Mother

conceive me
carry me
hold me
feed me
need me
raise me
appraise me

stroke me
pet me
affect me
trust me
support me
believe me
perceive me

slap me
confuse me
reject me
eject me
neglect me
excuse me
leave me
be…

Witty word: Medidrug

Definition of medidrug
/med-i-druhg/

Noun
1 medicine originally prescribed by a doctor or psychiatrist that has become somewhat addictive:
I have to take my Xanax in the morning and my Vicodin at lunch or else I can’t function to take my Oxys later.

2 medication sold on the streets for use of narcotic or stimulant effects, often illegally:
Honey, did you get some Valium to go with the meth at Pablo’s? I need to sleep a couple of hours before I start my new job at the control tower tomorrow.

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

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.

The WordPress Zone

There is a sixth dimension
beyond that which is known to man
It is a dimension
as vast as space
and as timeless as infinity

It is the middle ground
between language and emotion
between wit and drama
and it lies between the pit of man’s fears
and the summit of our knowledge

This is the dimension of creativity
It is an area which I call
“The WordPress Zone”

(based on the Twilight Zone intro)

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…