My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

August 2, 2010


plan for the future
live in the moment
save for tomorrow
live one day at a time
be a village
be an island
be a part
stand apart
be color-blind
know your colors
be selfless
live  your own life
stand up for yourself
turn the other cheek
go with the flow
swim against the tide
scorned if you’re inside
shunned if you’re outside
less fat
more calories
eat less
but super size it
damned if you do
damned if you don’t
it’s a “screwed” up world
when you realize it

©tlh  8/2/2010

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15 responses

  1. This is beautiful. Rated 5star by me. I guess it is safe to say its a screwed up world but indeed its screwiness makes it go round. Brilliantly written.

    Have a fulfilled August as well as a fun week, my friend.


    August 2, 2010 at 12:18 am

    • Thank you very much, My Friend, for you high rating…now I know it’s a good piece.

      A wonderful August to you as well:)


      August 5, 2010 at 12:23 am

  2. sometimes being damned is the best part

    August 2, 2010 at 3:40 am

    • Either way…we’re somehow screwed 🙂
      Thank you for visiting and giving your time to read and comment.

      Tracy H

      August 5, 2010 at 12:36 am

  3. Such rhythmic lines of poetry you write! I love the cadence.

    Thank God we don’t have to answer to the world. It’s a mess.

    August 2, 2010 at 8:13 am

    • Thank you for giving your time to read my work…and yes, Thank God:)

      Tracy H

      August 5, 2010 at 12:24 am

  4. heheheh… awesome!
    It really is quite a screwed up little world, when you realize it!
    A neat and fun way of bringing it out!
    All the contrasts, the opposites, the hypocrisies.. phheewwww
    Well done, Tracy!!! 🙂

    August 2, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    • Kavita,
      It makes me happy to know you enjoy my work, I treasure your comments. Thanks much for reading.

      August 5, 2010 at 12:27 am

  5. I love this! So so true!

    August 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    • Thank you, Patti 🙂 I’m proud that you make this little spot a regular stop on your rounds, it means a lot to me.

      Tracy H

      August 5, 2010 at 12:29 am

  6. This is writing at it’s best Cowboy…you never fail to amaze me. Well done ~ x

    August 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    • Red,
      I’m so very glad you chose to start reading my little posts way back when…I will always do my best to amaze you. Thank You,


      August 5, 2010 at 12:32 am

  7. Love the rhythmic flow of this found poem. Bravo for clean/clever placement for max effect! Thanks for post.

    August 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

    • Thank you, for taking the time to read and comment. I appreciate your attention to the details.

      Tracy H

      August 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

  8. It is a “screwed-up world,” but at least we can laugh . . . and the more of us who don’t let that screwed-up world dictate who we are and what we do, the freer everyone will be . . . The poem has a rhythm that suggests dance . . . Tracy, keep on dancing to the beat of your heart. . . dance and poem on for your own sake and ours. Fine work. Thank you!

    August 6, 2010 at 9:51 am

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