Some Crazy Features of Modern Living: A Prose in Rhymes
The Craze of Cell Phones
Invention of the cell phone beats one of the car
as we'd rather switch back to horse and cart
and agree to walk no matter how far
than from our cell phone to part.
Doesn't take a shrink to call it a surrogate friend
or maybe a parent, a teacher, or whoever
it has really become some crazy trend
not making us look very clever.
Those incessant monologues sounding a big deal
on sidewalks, in stores, restrooms, and bars
and selfies taken with narcissistic zeal
not to mention texting in cars.
My special treat is hearing those cyber-fights
as idiots get oblivious to all people around
one of those truly irreplaceable sights
to watch and hear how they sound.
And yet, not so much I'd mock rather
than two people sitting at the table
having chat by texting each other
what I call "socially disabled".
Protests about privacy are a laughing stock
as you don't need to tap anyone's phone
just follow the freak around the block
and you'll know all that's going on.
Daily News Olympics
As I am glancing over daily news
casually, not really out of care
my eyes are about to bruise
with ugly crap everywhere.
It's like some Olympic contest
involving people from every side
who could screw up things the best
happening globally or just nationwide.
Top favorites, as we all must know
are politicians. almost as a rule
on every news and talk show
as no one beats their bull.
Serial killers fighting for second place
hoping for few silver medals to win
with leaders leading in that race
their skill making heads spin.
Audiences cheering for their own champ
like a mass of sheep blind and all proud
black or white but of an opposite camp
all really the same entranced crowd.
Cereal Killer Not Misspelled
Artificial food makes artificial man
and sooner or later nature rebels
eating from a box or from a can
slowly but surely kills our cells.
We are no pigeons to peck on any crap
what doesn't kill doesn't mean it's good
it's like substituting symphony with rap
assaulting our nature with plastic food.
Now not only that we eat wrong foods
but we are also eating way too much
mostly to uplift some crappy moods
losing with our nature every touch.
Ancient Egyptians talked about that excess treat
showing off their great knowledge of nutrition:
"We could survive on a third of what we eat
other two thirds are feeding our physician".
Well, all those smart Egyptians are long gone now
mummies look better than some of our geezers
we may try to avoid that outcome somehow
by eating less from box and from freezers.
Easy Women and Beliefs
Beliefs like easy women, we can have many
while always only truth insists on a marriage
playing with some cheap logic or without any
we're putting horse in front or behind carriage.
So we believe what we see, or see what we believe
believing with a proof -- or believing without it
our mind can do it, because it can deceive
even with nothing believable about it.
Like easy blonde -- or an easy brunette
both offer pleasures of the same kind
but one we take for intellectual pet
according to taste of our mind.
Our beliefs are what we make of them
they can even destroy us or make us kill
being in our minds like some precious gem
if not becoming merely a sterile religious drill.
But whatever they are, truth they are not
for truth needs no believing, only knowing
and it's always so easy for all people to spot
with everyone agreeing over what is showing.
Led by Some Clowns
In a circus better known as earth
there are clowns known as leaders
this is just another story of their worth
merely for some laughs my dear readers.
Each and every clownish dude
well rehearsed to trigger laugh
with a role refined and shrewd
sometimes even looking tough.
Pretending is their main routine
earning them standing ovations
while they manage to stay clean
after so ably duping their nations.
And then there are all those acts
making them two-faced to the core
as they are signing those peace pacts
while keeping the world at brink of a war.
To have fun with all that bluffing
circus admission is always free
so is worrying, so is laughing
duped, or able to clearly see.
As long as they pretend to lead
we can also pretend to follow
they are just a circus breed
so let them play it solo.