“Why, oh Why, Am I in the Who’s Who”?


Anaxagoras, presocratic philosopher.
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I breathe, I
sleep, I eat, I find ways to exist,

The world
has too many good things to list,

I see the
rich running at a frantic pace,

How can they
enjoy the world they face,

I get questions from those in the know,

As I travel
my path going to and fro,

“Why are you
here, from where did you come?”

“What does
it matter if I follow my own drum?”

Whatever I
asked for, (You might think this is funny),

There was
nothing to be shared in this land of milk and honey,

I didn’t
have a roof over my head,

“You can’t
sleep here, hit the road instead,”

So off I
walked from town to town,

Nowhere was
I allowed to rest and stick around,

“You’re
looking good, you’re so thin,

Tell us your
secrets you keep within,

We’ve tried everything
, the latest fad,”

I said, “Don’t
eat sometimes,” and they went away sad,

When the
world told me what to do,

I didn’t
listen because I was just passing through,

When their
sails puffed up with pompous air,

Should the rudder
listen or should it care?

The same
flowers are there for all to see,

Can that
beauty be kept from you and me?

And the
wonder of the glorious sky,

Is there for
all who have an appreciative eye,

All my needs
each day are met,

Can’t you
see the humor yet?

All the tech
and all the toys, all the cutting edge,

The gossip,
the drama, the rich person’s wedge,

I was thrown
in jail for having no visible support,

My space was
limited with no place to cavort,

A committee
was formed, my case to review,

“I know,”
said one, “Let’s list him in “Who’s Who”,

He’s a
philosopher, a poet, a religious freak,

A traveler,
a health nut, his experiences we’ll tweak,

He’ll be a
hero to the downtrodden throughout the land,

But even
better he’ll be off our hands,”

A penniless
traveler will be on the marquee,

A bum that’s
footloose and fancy free,

Rubbing
shoulders with the filthy rich,

What a
hoot!, The thought makes me itch,

The wealth
of the world is the beauty I see,

And the
earth shares it with the “Who’s Who”, and me.

 

 

 

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9 thoughts on ““Why, oh Why, Am I in the Who’s Who”?

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  1. topsy-turvy World we live in,Dan, where anyone with money and position is lauded, and held up as an icon, whereas those without are shunned as ne’er do well’s and itinerants. It seems the more we have, the less happy and content we be, and the more we lose track of our inner self. Good and well pointed poem my friend. xPenx

    1. My house looks like medium money but it’s held together by smoke and mirrors. If I don’t pay my bills I’ll go up in smoke and flames, and being behind creates a poor reflection regarding my character. Should have been a magician, I guess.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. This world is crazy except for me and you. And judging by the stories you write and the stories I write one of us may be slipping. Thanks for your comments and your excellent post. I needed a chuckle or two.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

    1. Just havin’ a little fun with where I’ve been and what I’ve done as I bounced around. I’m glad you took the trip with me.

      May the sun be on your face and the wind at your back as the Lord blesses you throughout the day. Carpe diem!

  2. beautiful talent on humor, your words tickle.

    Funny Bunny Fridays week 2 is open for humor entries right now,

    Welcome in,

    It is never too late to share a laughter with your peer bloggers.

    Keep smiling.
    Bless your Tuesday.
    xoxox

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