PLEASE DON'T TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY...by b. Malin

SATIRE, AND ONLY SATIRE...

Before I start this piece, I want to state that this Poem is meant to be Satire, and only Satire. I do not wish to offend...the guilty know who they are, and the Innocent are having the last Laugh.

I met a Man at the Pool today...

He was wearing a Long Flowing Gown.

And Everyone there was acting in a most Peculiar way.

So Polite to one another...like you wouldn't believe,

It really was quite a sight to see...Cartoon Network.

I heard someone Sneeze and another say, "God Bless You".

As he looked towards the Man's direction for approval.

I thought to myself Why?

But this Man, the one in the Long Flowing Gown,

Just stood his ground as he looked around.

He seemed to be upset...and he looked so unkempt,

Sort of like an Old Hippie, but in a Youthful sort of way.

I walked over to him and cleared my throat and said,

"Hi, how are you today...With weather like this,

you must be fine...it's So Devine...The Sun up Above,

casting its Rays of Love...what more could one ask for"?

He just stared at me...and then he spoke.

"You're different", he answered in a deep echo voice,

"Not like the Clowns over there...Or my gang of Angels",

He said pointing up at the sky. Now I was intrigued...

He continued..."I needed a Vacation, so I said Peter,

Where is it nice? Peter told me San Diego, So I took his Advice,

The Freeways were a Fright...With People Cursing, and Yelling,

Left and Right and me in the middle giving them My Finger in Disgust!

Yes, I gave them a Sign that I knew they would All Understand.

And if that weren't enough...It started to Snow, Snow in San Diego?

I'll have to talk to Peter about that one when I get back home".

He paused, "and Now I'm in Florida, God's waiting room" he laughed.

Showing his sense of Humor, and I Laughed too.

It seemed like he was starting to lighten up and maybe... enjoy the day...

And his Vacation in Florida...where it Never, Never Snows.



Comments 24 comments

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Hi b.. An interesting premise I must say. It is curious the notion of a Jesus-like character interacting around a swimming pool. Interesting indeed.

Good job with a thought provoking poem....


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Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

hmmm I have a beef with your graphic. Thought provoking and anti reverant as your premise was, the graphic offends and will not aid you in any attempt to have people spend any time appreciating the definate wit in the rest of the piece.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thanks Bbnix, I didn't want to offend anyone with the picture, but as a writer I saw merit in using it for this piece. Thanks for thinking it a thought provoking poem.

Well I guess Jaggedfrost, as a writer, and a poet, that is the chance we all take when we put our words and pictures out there...Some people will love it, some will not, and some won't care either way.


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

I find this photo and the story extremely funny. I got the giggles the minute I looked at the picture and I mean no disrespect at all toward Jesus. It's just dam funny.


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Neil Sperling 5 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

LOL - I'm with mslizzee 100%

Thanks mate


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much Mislizzee, and I meant no disrespect either, I was seeing it through his thoughts of what he encounter on his visits to San Diego and Florida...and that picture just summed it up! And thanks for following me, I'm now following you as well.

Thanks Neil much appreciated!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Florida is God's waiting room, clever, Well b. you certainly are a risk taker! This was an interesting exchange between you and the master! Smiles


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thanks Fossillady, actually I didn't make that expression up "Florida is God's waiting Room"...A lot of the comedians have said that. But glad you like my concept on how the Master was seeing us, warts and all.


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

b. I think your story was right to the point.

The picture did not offend. After all, maybe that is what HE is thinking. After giving us all this and seeing what we are doing with it

Well done

Tina

PS. voted up


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Tina, you got what I was trying to do with that picture, I formed a Poem around it. For I too wonder what he thinks of all that he sees here on Planet Earth.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

This is just too funny, risk takers are my favorite people. You know, the ones who play it safe all the time can become pretty boring sometimes. Great hub, gave me the giggles and it's not offensive at all. Loved it!!!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Oh BobbiRant, thank you, I take it from you as the supreme compliment...you so got it! We need to laugh, and I do think "God" has on hell of a sense of humor...after all look what he created.


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epigramman 5 years ago

...hey now!!!!! You entering the hallowed turf of the epi-man who has been writing too much lovey dovey stuff lately and must return to his old anarchic ways - and this is very inspiring too - keep it coming - your wit, your humor, your surprises are always welcome on my poetic doorstep! And as for the one finger salute from Jesus - well it's the humans who have to answer for too much hate in this world and not enough love - and respect from each other!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Right on my Man, Colin, thanks for your wonderful comments...you too are one who totally gets it... and who but YOU is the Master...I've learned a lot over the last seven months here on Hub Pages...And I'd like to add, I love your Lovey Dovey side too!


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PaulGoodman67 5 years ago from Florida USA

Provocative and thought-provoking!


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thank you Paul, for appreciating what I was trying to say


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Glad I read this...I certainly understand what your point is. Good work b.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Thanks Vocalcoach, I'm glad you stopped by to read my "Satire" piece...and understood what I was trying to say, and do with it.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

WWJD? Flip em the bird. Funny stuff with a dollop of sacrilege. Glad the Spanish Inquisition is long over.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

He was Flipping US the bird...we can be a sorry Lot...I think He, in my opinion, has a Sense of Humor! Thanks for stopping by Sligobay.


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olodarkwriter 5 years ago from Arkansas

You understand you can make all sorts of disclaimers, but many of us will be offended. I didn't even read your poem. The picture was enough.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Sorry that you didn't TAKE the time to read my Hub, Olodarkwriter...I'm not sure why you stopped by, or Chose this particular Hub... I guess it was just to have YOUR say...Whatever! You Might have actually gotten the point, had you decided to read it.


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Akarime31 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

This poem is funny and the picture did not offend me; it actually attracted me to read the hub - good tactic!!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Akarime, I'm so Glad you got the point of this Hub, and took the time to read it. I've gotten lots of Interesting Comments on it. Thanks for your Comments.

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