Folks’ F’d Fate (Poetic Acrostic)

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Fragile Earth moldering diurnally; environmentally
Untold (f)lawmakers legislating; unconstitutionally
Coronavirus variants sickening slaying; microbially
Killer sociopath Putin dying to blow up; atomically
Expletive laced acrostic spelling our fate; vertically
Downward fallen curtains; End of Earth; eventually

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Fallen Curtains

Total Eclipse’s Total Eclipse

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It was within this past Sunday evening’s waning hours when our Universal Overseer aligned, to perfection, our inner solar system’s essential spheres; namely, the Sun, Earth and Moon; thereby (at least in theory) presenting astronomers (accomplished and amateur, alike), one of the few, awe inspiring delights still remaining in modern life.

Alas (as usual), all did not go well for all of us Michiganders. At the most inopportune moment, storm clouds rolled in, start to finish, to totally eclipse this total lunar eclipse.

In other words… the literal clouds; the metaphorical “fallen curtains” had overruled; ruined all our fun.

While most dedicated sky watchers are left little choice but to take, in stride, such dismal celestial washouts, it’s my contention that Great Lakes Staters, such as moi, have been forced to weather far more than our share of the absolutely, disproportionate levels of disappointment.

Such is our sorry “lot” in life (both in the cartographical / geographical and metaphorical sense).

The grand scheme’s far less stellar elements can and do come into play, too; e.g., lifelong occupational and financial disadvantages that still continue to bog down my homeland’s and home state’s citizenry; this all piling on additional disproportionate levels of our shared disappointment. Once again, fallen curtains syndrome.

Yet another relevant to this discourse aspect revolves around one’s relative position on life’s road; in my own case, the nearly seventy Earth orbits behind me along with the expectant, tagging along, alarmingly fewer “laps” before me. Yep, once we reach the onset of “aging out” within society, an entirely unique, awareness heightening perspective kicks in; summed up best as yet, another example of our bearing witness to the fallen curtains.

Consider, too, the looming, far deeper levels of disproportionate disappointment, which our dystopian “leaders” are ignorantly and/or intentionally leaving unchallenged and unchecked.

As I type and you read these very words, these autocrats are allowing humankind’s Final Act to practically author itself. It’s tough NOT to view our collective presence upon the world stage as all but over; such an ill-fate seemingly, already hammered and chiseled into our communal tombstone; all but awaiting those final fallen curtains.

The detailed rundown to The End…

Fragile Earth moldering diurnally; environmentally
Untold (f)lawmakers legislating; unconstitutionally
Coronavirus variants sickening slaying; microbially
Killer sociopath Putin dying to blow up; atomically
Expletive laced acrostic spelling our fate; vertically
Downward fallen curtains; End of Earth; eventually

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Fascist Freak

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Onto each rally stage, the Fascist Freak ambles
With his one scant brain cell, reality scrambles
He ceaselessly lies; boasts, babbles ‘n’ rambles
Barfs misogyny ’n’ bigotry; prickly as brambles
Badmouths Democracy; bulldozes to shambles
With Humankind’s fate; compulsively gambles

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YELL, “No t(h)anks!” (Quick Limerick)

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YELL, “No t(h)anks!”

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In role of “Da Prez” Putz was NOT worth his salt
His race for term 2 must grind down to dead halt
If voters don’t yell. “NO THANKS!”
He’ll hoist up Hell! Roll out tanks!
To mash masses’ atoms into the asphalt!

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What Future?

A wise and witty WP blogger concluded his most recent post in the form of a question…

“Have you ever experienced a future so unlike anything you’d expected that you simply had no basis for knowing what to do next?”

Blogger M.T. 04/02/22

My short answer… YES!
My somewhat longer reply:

Are not all of us, who harbor, hone, honor and hold dear our critical thinking skills, already experiencing such a “future”? One that, indeed, is so unlike anything, even in our worst recalled nightmares, that there’s no way in hell that we could’ve ever envisioned and expected it.

Let’s take a closer look at this (far from complete) list of wide-awake, real world nightmares.

  • War criminal / occupier Putin’s nuclear saber rattling
  • The climate change crisis that may prove irreversible
  • The global coronavirus pandemic’s untold fatalities*
  • A looming insurrection that could trump January 6th

* 6 Million+ (worldwide) / 1 Million+ (stateside); and still counting!

Upon factoring in corporately owned and operated, know nothing / do-nothing obstructionist (f)lawmakers and their unconstitutional voter suppression (f)laws, how can we begin to formulate even a rudimentary what to do next game plan?

While what follows is tongue in cheek, this pretty much does sum up my exasperation; my evaluation re just how screwed over humanity really is…

Hey Klaatu! Hey Gort! Hey any learned, kindhearted ETs out there… way out there!

Where the hell are you when we really need you?

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Narcissist Kisses ~ Quick Limerick

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A big-mouthed narcissist, headstrong; high-strung
Smooched his bedroom mirror, which was wall hung
When he tried French kiss fierce
Looking glass he did pierce
He yaks no more, ‘cause shards severed his tongue

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Rumpus ~ 1 Quick Limerick

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Trump always holes up his brain where he sits
A trait he shares with his brown-noser gits
With Jan 6th BM, on cue
He pooped out failed DC coup
He’ll try again; next time he gets the $#!+s

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ADDENDUM 02/09/2022 06:30: Granted, gross subject matter (diarrhea / dysentery / the $#!+s) is rarely in good taste. But, then again, neither was it in good taste for one, Donald J. Trump, to attempt to burn down a nearly two and one half century old, liberty based democracy; based solely on his malignant narcissism fueled, insanely false narrative / flimsy excuse that he lost due to election fraud; his BIG LIE repeatedly debunked by some of the very adjudicators he, himself, had appointed.

Beyond that, my public limerick is a perfect example of art imitating life; i.e., considering how some of the January 6th insurrectionists had actually resorted to dropping their undies and publicly defecating INSIDE the U.S. Capitol. My gawd, even cats have the decency to bury their fecal matter.

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Respect people who don’t deserve it?

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A fellow blogger, whose devoutness, nearly always, translates well into the secular world, recently posted the following paraphrased Biblical passage, which I simply cannot cotton to. Check it out…

“Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it; not as
a reflection of their character but as a reflection of yours.”

Titus 2:7

Really? Is that even possible? Let’s e.g. my concerns…

Just how, pray tell, could anyone ever respect:

  • Genocidal autocrats who oppress and slaughter millions of innocent people
  • Propagandists who irreversibly poison gullible minds
  • Insurrectionist tyrants who subvert their homelands’ charters to deny personal freedoms and thwart the peaceful transition of power
  • Sadists who rebrand torture as “enhanced interrogation techniques”
  • Misters 9 to 5, time clock punching, airbased drone pilots who commit carnage and merely say “Oops!” when the collateral damage starts to literally pile up
  • Science deniers / eco-terrorists

Need I go on? Yes, I do need to go on…

How could anyone ever respect:

  • Mass murderers, who shoot up elementary school houses and houses of worship?
  • Nazis and Klansmen who lynch people of color; all who can’t conform to their whitebread criteria?
  • Bristling with bloodlust and bigotry cops who deem the badge as their license to kill with impunity?
  • Human traffickers / perpetrators of sexual violence / child molesters

Now, I’m not about to suggest that such problematic people don’t deserve compassion. Au contraire! Once due process does its thing, each individual deserves all the time and attention that’s humanly and humanely possible; inclusive of livable lodgings; namely, cells of the barred and/or padded variety; for as long as his / her rehabilitation, if possible, may take.

My conclusion… Titus EITHER dwelt in a never-neverland, where serious crimes never existed OR with a bevy of bodyguards in tow, he routinely donned his rose colored glasses while traipsing thru a much earlier incarnation of un-American Donald’s Dark Ages.

To end this post on pragmatic note, consider my constructive criticism / slight revision of Titus 2:7…

Pay close attention to people who don’t deserve it; not as
a reflection of their character but as a reflection of yours.
The survival of innocents will depend on such awareness.

Tom 1:1 (numbering subject to change if/when re-dos become a regular feature)

Now, to be sure, I honestly believe that, just as I do, the above-mentioned blogger feels appalled by all the above-mentioned, deplorable conduct. I merely deemed it necessary to rehash this particular, paraphrased passage to point out how it’s far too easy for spirituality to (unintentionally) impair 20/20 vision / cloud reality.

In today’s world, that could prove downright dangerous!

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Categorical ‘n’ Allegorical Fevers

Burning Issues ~ Quick Limerick

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Climate changed Earth’s temp, climbs sky-high direction
Folks’ temps soar, too; With SARS-CoV-2 infection
Up next, hot war seekin’ Putin
Hot head Trump’s ballot disputin’
Preludes Vlad’s land grab? Don’s next insurrection?

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Verdancy’s Various Overtones

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How does one best assess an unversed, envious, avaricious carnivore, who’s an avid anti-environmentalist, YET, is the denizen of real estate riddled with eighteen holes?

He is the greenhorn; the green-eyed monster, driven by monetary green, who fails to eat his dietary greens and is also the hater of ecological green; in spite of his milieu revolving around the golf course green.

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