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“All war is deception.” -Sun Tzu

“All war is deception.” -Sun Tzu


“If you are far from the enemy, make him believe you are near.” -Sun Tzu

“If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.” -Sun Tzu

“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.” -Sun Tzu

“Hence that general is skilful in attack whose opponent does not know what to defend; and he is skilful in defense whose opponent does not know what to attack.” -Sun Tzu

“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” -Sun Tzu

“He who is prudent and lies in wait for an enemy who is not, will be victorious.” -Sun Tzu

“For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.” -Sun Tzu

“For them to perceive the advantage of defeating the enemy, they must also have their rewards.” -Sun Tzu

“Confront them with annihilation, and they will then survive; plunge them into a deadly situation, and they will then live. When people fall into danger, they are then able to strive for victory.” -Sun Tzu

“Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent’s fate.” -Sun Tzu

“Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?” -Sun Tzu

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Watch “Aretha Franklin / It Ain’t Necessarily So” on YouTube ๐Ÿ’ฅ Thought for THE DAY ๐Ÿ•Š

It ain’t necessarily so
It ain’t necessarily so
The things that you’re liable
To read in the Bible
It ain’t necessarily so

Little David was small but oh, my
Little David was small but oh, my
He fought the Goliath who lay down and dieth
Little David was small but oh, my

Yes, Jonah he lived in the whale
Oh, Jonah he lived in the whale
But he made his home in that fish’s abdomen
Ooh, Jonah he lived in the whale

Little Moses was found in the stream
Little Moses was found in the stream
He floated on water till old Pharoah’s daughter
She fished him she says from that stream

It ain’t necessarily so
It ain’t necessarily so
They tell all the children
The devil’s a villian
But it ain’t necessarily so

To get into heaven don’t snap for a seven
Live clean, don’t have no fault
Oh, I’d take that gospel whenever it’s possible
But with a grain of salt

Methuselah lived nine hundred years
Methuselah don’t live nine hundred years
But who calls that livin’ when no gal will give in
To no man, what’s nine hundred years?

Now I’m preachin’ this sermon to show
It ain’t necessarily, ain’t necessarily, ain’t necessarily so

“THE WATCHER !”

MYSTIC POET ๐Ÿ’ฅ

“THE WATCHER !” a poem a.k.a.: “YOU KNOW!?” March 24, 2019 [SUNDAY]

Something’s watching, watching you!!!! Watching YOU RIGHT-NOW! [ ]

Is it FRIENDLY? Well, I’m-not-sure!? It could-be- Chairman Mao,*

With a SICKLE, so-you-can-cut – so-you can go “to work!”

IT’S WATCHING YOU! and, sometimes! (pause) It’s calling you “A Jerk!!”

“You JERK! J – J – J! Oo – oo -ooo! You-better-best-behave,

OR! I WILL GETCHA! Yeah, I will! You silly, horny knave!!”

SOMETHING!-could-be your-best-friend! but-also- perhaps-your-foe,

Yes! It might be so many things – that we may never know! [ ]

Can you feel [that] you’re being watched, as you sit- – – [here] with ME?

Don’t be scared! For, IF YOU’RE THOUGHTFUL, I-AM sure you’ll see,

That THE SOMETHING that is watching – and-also, ever waiting,

And dying!-living!-laughing!-loving! is-ENJOYING ALSO- HATING!

BUT, IT’S-JUST-YOU!!! Yes! ONLY YOU! You silly, s-x-y beast,

Yup! Well-at-least – you-know-what-it-is!

NOW, you-know AT LEAST!

fin โค

* – a once famous Chinese dictator, who stressed hard work and “Love of THE STATE!”

The Watcher Chase me if you can ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ

“BON VIVANT!”MYSTIC POET ~

“BON VIVANT!” a poem March 24, 2019 (Sunday)

I like to be, to be WITH YOU!
You’re so pretty, and you’re true!
You smile NICE, with sparkly eyes;
Your hair runs downward, to your thighs;
You are so kind and help a lot,
Even-those-people – those-who-are-not,
Too kind to you! You are my model,
And-if-I-could put-you in a bottle,
I-bet-I-could-sell-you for: a zillion dollars,
But I DON-WANNA – for I just hollers,
When you touch me – and call my name!
You are the-most-est-glamorous “dame,”
That I have ever laid eyes on!

Thanks-for-being My Bon Vi-vant!*

fin โค

* – Here referring to a person who knows how to live well!

“MY BEST PAL!”ย  a poem for The Most Beautiful Girl In The WHOLE WIDE World!ย  In the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!”ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  March 23, 2019ย  (Saturday) ~ J Jay SAMUEL DAVIS

“MY BEST PAL!” a poem for The Most Beautiful Girl In The WHOLE WIDE World! In the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” March 23, 2019 (Saturday)

The Most Beautiful Girl (in The World) is-in-“The-Heart-Texas,” on-My-Corner!

I-talk-with-and-see-her, maybe, twice-a-day, but- I-AM-STILL A MOURNER!
A-mourning-to-not-be-able (pause) to-be-with-her-always! Such FOND DESIRE!
For – she is sweet! [and]-radiantly-petite! and-She’s-filled-with-glorious-fire!

Yes, with “The Spirit – of The Lord,” so hot – and-sen – su-al;
She-is-a HANDMAIDEN OF-THE-KINGDOM, and angels call her: “PAL!”

She’s-the-ONE-we-dream-of! (pause) AT-NIGHT, the-one-we-see,
When-we’re-in-“The Garden,” and the blood drips, so-that-we,
ARE-READY-FOR-ANYTHING! (pause) but-of-course, ONLY-SHE,
Can-maketh-things-ALL-beautiful!
OUR PAL!
ETERNALLY! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Sigh!

fin โค

“THE KEEPER OF THE WORLD ZOO – IS YOU!”~ MYSTIC POET ๐Ÿ’™

“THE KEEPER OF THE WORLD ZOO – IS YOU!” a poem March 23, 2019 (Sat.)

When an actor in YOUR story becomes-SO-PROFICIENT at-“their assign-ed-role,”
They might come after you! to-try-and-take-away “Your Pole,
Position!” [but-not-to-worry] No matter how expert they might become,
They are YOUR creation! Compared-to-you, they-[only]-“suck-their-thumb!”

Even IF they BELIEVE – that they are in control,
YOU-are-the-one who has planted that notion – in their ‘storied soul!”

So – DROP THE IDOLS – and write away!
You-needn’t-fight ANYONE any day,
For, within YOUR story, you’re-still The Hero!
Call yourself Christ or Buddha – for-you ARE “Nero!”
But you needn’t be The Nasty NERO, from another story you-did-devise!
BE MORE LIKE “NEO,” but-[you-might-want-to] keep-on-your-clever-“disguise!”

And remember: NEVER FIGHT FOR REAL! You simply do not have to!
For you’re THE KEEPER with “The Keys” to The World Zoo!
And THE ZOO IS YOU, so-don’t-be-so-“blue!”
Just write-a-lot-of-happy-“resolutions!” It’s-not that hard to do!

Plus, IF your dream’s not going well, and you “wake up” prematurely,
Just revise a pleasant ending! It’s-never-too-late – or-early!

fin โค

American Native Indian

In the distance of my years I cover myself with time like a blanket which enfolds me with the layers of my life. What can I tell you except that I have been everywhere and nowhere. What can I except that I have not begun my journey now that it is through? All that I am and all that I am yet to be lies within me now this way. There’s a young boy in me traveling East with the Eagle which taught me to see far and wide. The Eagle took his distance and said, โ€œthere is time to rise above so that you don’t think your small world too important. There is a time to set your vision toward the sky.
There is a young girl in me traveling West with the Bear which taught me how to look inside. The Bear stood by himself and said, โ€œThere is a time for being alone so that you do not take on the appearance of your friends. There’s a time for being at home with yourself.
There is the old man with me traveling North with the Bison which taught me wisdom. The Bison disappeared and said, โ€œthere is a time for believing in nothing so that you do not speak what you have already heard. There is a time for keeping silent.โ€
There is the old woman in me traveling South with the Mouse which taught me my limitations. The Mouse lay near to the ground and and said, โ€œthere is a time for taking comfort in the small things so that you do not feel forgotten in the night. There is a time for enjoying the worm.โ€
That’s the way it was, is, and will continue with the Eagle, the Bear, the Bison, and the Mouse joined with me in ALL directions to form the circle of my life. I am an Eagle. The small world laughs at my deeds but the Great Sky keeps to itself my thoughts of immortality. I am a Bear. In my solitude I resemble the Wind. I blow the clouds together so that they form images of my friends. I am a Bison. My voice echoes in my mouth. All that I have learned I share with the smoke of my fire.
I am a Mouse.
The World lies just beneath my nose.
Every time I journey to the horizon I find a hole instead.

“YOUR CHOICE!”ย ~ MYSTIC POET โœŒ

“YOUR CHOICE!” a poem March 23, 2019 [Saturday]

DETERMINE WHO’S IN CHARGE! If-it’s-not-you, something’s wrong!!!

For, if you’re dependant on something, It’s-an-IDOL-to-you, & perhaps-then-your -song,

Needs to be modified – so-it’s-“right,” WITH LYRICS YOU’VE INSERTED!

IF you’re not in charge, The World’s “upside down!” You-could-say: “It’s inverted!”

So “set IT straight” You’ve-a-long-life-ahead,

And, even if others “opt” to join The Dead,

They’re NOT in charge of you, My Loving, Perfect Dear;

Let THEM suffer – and grapple with THEIR FEAR!

That’s THEIR choice! You (obviously) get to choose TOO,

So, don’t-forget-to-make-YOUR-choice – of what’s-gonna-happen-to-YOU!*

fin โค

* – optional: of where you’re going to! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Yeah!

“UPSET!” MYSTIC POET ๐Ÿค”

“UPSET!” a poem March 22, 2019 (Friday)

Does your friend get UPSET – when-(s)he’s-upset-and-you’re-not? Well, that’s OK!

When (s)he’s SURE it’s an emergency! Is-there H – – – to pay?

IF you DON’T get in that mood – of CATASTROPHIC THINKING?

“To-respect-ME, RESPECT MY UPSETS!” and, suddenly, I’m-“a-winking,”

Imagining-(s)he-ain’t-happy WITHOUT-THE-DRAMA!-of-the-“Life of Riley!”*

“You’re distressing [me] If-you-AREN’T-upset! & my name is prob’ly WILE – ,

E. Coyote, if-you-please! and-I-can – calculate ALL THE TREES**

And-the-rhythm-of-“The Birds & The Bees!” My perfect senses, you’ll not appease!

So, just get used to NOT distressing – ME-and-my-feelings- about all,

The terrible stuff I spot in The World – Indulge-me – or I’ll BALL!”

fin โค

* – a popular show from the 50’s, centering on a character named RILEY! [Riley Coyote?]

** – Some people love to cut trees down, so they “count the rings” and determine how old the tree is!! What a great life! but not necessarily for the trees!! :)๐Ÿค”

A. P. (or A. Poo) News Service: FLASH!ย  “We Almost Had An Awful Stench At The White House!”ย  a poemย  Marchย  tu-tu, 2019 (FreyaDaya)MYSTIC POET ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ

A. P. (or A. Poo) News Service: FLASH! “We Almost Had An Awful Stench At The White House!” a poem March tu-tu, 2019 (FreyaDaya)

“Thank Gosh, MelAN[AL]ia was there, in The Oval O – – fice,* to avert a mis – – ap!**
For, her Husband-President nearly EXPLODED, &-here, Friends-is “the flap:”***
It had been building, for some months now, with no release in view!
President Trump was “filling up” with something “old AND new,”
And, when a person is “full-of-it,” something’s gotta give!
Yes, he nearly exploded! but , thanks -to-Melan[al]ia , he still may live!

He was SO dang FULL, she-knew-“The-Boom”-was imminent,
So, she called their friend(s) in Moscow Town, where-they’ve-STILL a rem-( )-nant,
Of folks who won’t just hang right up, BUTT-they’ll-listen-and-they-might-care,
And Vlad, he answered, “What’s wrong, MEL?” “Well, Don is ‘full up,’ BEAR!’ “****

“Oh, my gosh,” said PU tin! “Well-I-do-know-a-thing-about-PU!
Just prick him with big ol’ PEN – I-might-a-known-he-was-DUE,
To have the stuff-that’s-been-building-up – come-out in-THE-BLESSED-END!”

“Oh, golly, thank-yoo, Big, Big-Bear! You are our best-est friend!”

So-with-just-a-POKE, The Don went: “BOOSH,”
And all that pu -came-out-with-a-“whoosh!”
It took a while to clean it up, but The President’s resting fine!

It’s tough – when you are “full of shirt,” like-saying: “This-HERE is-ALL-MINE!”
You-gotta-admit, we owe a debt to-Don! He’s-made-things-clear:
Politics, like cesspools, are really nothing-to-fear!
You-just: PLUG YOUR NOSE and CLOSE YOUR EYES,
And never ask no “How’s” or “Why’s,”
For the politicians, lawyers-and-doctors – well, they’re in “the 1 percent,”
Of potentially-“exploding-stinky-devices!”
But-you-can-always -use-“a-stent!” ๐Ÿ™‚ – Stinky PU, but that’s nice!
fin โค

* – (R) (I)
** – (C) (R)
*** – sometimes also referred to as: “The Poop!”
**** – The Trump family’s favorite nickname for Vladimir Putin; he is affectionately known as: THE RUSSIAN BEAR, a.k.a.: “The Russian Bare,” for all his s – – ual exploits in Leningrad and the surrounding areas! “I love it that Russian-U.S. relations are doing so well; it fills me with unquenchable exuberance! or, maybe, that’s just constipation!” The Mystic Poet

A New Day ๐Ÿ’ฅ breathe ~ smile ~ maybe you need to hear this right now ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ

Or you can watch the video here!

“IF!”ย ~MYSTIC POET โœŒ

“IF!” a poem a.k.a.: “Yes, It’s ME, Bad, Ol’ Distressing Me!!” March 21, 2019 [Th.]๐Ÿค ๐Ÿค 

IF I was more loving and kind, I could say and do BETTER THINGS!
But, owing to “the bad way I AM,” my life, it only brings,
Distress! to-you, my perfect Miss Stress – ๐Ÿค— and I-am awfully sad,
That AFTER DECADES OF “TRAINING,” I’m-not-yet “a loving lad!!”๐Ÿ™„

FOR: “LOVING IS, AS LOVING DOES!” &-YOU-know what-I-SHOULD-do,
So-that I-might “appropriately behave,” so-as-NEVER to-make-you “blue!”๐Ÿค

It’s funny! The-harder that-I-try to-live-up-to YOUR-“ideal,”
“The-more-tied-up-in-knots-I-become!” IF-ONLY-WE-TWO-COULD-FEEL,
AND THINK THE SAME! Then, wouldn’t -life-be-such-a-“wonderful”-deal(?)๐Ÿ˜Š
WHY’D “GOD’ MAKE TWO, WHEN ONE IS FINE? Let’s “re-invent the wheel,”
For, you know “BEST,” i.e.: the-way-things-should “rightly be!”
Gosh! It must be GRAND – to-be-YOU, being-able-to-correct BAD ME! ๐Ÿ™‚ – Tee, hee!๐Ÿ˜

I-would-a blown up This Place – a long time ago,๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™ˆ
‘Cause of HOW MUCH IT-HAS HURT YOU, but! [Thank Goodness!] Now, we know,
WE ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF WHAT OCCURS!
It’s hard to imagine – but, sometimes! our “over-reactivity” blurs,”๐Ÿค”
The FACT – that WE-are-the-ones-that ORCHESTRATE,
ALL THESE EVENTS! and – Our-thoughts-seem (ALWAYS) too late,
For, long before we PLOT – how to avoid the next “pit,”
THE EVENT-HAS-OCCURRED! So, now, let’s just sit,
And laugh at The Mystery – and cry a few tears,
OR! We-can-just – KEEP-POINTING-AT-“SOME-CAUSE,” & courting-our-fears!๐Ÿ˜‰

fin โค

“OWNERSHIP!”

“OWNERSHIP!” a poem a.k.a.: “You’re The Only Possession I Cherish & I Am Yours!” March 21, 2019 [Thursday]

Your can “OWN” Texas-land-and-cars, diamond-studs-and-rubies,
And-I’ll-get-them-ALL-for-YOU – from-The-Folks-who USED-TO-BE-“boobies,”
For THEY ALL KNOW – that:-“ownership’s a-big res-pon-si-bi-li-ty,”
So they were really “pleased as punch” to hand-it-all-over to-me,
To take control of all that STUFF, that many crave and wish-for,
But – lemme-tell-you, Honey! “Owned-things create-a FIS -SURE”
A BIG “CRACK” IN ONE’S LIFE, REQUIRING CONSTANT “FILLING IN,”
And, with all the responsibility-and-worry, you-REALLY – never win!!

Besides, my Love – This concept – of ownership and rule,
Is REALLY! oh, so laughable! It-def’nitely – ain’t “cool,”
To think of HAVING – any-thing! especially-YOU, my Sweet,
For-YOU BELONG-TO-THE-UNIVERSE! You’re-“on-loan!” So-come; let’s eat,
On our rented table – in our borrow tent,
Saying-prayers-to-each-other, for WE-ARE HEAVEN SENT,
Sent-here -to-make-some-Heaven, and change some points of view!

“EVERYONE OWNS EVERYTHING!”
And-“NOTHING-is PAST DUE!”

fin โค

“ALWAYS TO YOU, IN THE SUN’S RAINBOW HUE!”ย  March poem in the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!”ย ย ย  March 21, 2019 {Thursday}๐Ÿ’™

“ALWAYS TO YOU, IN THE SUN’S RAINBOW HUE!” March poem in the series: “Mr. & Mrs. Cuddly Poo!” March 21, 2019 {Thursday}

TRY-NOT to-be certain – or too terribly wise!
BUT – DO try to be happy! – and DO – sympathize,
With our neighbors who suffer! Yes, we suffer too;
WE ALL TRY TO GET BY – It’s all we can do,
But-it’s-much-better-to-have-HUMOR, and a good point of view,
PLEASE KISS ME OUTSIDE! In-“The Sun’s Rainbow Hue!”

For SUNSHINE AND FRESH AIR – will heal us just fine!
Breathe deeply! and-know – THAT I THINK YOU’RE DIVINE,
Whether-you-smile- or-you’re-“serious,” even-if there’s “trouble,”
I LOVE TO REACH OVER – and pop each “bad” bubble!

But – a day at a time, Poo! Let’s breathe long and nice;
It-puts-“the rosy” in-your-cheeks – Then, your sugar and spice,
Comes out when we cuddle – Oh! I DO LOVE YOU SO!
I’ve many-poems-ALL: TO-YOU –
I wanted you to know!

fin โค

“REVERSE PINOCCHIO!”ย ๐Ÿค— Mystic POET

“REVERSE PINOCCHIO!” a poem a.k.a.: “It’s Always Best To Be A Dummy For The One Who Loves You, Rather Than A Manikin Of The World!” a.k.a.: “I Used To Be A Manikin, But Now I’m Just Your Big Dummy, But I Am Not Complaining! I’m Celebrating!” March 21, 2019 [Thor’s Daze!] for: March, “Are You A Robot!?” month!

I used to be A REAL BOY – named “WILLiam,” and I-KNEW-I-had “free WILL,”
And I was quite The PRINCE-ly Lad, AND-also, really! “quite the pill!”
But-then I-rea-lized: I-WAS A-PROGRAMMED-AUTO-MA-TON!?
“Are You A Robot?” “Yes, I AM! just-a-NON-HUMAN PAWN!”

I USED TO DETERMINE MY “DESTINY!” I-had “REAL days” and a plan,
Back THEN – I-was-first: a child! Then! I BECAME A MAN!!!!
I got me a job – a honey – and a-spiffy, fast sports car;
I could hold my head high – and make women cry – when I went in – to The Bar,
With nice jewelry – and a clean shirt, which my-honey-always-washed,
And-women-often-said: “HE’S A REAL MAN!” but, NOW, I know I’ve lost,
My status! – and – My position! — I AM – just A WOODEN BOY,
Just-a-sniffin’-in-your-bed, my Love! No-longer-“The-Real-McCoy!!”

I AM – YOUR wooden lapdog, baby – in the morning, I’m-just mourning – would
Have-no-longer control over my body I-used-to-be-proud, and I stood,
For – SOMETHING REAL! and IMPORTANT! and, of course, RESPECT-tABLE,
But, NOW, I’m-only-a-“Wooden-Indian,” Dog-Drooling, ’cause you’re so delec-table!

fin โค