Friday, January 06, 2023

1578 - The Matter is Serious


The Sunday Whirl presents the following words for us to use:

boat preserve speak resist oil fire drive fly shoot matter close right

The Matter is Serious.

Why are people afraid to speak up?
The right believe they are indeed right,
A god-given, there’s a quote somewhere in the bible, right
(No, not the one about the meek.  Another one.)
Something about oil. About the right to money too.
And something about shooting.  Guns, yes, guns, it says you can shoot people.
Ok, the quotes may be a bit obscure and need a careful interpretation
But I am assured that they are there.  
I’ll check with the church’s Chief Financial Officer, he’ll know, I’m sure.
It might not be exact but I pretty sure it is close to the meaning.
I mean it sounds right.  Don't read it myself.

And so they go on these entitled few,
Resisting the obvious, proud of their electric cars
Powered by coal-fired electricity.
I can’t see it ending well.
It’s said that we are all in the same boat.
No, we are all in the same storm.
Vastly different boats.
The ending will not be pretty.
Oh, to be a fly on the wall..

© 2023  J Cosmo Newbery

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  1. I suspect the fly on the wall (and perhaps cockroaches) might be the only survivors.

  2. Very pertinent, Lee...very thought-provoking.

    It is wonderful to hear from you again...please take the best of care.

    1. Thank you. Mrs N has inoperable brain cancer so that is less than ideal. But it is what it is. Trying to get back into writing as therapy.

    2. Oh! Lee...I'm so sorry to learn this. How very, very sad. Please accept my sincerest best thoughts and wishes. Words don't seem enough, but hold tight to the your cherished memories...and to the love of your life. The warmest, most heartfelt hugs are with you, my friend.


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