meloostraightfromhertilt-a-world

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Choose Sides Now

it really doesn't matter
they tell us

uh-uh
don't you believe them....

so
you tell yourself
its a
one-sided
two-sided
world

how many sides
do there need to be
to create
harmony
misery

what side are you on?

IT does matter
and what is
IT
anyway
that makes up this
essential bit

the side that counts
the side that has
the bigger amount
of oomph
and pow pow pow
to mow
and blow

the other side
down

I have never liked
games
like the arbitrariness
of choosing sides

thumbs up now
or
thumbs
down

or
cut off
your thumbs?



Copyright Friday March 13, 2015 All Rights Are Reserved
Melissa A Howells/Meloo Straight From Her Tilt-a-World
All poetry/prose/ideas/rants are the legal property of this Writer



(I seem to be in a vortex of unhappiness lately...lots of negative energy around me...not
me necessarily, but I hear things going on around me. Just as I was writing this here in
the library, a woman was walking by muttering...I hate people,...on the bus,
there were lots of argumentative people when I said "happy Friday"...they challenged me
with 'what's happy about it?' can't please everyone. but I do note a lot of weirdness going
on as of late...diffuse and sometimes more concentrated negative energy...oh, no, the 'I hate
people' lady just gave me the stink eye. I guess I feel kinda sorry for her. Oh my, I just
realized, IT IS FRIDAY THE 13TH WHICH IS A LUCKY DAY FOR ME! Met an nice fella on the
bus from Brazil named Luis who was having surgery on his knee. Friendly conversation for
a change...he said...yes, in Portland, only strangers talk to one another on the bus! He
went to great lengths to explain the finer points of Portuguese vs Spanish. Interesting.)


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