“SCARBOROUGH FAIR!” * a poem, a.k.a.: “A Diversified Portfolio!” 4 Aug 2019 (Sunday)
“Stay loose and limp! Breathe long and sigh!
Do not believe – all-the[se]-things-‘catchin’-your-eye!’
Diversify your-‘portfolio’ with 20% to-The-“Arts,”
20% to the government! and 20% to smelling f – – ts!
20% might-go to-your Cabin in-The-Wood,
Where you-can-grow-some-lettuce, just-like-our-forefathers-could,
And raise a chicken – or maybe a cow or two,
And, when you cry, hopefully-it’ll-be-a-happy milieu?”
This LIFE? It seems – like-such-a-corn-u -co-pia;
Perhaps dystopia! or, maybe, utopia!
Who-knows? Tell me to love you – or tell me to die;
Laugh if you will! or we-can both cry!
Who knows what tomorrow – brings-for-us, My Dear!
Shall we be hopeful? or shed a big tear?
You can imagine a God, who’s nice and kind,
Or a big, devil guy – who is stuck in your mind!
Both-though will-expect-you – to-worship THEIR THEME!
Or-you’ll-maybe-worship: Big Pharma? or-a-“meme?”**
To-invest-with (in) or “blow,” as you-see-fit to!?
- – Life is a FAIR! and! also an-af-fair,
Do-you carry SCARs? picked-up-along-The-Way?
Probably so, probably so – but here’s what I say:
“Just-a-keep going, with a good, steady pace,
And-don’t-talk-to ‘haters!’ They’re-all-over-the-place!”
** – an element of culture, passed from generation to generation by IMITATION,
OR – is it SIMPLY a cute image or video, passed rapidly by Internet users? You decide!