“THE BOARD GAME CALLED THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD & EVIL!” a poem, Thursday, August 1, 2019
I-was-bored, so-I-developed: A GAME WITH NO RULES;
It’s-just-a-“MONOPOLY”-BOARD, with-a-garden, clear-lakes and-some-pools!
I sit IN THE CENTER, under-The-Bodhi-Tree,*
Yeah, I-was-pretty-BORED, but-was-sitting somewhat-hap-pil-ly!
And, I was contemplating my navel, when-it occurred to me,
I’M BORED ON THIS BOARD, SO I’D KIND-OF LIKE-TO SEE,
A pretty “something” to play around with,
And-then-up-pops-a-little-cute-thing (for-lack-of-a-better-term, call-it:) a-“myth!” (miss?)
“SHE” smiled and said: “WHO are you?” “Oh, NOBODY,” I said; “BUT you-are WHO,
I MOST DESIRE – in my little game, To keep me happy!” Well, later came:
Spiders and snakes! Lawn mowers and rakes! And SUDDENLY “SHE” makes –
All-These-RULES, and The Game – It takes,
On a life of its own, and there are creatures all around,
And-then trains! and wars! and, of course, the bloody sound:
OF PEOPLE CRYING! while “sn[e]aking around,”
With property! and property settlements! They all now abound,
And – I’m in the middle of it all, hanging on for dear life,
With SHE, my pretty companion! I call her: my WIFE!
And SHE says: “We need HELP! Come over here!
I HAVE A PLAN!” and with (some) laughter – and a TEAR,**
We’re “fruitful” and we “multiply” all these people in our imagination!
And SUDDENLY! There’s-AT-LEAST one-“nation,”
With GOVERNMENTS! HOSPITALS! and COURTS OF LAW,
With-a-bunch-of: kids! & pets! Aunts! and-A grand-PA!
Mind you, I’m STILL – just “settin’ ” there, under The Bodhi Tree,
Surveying The Landscape, and SHE comes to me,
And suggests: “I don’t want anyone to-know this is all yours,
So why-not spread stories, conjectures & (for lack of a better term called them) ‘infers,” Tricking people to bow down – to all of this STUFF?
AND – Let’s eat lots of apples, more than enough!”
[WELL, WE ALL GOT TUMMY ACHES, ’cause The Apples were green!]
“And – if folks get too carried away, just tell-’em to STOP-IT! or that’s OBSCENE!”
OK! That’s IT, as I am sitting there with my Mate,
I snappeth-ed my fingers – and SUDDENLY! everything’s-[back-to]-GREAT?
Most everything vanished, and we are alone, Together, Forever, with a dog and his bone!
And [based on SHE’s suggestion(s)]: A CAT, coffee-&-SMORES and a color TV,
A car and-a-grocery-store, stuffed-with-good-food-for-you-&-me,
And WE POSSESS THE KNOWLEDGE OF EVIL versus GOODNESS,
Or (I-mean) SHE DOES, ’cause-SHE-knows-when-things-are-a-mess!
And we are SO HAPPY, ’cause we KNOW it’s A GAME?!?!?
And I LOVE SHE (maybe) TOO MUCH, but SHE-loves-me-all-the-same! 🙂 – Yeah!
fin ♥ * – Where The Buddha supposedly found “enlightenment!” Also called: BO, bro!
** – formerly NOT a part of The Game!