An Old Fart's Manifesto Written Early

I thought before i shrivelled

I might protest this thought

that my grey hairs and gender

might nullify my thoughts

i will try not to talk of God

heaven knows only the loonies do that

lets talk of things

you can see and touch

but only that which you can stomach

lets not say you are wrong

your chaos is a gift to us all

your lack of vision

an inspiration

your bollix

a gold mind to draw

throw out books that don't agree

ones that dust doth grace

throw out all the old masters

they leave you in disgrace

your intellect is obviously superior

for Hell's sake burn the library down

maybe in the future

we will form a new order

with your brain as the proving ground.

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2young2know 5 years ago from Lindon

We're all know-it-alls, or have been, at one point or another in our lives. It's just sad to see when people refuse enlightenment, to be inspired, or change for the better because to them they're already the best.


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hillrider 5 years ago from Mid-west United States

I think this post rocks bro ... it is difficult to decide when it is our ego or when it is accomplishment speaking. We have a right and privilege to be proud of our successes and to feel good for what we are good at. It has to do with validation.

2young2know above makes a valid point and states it better than I can. I will try to piggy back if I may with this. When we are intent upon sharing our acquire or natural skills and abilities for the benefit of others not for ONLY (JUST) personal gratification, our sense of self worth is boosted intrinsically and it naturally builds the character necessary to take ego OUT of the picture, humility is an instinctive trait, boasting greatness is a societal teaching.

What we are is not new nor is what we do. All things under the sun come from above so it is very likely that another just as or better than us has stumbled onto the same notion we have. How do we make use of it is the question. If we horde this it escapes public use as is eventually lost until another comes and uses it for the betterment of others and it is then that change comes, for the good of all.

Well your hubs have become very thoughtful and poetically enlightening lately my friend, hope life is giving you what you are giving us ...


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b. Malin 5 years ago

With you Brain as the proving ground...Loved that line, for it shows how your Poems are now starting to expend your thoughts on everyday happenings. I like the change, good piece!


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

2young this was lampooning a specific know it all

Hillrider I don't think i ever let accomplishment speak intentionally although it might have peeked its nose under the tent flap on accident.

Malin i am glad you approve and i will strive for more of the same.


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arb 5 years ago from oregon

This is actually a quite remarkable piece that deserves much more attention than it is getting. Thank you, It was enjoyed, none the less, by me.


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago Author

I am glad you enjoyed. You are more then welcome to spread the word lol.


Hasen 23 months ago

I love numbers/math. Majored in fiannce and minored in math in college. In High School I got 7 years of math (block classes every year except freshman year had to go to a local college my senior year of high school for calc 2 and calc 3)


Jeff 23 months ago

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