t it all right,
That at the bars, upon that FIRST ENCOUNTER, everyone’s nice&polite,
But, then, you get to know them. Is that when TheFearOfGod goes into your soul?
ISN’T LIFE GRAND? Sometimes, I wish I was a mole,
And I could hide underground and escape massive trauma,
From upset parts of my friends and me and, of course, Trump, Putin, Kim Jung-un & even Obama.
“Well, guys, I LOVE YOU I really do. (pause)
Please don’t kill me tonight, until I’ve had a chance to REALLY getToKnowYou.”
OK, so maybe this Default Setting is not that great& won’t work all the time,
BUT, perhaps, it will give me a chance to run really far,
To RUN SAFELY AWAY from this rhyme.