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As Stupid Does

Post  mikeschultz on Fri Mar 30 2012, 07:34

Stupidity is but a breath away
From innocence and insanity;
How else explains our perversity
And the striven debt we pay?

Is the modern innocent
Insane by today’s (sub)standards?
Atlas Shrugged, Rand’s own words,
Sprinkled as a flowered scent.

Ah to be simple, and all that,
To have not a care in the world,
Each day passing, twirled,
As a string playing with a cat.

It’s not nice to think one stupid,
But when it’s one’s self, verbid.


Michael Schultz ©️ March 30, 2012 (0839)


I pray I offend no one, but I’m feeling rather “stupid” today, and I realized that just because I feel I am, doesn’t mean I am; but then, just because I feel I’m not, doesn’t mean I am (not). Such a dilemma.

*Verbid is a word or form, as a gerund, infinitive, or participle, that functions in part as a verb, as in taking an object, but cannot form a syntactically complete sentence (Ex: watching television can be tiring). And in this case I use the term to symbolize something (someone) that has the appearance of being “real” or what we hope it (them) to be, when in fact it isn’t, or it isn’t or they aren’t, but we think so either way, depending upon one’s references.

An old saying says, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.” And of course, Forrest Gump gave us back the old adage, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

So, for now I'm back to feeling stupid.

Mike

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  looby on Fri Mar 30 2012, 09:03

I often think myself stupid, and sadly feel the need to open my mouth AND prove it.. Stupid IS as stupid does.... doh

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  mikeschultz on Fri Mar 30 2012, 13:00

I'm truly sorry you know what I mean and feel the same way, for I know the frustration with which we live and strive. However, there is a great comfort in knowing someone else knows and understands. Thank you for reading, and thanks for sharing. Take care.

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  BC Williams on Fri Mar 30 2012, 22:24

You both humble me:-) Mike, Lucie . . . never!

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  mikeschultz on Sat Mar 31 2012, 06:45

Bless your heart, Bev, and all your other vital organs as well. group hug Thanks.

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  Little Owl on Tue Apr 03 2012, 07:12

I like your sense of humor and self- reflective thoughts. Everyone feels stupid now and then, otherwise we wouldn't be human.

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  mikeschultz on Thu Apr 05 2012, 20:18

True, very true, but though everyone else feels stupid now and then, with me it's an almost daily thing and at stupendous heights. (Pun intended) deep thought

Thanks.

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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  jinettyx on Fri Apr 06 2012, 03:17

Mike, A talent such as yours does NOT come from stupidity. Personally I think you are none other than GENIOUS!!!
Keep doing what you do my friend.
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Re: As Stupid Does

Post  mikeschultz on Sat Apr 07 2012, 14:47

Ah, Jin, thanks so much. Poetry has become my passion. I have a few hobbies left, but Poetry, its study and practice, practically consumes me at times. And it is during such times that my family and friends tell me "You're acting stupidly." Anyway, I don't really believe them for I know where the seat of stupidity really sits. Very Happy

Anyway. With a sigh of relief, I tell you again, thank you. I hope you like the prompt piece, "Beyond Window 1". Thanks for sharing. Sincerely,

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