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Hospital Gown

 

It's a tarp

with a hole

don't mention

what shows

 

It covers

your front

leaves your

backside exposed

 

Shows cracks

in your armor

'cause it

doesn't quite close

 

A flap

in the back

a tent with

no pole.

 

 

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Oh Say Can You Say

 

If you have a viewpoint now
you must keep it to yourself
because Big Tech may be watching
they will censor you
or put you in a time out
facing the wall
we are not children
we are Americans who have
the right to speak
it is in the First Amendment
the very first for a reason
if we cannot express our opinions
Democracy dies
America will be no more
expressing ideas is the foundation
...

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THE MULE

 

 

I am

the mule of poetry

I go about my work

with patience

plodding on with my

heavy pack of poems

I am long-lived

as I hope these poems are

I am the mule of poetry

ever faithful

carrying my weight

without complaint

sure-footed

stubborn

more intelligent than

a donkey.

 

 

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Tails To The Wind

 

Horses stand

tails to the wind

No place to go

as the storm blows in

 

Not used to snow

eyes slowly close

Two horses shivering

in the cold

 

Steam coming from nose

hoof prints in snow

warm barn they seek

but the barn door's closed

 

Left in the snow

on each other depend

patience of Job

tails to the wind.

 

 

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Easy Come, Easy Go

 

Ring in their nose

pulled to and fro

They went along

not to be exposed

 

Mandates proposed

went unopposed

obediently, they did

what they were told

 

Good citizens

locked down at home

they so believed

their eyes were closed

 

Yet the plague raged on

even more arose

their liberty lost

easy come, easy go.

 

 

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GENDER NEUTRALITY

 

I once had a wife

and a mother

and a grandmother

I once had an Aunt

and a sister

a niece

and a female cousin

 

but now I have no wife

no mother

no sister

no aunt

In their place I have

a thing called

gender neutrality

 

my relationships changed

without me realizing it

or having a say in it

overnight I lost my entire family

 

you ca...

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Out Of Context

 

Every time someone gets caught

with their foot in their mouth

they always claim they were taken

"out of context"

even though what they said

is verbatim and on tape and

as plain as the nose on their face

rather than admit they made a mistake

rather than admit they didn't know

what they were talking about

rather than admit they are damned fools

they fall back on...

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THE NOTHING BURGER

 

If you are a politician

or a celebrity

and have something

you want to share

make sure it has legitimacy

and actually is worthwhile

with a firm basis in truth

and the facts

otherwise

it is just a Nothing Burger

with nothing to it

no meat to the statement

nothing to see

a burger without bun

no pickles or onions

no mayo or fries

the #1 Nothing Comb...

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HIGH, TEXAS

 

The road ain't wide

that goes to High

if you blink twice

you pass it by,

So don't blink your eye

when High is nigh

you'll miss the boat

and miss your High.

 

 

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SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS

SURGERY INSTRUCTIONS:

1) Your surgery has been scheduled for D-Day, 600 hours. 

     We attack at Dawn!  (bring brain with you.)

 2) Arrive at the Hospital - Outpatient services Center at 5am so you don't miss the boat.  Be in full battle dress with live ammo.

3) If you use Marijuana please bring some with you.  We will not provide it for you. If you need help with this matter, we can...

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3RD CHILDHOOD---a poem by O.L. Buzzerd

 

when men get old

they do silly things

and people say old men

have gone into their second childhood

 

as old men we revert to doin

stupid childish things

that only a kid would do

 

at my age I have progressed

way beyond that

I am currently eyeballin' my 3rd childhood

and am full of tricks and

cantankerous behavior

 

my experience is that

the long...

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DEAD END

 

Almost 300,000 miles on me

my tires are worn

shocks are shot

belts are thin

running on fumes

but still I'm going down the road

100 miles per hour

I don't care

that I'm coming to a dead end

with no guard rail

and a ditch

in my mind I'm thinking

no problem

when I get to the end

I'll just do a 180

turn around

and come back.

 

 

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GOOD EGG

 

GOOD EGG

 

I went to buy a dozen fresh eggs

so I asked the cooperating chicken

are you happy?

of course said the chicken

I have a short life but I am enjoying it

I am a Good Egg so to speak

they say that only happy chickens lay good eggs

so I try to be happy

and maintain an optimistic attitude

I am free range

and unlike you compliant citizens

I have neve...

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HOLEY JEANS

 

We all seen

them holy jeans

to us it seems

they're just obscene

 

Why in the world

God only knows

Would someone buy

new jeans with holes

 

Another bad fad

where did it come from

they think they're cute

we think they're dumb

 

Embarrassing

even for a bum

toss those holey jeans

to kingdom come.

 

-Po Wit

 

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Closing Out The Year

 

We record the last day

in our date book

make the final entry

on the final day

we close up the year

as we close the journal

a year is done

another year older

we look back and wonder

how it could go by so fast

but close the year

thankfully

glad it is over

but thankful as well

to be alive

at its end.

 

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BIG TECH

 

Our goals are hidden

deep within the contract

you will never find them

without a magnifying glass

and a team of lawyers

we hide our agenda

because we like to surprise people

who think they are getting a good deal

but who are in reality

getting screwed

if you accept the terms

of this message

check this box

you have just signed away

your legal rights

...

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