Such a fun song to sing along! A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) by Simon & Garfunkel

A Simple Desultory Philippic (Or How I Was Robert McNamara’d Into Submission) by Simon & Garfunkel

 

I been Norman Mailered, Maxwell Taylored
I been John O’Hara’d, McNamara’d
I been Rolling Stoned and Beatled ’til I’m blind
I been Ayn Randed, nearly branded
Communist, ’cause I’m left-handed
That’s the hand I use, well, never mind
I been Phil Spectored, resurrected
I been Lou Adlered, Barry Sadlered
Well, I paid all the dues I want to pay
And I learned the truth from Lenny Bruce
And all my wealth won’t buy me health
So I smoke a pint of tea a day
I knew a man, his brain was so small
He couldn’t think of nothing at all
Not the same as you and me
He doesn’t dig poetry
He’s so unhip that when you say Dylan
He thinks you’re talking about Dylan Thomas
Whoever he was
The man ain’t got no culture
But it’s alright, ma, everybody must get stoned
I been Mick Jaggered and silver daggered
Andy Warhol, won’t you please come home?
I been mother, father, aunt and uncled
Been Roy Haleed and Art Garfunkeled
I just discovered somebody’s tapped my phone
Folk rock
I’ve lost my harmonica, Albert
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Simon

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As the sun started to go down, and the baby chicklets had to be herded back to their nursery, it was time for The Halloween Poetry Slam…

So honored to have my poetry shared at such a special Halloween party! The chicklets are the best 😀

Rethinking Life

Everyone lined up to read their poems.  Excitement was high and the poetry was wonderful.  There was a lot of peeping and wing flapping throughout, and everyone had a very good time.  Melanie, read her poems last, because she was the star.

Below are a smattering of poems that were read on stage.

CHICKLETS
by Rita

I don’t understand
why humans are always fighting
everyone at The Coop
including our guests
come in all colors
shapes and sizes
we all love each other
what’s wrong with humans

HALLOWEEN
by Jimi

Halloween can be scary
but it’s okay if you want to
close your eyes sometimes
because when you open them later
the scary stuff is usually gone
and if it’s not
you can always go and stand
next to your sister

HEALING BUNNIES
by Margo

I love the Healing Bunnies
because they make everyone feel better
and they are warm…

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fall

 

Image by David Mark from Pixabay

gold dipped, crimson hued,

burnished copper emblazoned

leaves day dreaming~ fall

~Melanie Thomason

10/15/2020

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Autumn

Autumn has moved in

in my neck of the woods

she brought all her brushes

and she’s playing with her paints again

and wow is her artistry good

~Melanie Thomason

10/15/2020

All pictures taken by me, on my phone, yesterday 🙂

 

 

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So this video is from 2017 but I just came across it, so I had to share.  Sadly relevant.  No, not the biggest issues we face but still…

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October 14, 2020 · 11:30 AM

Just a reminder

In case you’ve forgotten how important this is!!!

Please Vote!  I just mailed in my ballot today 🙂

 

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Poetry cubes

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September 22, 2020 · 2:33 PM

Power (a short story)

One by one the lights of the city block winked out, the dark coming ever closer.

October 30, 2020

The official word was that the US government was putting in measures to ensure that citizens received protection from energy supply interruptions. However, according to Eddie Rainden, who is the VP of grid integration at NESS (National Energy Supply & Solutions), the government has some power plants that are purposefully generating the power outages.  Rainden theorizes that this is another power move, an attempt to “control the masses” and reduce “voter turnout.”  What says you, dear reader?  Is our government literally trying to keep us in the dark? Let us know in the comments below!

Does the fact that the nationwide power outages, which are ongoing, started merely days from the Presidential election seem coincidental to you or do you think this was a strategic move?

~Melanie Thomason

9/14/2020

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