The bird calls
The fresh air
The hazy air
The smell of pine
The smell of fumes
The pine needles
My rental car would not start today
Not a good sign when your flight’s at 6:30
Nothing to do but ditch it right there
Leave it in the hotel garage- no worries, no care
I can’t miss my flight with current capacity
Maxed out with no extra seats equals calamity
Stand at the gate and wait
That’s what I do now
That rental car can fend for itself
Additional fees? AmEx won’t allow!
If you do not agree
completely with me
then you must be extreme
your ideas but a dream
to live in this country
does not offer, you see,
the option of middle ground
some may say CRAZY
the U.S. is not mean
then I’d say that you’re left-wing
or maybe faking
do you not know, recognize, understand
that voicing an opinion in great land
is no longer permitted or respectfully heard
rather, met with the bone-crushing call of ABSURD
if you do not fall in line and go popular
then you’ll likely end up on the boycott altar
summarizing your choices
are laid out as this:
agree with what they say, or be led away
fall in line little lamb, don’t wander astray
the idea of respecting what others believe
appears to be gone, so don’t be naive.
I’m wondering when we decided to be
such a petty, self-centered, narcissistic society?
Where all conversations are centered on me.
Life revolving around us completely.
Please pardon for a moment while I update my status
About my activity and feelings I know many are anxious
Now back to this lecture about life revolving
in a small little circle where all must be knowing.
About what I say, what I buy, what I do
and who is going with me, if just to the zoo.
Hold on, sit tight, I just need to tag
my good friends who are with me while I buy this new bag.
Can you believe that I said it or did it or met
one of the sisters from the traveling Wilson Quartet?
Oh, you don’t know of them, let me snicker and share
this link to their homepage that I found first, fair and square.
Hold on a sec, I need to finish typing
on my smartphone the announcement that Nobu left me bloating.
Now back to you, because you’re important, indeed.
See we’re sitting at this small cafe eating organic feed.
You know who would like this place besides you and me?
Anna, Thomas, Carson, Bates, Edith and Lady Crawley.
Have you seen it, heard it watched it?
Well, no you have not, I will send you the link using this free hotspot.
Give me just a minute while I search to give you help
And I should tell everyone about this place, let me log in to Yelp!
It’s been good talking at you, I hope you don’t mind
if I spend some time checking Instagram, I am running behind.
I love my life and I am so thankful that you
love hearing, reading and seeing how wonderful things are for me too.
[insert your WORD here] is a curious thing
changes circumstances when you’re least expecting
delivers mental battles when you are ailing
gives opportunities when you’re doubting
provides clarity when you’re questioning
offers support when you’re flailing
grabs your hand when it needs holding
[insert your WORD here] does not reject or push you away
even when that is what your life may portray
the consistency offered by this curious option
befuddles grown men and women quite often
rarely will it be found if you’ve hardened your outlook
yet still easily grasped after it has been forsook
not recommended to put off or delay
rather grasp and accept it despite your dismay
The color of the teeth
Of the man who has been hiding
In the forest, in the woods
Not sure why he sought that refuge
What made him turn and run
Was it his picture on the billboard
Or his image on the news
When they found the dead girl’s body
When they announced the grim discovery
A lifeless body found in the lake
That he, the father, was the prime suspect
Not seen for more than ten years
Found sleeping in a cave
Clothes tattered and torn
Hair, wild and crazed, like that of a savage beast
Then he sat before the judge
The trial proclaimed his guilt
He murdered his young daughter and ran into the woods
White – the color of his skin when the noose finally tightened
It was too long, the line today
So I opted to park, go in, get my entree
Laughing and smirking at the brilliance of my plan
While they wait in that line with more than one van
I found a close spot, jumped out, locked the door
And moved with agility up to the store
But what waited for me? The jokes on you pal
You see, it appears I wasn’t the only guy or gal
That thought they could bypass the brutal drive-thru line
For when I entered I noted that I wasn’t alone in my desire to whine