You need hands

You need hands to hold someone you care for
You need hands to show that you’re sincere
When you fear nobody wants to know you
You need hands to brush away the tears

When you hold the brand new baby
You need tender hands to guide them on their way
You need hands to thank the Lord for living
And forgiving us this day

You need hands to show the world you’re happy
And you need hands when you have to stop the bus
But the hands we love so dear
Are the hands we love to hear

Are the hands that You give to us
Everybody holds the hands that You give to us
Hold on, I don’t believe it, fantastic, that’s so wonderful

~Malcolm McLarren – Sex Pistols

Oh shoot!

Oh shoot!
I got shot
by a suspect
that is hot,
a LongLegged
tall brunette
this shooter
I know not

she fled the scene
it’s really mean
for a cruel
but lovely lass,
yet I will forgive
and marry her
if she takes that cap
out of my ass

Witty word: Billbored

Definition of billbored
/bil bawrd/

Adjective
1 wearied by the dullness of seeing vast amounts of billboards across the countryside whilst traveling:
Mister Barrow and Miss Parker got so billbored with all the signs wherever they drove that it triggered them to commit numerous felonies.

2 fed up off having to pay recurring bills:
After years of paying monthly rent for his trailer and the lease on his pickup Cletus got billbored before he started making moonshine down yonder in order to pay for an accountant to handle his financial affairs.

Origin of billbored:
2021; poetpas ©; Modern English, based on philosophical wit.

Some advice from Kurt

In 2006 a high school English teacher asked students to write a famous author and ask for advice. Kurt Vonnegut was the only one to respond – and his response is magnificent:

“Dear Xavier High School, and Ms. Lockwood, and Messrs Perin, McFeely, Batten, Maurer and Congiusta:

I thank you for your friendly letters. You sure know how to cheer up a really old geezer (84) in his sunset years. I don’t make public appearances any more because I now resemble nothing so much as an iguana.

What I had to say to you, moreover, would not take long, to wit: Practice any art, music, singing, dancing, acting, drawing, painting, sculpting, poetry, fiction, essays, reportage, no matter how well or badly, not to get money and fame, but to experience becoming, to find out what’s inside you, to make your soul grow.

Seriously! I mean starting right now, do art and do it for the rest of your lives. Draw a funny or nice picture of Ms. Lockwood, and give it to her. Dance home after school, and sing in the shower and on and on. Make a face in your mashed potatoes. Pretend you’re Count Dracula.

Here’s an assignment for tonight, and I hope Ms. Lockwood will flunk you if you don’t do it: Write a six line poem, about anything, but rhymed. No fair tennis without a net. Make it as good as you possibly can. But don’t tell anybody what you’re doing. Don’t show it or recite it to anybody, not even your girlfriend or parents or whatever, or Ms. Lockwood. OK?

Tear it up into teeny-weeny pieces, and discard them into widely separated trash receptacals. You will find that you have already been gloriously rewarded for your poem. You have experienced becoming, learned a lot more about what’s inside you, and you have made your soul grow.

God bless you all!”
Kurt Vonnegut

I will be doing a feature post on him another time…

Reading

reading
mind feeding
could be misleading
your brain
into believing
that any written word
is true
a recipe
for subconscious mix up
when gullibility
becomes glue
that ties
likeable
little
latent
lies
together
imbedding
text
lines
letters
headings
in your brain
instilling
dubious snippets
someplace
where my words
just may remain

Witty word: Blastfume

definition for blastfume
/blɑːst fjuːm/

adjective
The expression of great anger in a loud explosive manner:
His whole demeanor consisted of anger portrayed by his never ending blastfume.

verb
The act of forcefully expressing great anger in an loud explosive manner:
The strict reformed minister blastfumed his way through the service speaking only of the devil and hell scaring his god fearing flock of adamant believers.

noun
an amount of gas or vapour that smells strongly after a blast:
The smell of blastfume seemed rather overwhelming after Canis Lupus threw a stick of ACME dynamite at Roadrunner upon hearing the recurring sound “meep meep”, which drove him crazy in contrast to what viewers thought was the reason for chasing him all these years.

origin of blastfume:
2021; poetpas ©; Modern English, Roadrunner, based on philosophical wit.

Witty word: Mallcontent

Definition for mallcontent
/ malkənˈtɛnt /

adjective
in a state of peaceful happiness whilst shopping in a large enclosed area from which traffic is excluded:
Finally being able to go shopping without getting wet, Ethel was so happy that she felt mallcontent

noun
Everything within the confines of a shopping mall:
The mallcontent consist of a various products, all displayed in spaces called stores where a person needs to flash cash before they can take it.

Origin of mallcontent:
2021; poetpas ©; Modern English, based on philosophical wit.