Friday, June 13, 2008

8. We're Counting to Three...

We continue with number 8 in the a series of 14 short poems which the unknown poet of the Third Galaxy called a "corona" or "crown" -- he produced several of these poem cycles and this one has the title, "Our Common Insanity".

Knowing his views on what passed for religion in the Third Galaxy, one might think that the title was a parody on a phrase supposedly coined by Elmer Eggplant, the philosopher and part time theologian, "our common humanity". Although this very well may be the case and it is tempting to think so, the most I can say is that many researchers of the Absolute Truth share this opinion but no one has yet been able to prove it.

But, back to today's verse -- it pretty much speaks for itself, that is if you have read at least the forgoing poem. However, I would like to point out that in the middle the voice of the poem changes to that of the author, which he indicates with the use of bold italics enclosed in hard parenthesis

"Not snake-eyes again! Quick roll the dice!
No one's looking -- the croupier's out to lunch!
Yeah, we know, cheating's not so nice..."

"Men gotta do what men gotta do -- we're not a bunch
of girlie boys playing with girlie toys!"

[That life is real is what I'm ranting about,
dirty tricks and game theory ploys
won't save us now. It's time to stand up and shout...]

Instead it's,"Get outta our face muddafuggas!
It all belongs to us because -- we're entitled!
We need and therefore we take the world's resources!"

"The case is closed because we have so decided!"

"If you don't like it, you can kiss our Arrogant bums!
We're counting to three and then you better run!"

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