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THE WRITE STUFF

A new look for the social media giants 

Censorship is now their yearning

What we called that years ago

Was an old-fashioned book burning 

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NO FIX IN TIME

Necessity is the mother of invention 

That is how entrepreneurs were handsomely paid 

But when it comes to social political problems 

Perpetuating the woes is where the money is made 

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LAST LAUGH

Add the species comedian to the endangered species list

For their offending words must be silenced

And even the phrase punchline

Is now considered an act of violence       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1984

The virus does not frighten me

Because sooner or later people will be fine

But the one thing that scares the hell out of me

Is how willing we were able to fall in line

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IS 90 DEGREES TOO HOT

Discussing the idea of a parallel universe 

Is often intriguing and really kind of fun

But what really elicits my interest

Is the idea there's a perpendicular one

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THE BILL OF MIGHTS

Our founding fathers were great forward thinkers 

They realized that a representative government was strong and sound 

And that a true democracy was nothing more than mob rule

Which will eventually rear it's ugly head only to tear things down

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LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP

So we have built this great society

Now normally sending a message is who we are 

But the tragedy is that we realized too late

That going to far is when you went to far

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GOOD COP BAD COP

Whenever there is an unjust tragedy or event

A peaceful protest is something you can believe in

But sadly you realize is has nothing to do with justice

But, has everything to do with just getting even

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THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE

What this pandemic has done to the world 

By shaking people's confidence and dulling senses 

Has inadvertently led us into that awful rule 

The law of unintentional consequences 

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TICK TOCK

The most precious commodity in the world is time 

As you grow older this gets easier to admit 

So young people please don't go to your grave 

Realizing you've spent colossal amounts wasting it

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YOU PICK

I really don't like having to make decisions 

Because whatever I do, I seem to lose 

And even if I choose not to decide 

I'm still being forced to choose 

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CONTROLLED CHAOS

I am pretty much a laid back kind of guy

Even keeled and doing well 

But I'd have to say I think I'm more like a duck

Calm on the surface but actually, paddling like hell

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SLIGHT DELAY

The speed of light is considerably faster than the speed of sound

That's just one of nature's great mystique

So when you meet a person who appears to be bright

Wait until they actually speak

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SOME DATE

Once this virus is over there is going to be change

There will be rules implemented to keep you from harm

No handshakes, hugs, kissing, or close contact

Which is quite reminiscent of my junior prom

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A LITTLE ADVANTAGE

Being of small stature I had to be much smarter

Many arguments and disagreements I had to quell

Because finding myself in a fair fight

Means I really didn't plan it very well

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NO ILL WILL

I feel bad for people who are using online dating

It's impossible now to meet for coffee or tea

Who cares if you like hiking, biking, or walking on a beach

Your main attribute is being virus free

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401-K9

Approximately 1 million dogs in the US are named as heirs

Inheriting millions after their owners pass away

Now it does seem a bit ironic

Since dogs rest in peace every day

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MASKING THE TRUTH

Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion

That the human race has come to terms

That we forced ourself to this sterile life

And now are prisoners to the smallest germs

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LITTLE PERSONAL

Over  37 trillion cells in the human body

Being served to us on a great DNA platter

Sperm cells are the smallest of these guys

Fortunately size doesn't matter

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HALF FULL

There should be just two countries in the world

One for us optimist, dreamers, and strivers to do well

And a much larger one is needed for pessimists and Debby downers

Because doom and gloom is much easier to sell

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PENCIL ME IN

Douglas MacArthur: Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword

Never encountered an automatic weapon

True but, don't ever underestimate the carnage 

From the hand with a pen at its beckon

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LUV IT

Another of my hobbies is playing tennis

And I realized that's the opposite of writing rhymes

Because some of my best poems

Come from aiming outside the lines

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OH, THAT GUY

I have a friend who originally did not care for me

I guess I was judged like the cover of a book

It's amazing what can be found

When checking out where you least want to look

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I'M TOAST

They make all kinds of days out there

Some days my ideas are better than sliced bread

But those days are considerably overshadowed 

By the days when even forward, is to far ahead

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GREECE SPOT

The word oxymoron is a oxymoron in itself 

From Ancient Greece where language skills are strong

The word oxy meaning sharp and moron meaning stupid

 Making the use of that word, rightly wrong 

 

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FORGET ABOUT IT

When you remember a past event

The actual event you do not recall

Your brain is remembering the last time you remembered it

So perhaps it never happened at all

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THE EASE OF SLEAZE

The political times have changed quite a bit

With phone cameras capturing an interesting view

There once was a great value in who you know

But now, it's what you know about who

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TAKE A STAB AT IT

The famous line from the play Julius Caesar, "And you, Brutus"

Shakespeare wrote for emotion and stark

What Julius Caesar actually said was, "You to, my child"

Followed by Oh, now that's going to leave a mark

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TIME FOR NOTHING

In 2009 Stephen Hawkin held a reception for time travelers 

He made sure that nobody else knew a thing

Sadly no time travelers showed up

They probably just didn't know what to bring

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DRESSED TO KILL

A British lawyer wearing a kimono armed with a bat

Claimed he killed a fox that was on the loose

Now that does seem a bit strange to me

Since kimono wearers normally bludgeon deer, elk, and moose

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No Drive

Soon self-driving cars will be the norm

And we will long for the days behind

Because we are unable to just go for a ride

Without a destination in mind

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I Need a Raise

A single dose of Viagra cost fifty bucks

That price is quite a fright

Add in dinner and a prostitute

You're talking a very expensive night

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Looking Good

When looking for a new doctor

For me the best of all

Is one that's overweight and a smoker

And reeks of alcohol

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Perfect Strike

Men are six times more likely to be struck by lightning

Now odds, 700,000 to 1 is an important detail

It still makes me stop and think

That God just may be a female

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