Wednesday, September 27, 2006

alcoholic reFRESHment?




Saturday, September 23, 2006


(You've heard this part before:)
If you sprinkle
when you tinkle,
Please be neat
and wipe the seat.

(Here's the part you haven't heard:)
If you don't, here's what you get:
Next time you need a spot to set,
Every one will be wet.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Admire... Desire (Cultural Lessons)

Admire honesty
Desire a good deal
If you can get it for free
That's ideal
After all, it's a steal

Admire generosity
Desire a good rate of return
See how much you can urn
During your sojourn
Know what I mean, Verne?

Admire contentment
Desire the new and improved widget
In the other guy's digits

Admire engagement
Desire escape
From the pressure to always do better
To save money more
Between shopping sprees at the nearest mall-store.

Admire commitment
Desire freedom
To fly free like a bird
Not a care in the world
No one in the way
To stifle your day

Admire compassion
Desire justice --
*My* rights and *my* dues
What's owed to me by all of youse

Admire giving
Desire getting
Chase the pleasure, flee the pain
Tally up all your losses and gains
And leave it to the next guy

Friday, September 15, 2006

People polarize

People polarize
We accuse each other of telling lies
We fight for the right until somebody dies
Without regard for a baby's cries
We struggle and strive to win the prize
Of persuading others to pretend we're wise
Hiding our greed and fear behind a disguise
And we all wind up disenfranchised
So that all of life is a bad surprise
When people polarize
It's hell

But sometimes...
People harmonize
Working together in the grand enterprise
Of helping everyone to rise
From the suffering of endless tears and sighs
To lift our smiles and brighten our eyes
When we realize that we all comprise
Part of the same big communal hive
That will die if we let ourselves sterilize
The beautiful world we could prioritize
When people harmonize
It's heaven

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


Here we go with tanks and guns.
Look at 'em scatter -- they're on the run.
We're firing shells and bombs by the millions.
Oops! We're hitting lots of civilians.

Still the rockets continue to fall
I guess we'll have to kill 'em all.
If we kill all of them and they kill all of us,
No one will be left to make a fuss.


I fired a rocket in the air.
It fell to earth just over there.
Look, here they come with tanks and guns.
Saddle up, boys, it's time to run.