There are many things, at which I excel–not the least of which, is humility. Negative attributes should taken into account. How else can one ever hope for improvement? No doubt, there are more, I just don’t have the time right now.
- Conclusion jumping
- Being judgmental
I’ve stuck with these faithfully for many years. Come to think of it–and I don’t desire to be boastful–that’s another attribute. Excuse me, while I grab another donut.
It’s the first day of spring
With all the joy it brings
Not acceptable to society
I will say without impunity
I would like immunity
From all vicious pollens
Bugs, creepy crawly
Things that bite
“Wake up. You were snoring,” Said the bailiff–while shaking my shoulder.
“Yes, he was–very loudly,” Said one of my fellow jurors.
“Sleep on your own time–not on the court’s,” Warned the bailiff.
Doubtful, anything that drastic will happen. I’ve been summoned for jury duty the first two weeks of April.
Not that I have anything against doing one’s civic duty. I’m a Vietnam-era vet, for Heaven’s sake.
I know that obligations can turn into more than one hoped for. My wife served on a jury; was selected for a murder trial that deliberated for three months.
“Who was Dog the Bounty Hunter?” My wife asked, upon her return, one night during the trial. During break that day the reality show star had been outside the courthouse. She wasn’t impressed with the “Dogster”–only with the plethora of local TV news crews.
Whatever happens, there won’t be much time for blogging, or other internet activities. I won’t be able to talk about any of the proceedings.
Not to worry–other than the 45 mile commute each direction; my wife warned me; most of the time would be consumed by legal wrangling between prosecution and defense teams.
“It would be like going to work for the county every day,” She said. “Hurry up and wait.” Where had I heard that before?
Curtain rose, then fell
“I’m Joe’s Liver”
“Why can’t Johnny read?”
Asked, then answered
For those that believed
Cautioned, stern warnings
Kudzu clan was on the loose
Were yet to come
Best to plan ahead
Dream queens, dream screams
Worst mistakes, “they” ever made
Why we dreamed–what dreams meant
Baby bumps, career bump-ups
Deflated balloons departed
Decorated trees in festive mylar
Get well, good luck!
Don’t give up–too soon!
Big sales, slips and flops
Ubiquitous, unorthodox shops
Favorable phases of the moon
Back to basics, think smaller
How to look taller
Luck, lack of luck?
Hidden gold mines
Could work this time?
You didn’t know
How lucky you were
Dusty Springfield, half-whispered “You’ve Got the Look Of Love” from the bat-winged, ’64 Chevy Biscayne’s dashboard speaker; after a day in the hayfields. If only she were whispering to me–or so, I thought at the time.
If only all girls were like California girls. Everyone in far-off places seemed to be better off, have more fun–the grass was always greener. Pity the fools, desperate for good news that never came.
Past lives left behind in rear-view mirrors; chrome chariots pointed, anywhere but here. “Here” transmogrified into a catch-all phrase–meaning whatever predicament one happened to be in at that given moment.
Anywhere but here, was the new mantra. How could everybody be somewhere else, when some, somebodies had to stay behind, to make-up for those that went somewhere else?
If there is a point to all this–it is to make the best of where you are; right now, at this moment. Because, take my word for it, the grass is not always greener.
For of those to whom much is given, much is required. JFK’s observation in 1961, taken from Luke 12:48 KJV.