Sunday, July 20, 2014

Is Joy Simply A Ploy?

Ever notice how joy is subject to all? Of course you did at your hall. Unless you live under a rock. Then that may come as a shock. But can some things even be joy? They can't be as fun as my mouse on a string toy.

Work 80 hours a week.
It is dough you seek.
But can't spend it until you're dead.
Hmmm conundrum of dread?

Eat and eat and eat.
That is some tasty treat.
Grow the size of a tree.
Heart attack, you're dead to me.

Drive really fast,
Like the Dukes of Hazzard cast.
One little jump,
Oopsy, a crushed rump.

Drink and drink and drink.
Not the stuff from the sink.
Although that can make one shiver.
Still wave bye bye to your liver.

Buy everything you want.
Those sales just taunt.
Oopsy, broke as can be.
Goodbye house, hello tree.

Watch this and that,
24/7 at your mat.
Rump grows wider,
Death by channel spider?

Dirt, dirt and more dirt.
You would rather flirt.
That is pure gold.
Oopsy, death by mold.

Lottery tickets by the ton.
You are going to win the big one.
Hmm spent a big one,
And won nothing when done.

Dare, dare, dare.
What do you care?
Do what others say.
They aren't the ones that will drown in the bay.

Excuse, Excuse, Excuse.
Could lead to brain abuse,
Or just all of the above.
After all, do what you love.

Wow, you humans sure enjoy odd things. I would except by now you all think you have wings. One crazy spree deserves another. Did your brain get a little pillow smother? The cat would rather just eat grass. But I suppose that could choke my little rhyming ass.

Fill your rummer, get drunk all summer.

70 comments:

  1. Buy everything you want.
    Have and enjoy all the fun
    Lots of dough
    One never know
    That's when it was a good run!

    Hank

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    1. Good to pick up and run
      And play when things are done

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  2. It sure for us be very bad
    If all we wanted we had
    But i would really love to know
    How to make a lot of dough!!

    LOL

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    1. lol I'd like to make a ton
      Then around I would run
      The 9-5 would be done
      As I just had fun
      And best of all
      I'd tell them to pound sand at the work hall

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  3. Cat I do agree humans are a sorry lot
    They want the things that they are taught
    TV is their greatest teacher
    On a pulpit like a preacher
    Buy that sauce and take this pill
    It all will surely make you ill
    But pure bliss is in their head
    Crank up the pineal, no more said

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    1. Putting thoughts not their own
      So they pick up the phone
      And dial for more useless crap
      They oh so need across the map

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  4. Do what you love
    Do every day,
    But when it's too much
    Joy'll turn to pain.

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    1. Even if you love it
      If no break is had for a bit
      It can turn to hate
      At a quick rate

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  5. We search for happiness in all sorts of ways: monetary, relationships, jobs, things. Money will never deliver complete happiness, but without money to take care of ourselves, we will surely be unhappy. Relationships will disappoint if we expect perfections.

    Yes we run after Joy and when we catch her, we let go quickly thinking that's not what we wanted after all. It's complicated. :)

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    1. Teresa
      I remember my grandmother's favorite saying..... "When poverty walks in the door, love flies out the window." How true.

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    2. True, we need the dough
      Or we'll be 6 feet below
      Or just in a cardboard box
      With holes in our socks
      Complicated indeed
      Is what takes seed

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    3. I remember holes in soles AND the socks
      You avoid stepping on nails and rocks
      Leaves no room for romance
      When hurting feet are afraid to dance Ha

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    4. haha I've stepped on nails before
      They hurt a ton at ones shore

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  6. Eat and eat and eat sure works for me!

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    1. Then you have to run run run
      Or be plump under your sun

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  7. The cat is wise
    As he chases more mice :)

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    1. Actually no mice here
      So flies do for my rhyming rear

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    2. Oh I meant toy mice
      to chase around the house
      Scented with catnip too
      A cat's dream come true :)

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    3. haha those work fine
      For the feline

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  8. Great verse to cheer the weary soul, most enjoyable.
    Great to be back akaYvonne

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  9. When I am writing poems, I do what I love most ~
    The work, not so much ~

    Have a good weekend Pat ~

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    1. Yeah the work needs to be flushed down the loo
      And no more of it needs to come due

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  10. 80's hours a week?

    Only if 40 of them is taking a nap on a blanket by the creek.

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    1. Not sure that counts as work
      But it would be a nice perk

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    1. The cat is wise to human ways
      as he naps in golden sun rays
      I don't think you can buy happiness
      it might leave a hole of emptiness
      find that piece of joy and hold on tight
      enjoying the magic of the light..

      yes another blooper at my bay
      I hope you have a wonderful day

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    2. Retort at the same time too
      Look at us go at my zoo
      Can't be bought to an extent
      But it sure can help pay the rent haha

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    3. haha..same time...you know how that goes

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  12. What a wise cat. I will take note and clear my life of over abundance!

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    1. Easier said that done
      But can be leave room for more fun

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  13. Cats usually do just what they love which is eat, sleep and in between some frolic for sure. The frolic takes care of the eating. And the sleep takes care of t he frolic so us cats are just all well rounded.

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    1. The life of a cat
      You really can't beat that

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  14. Most humans never seem to find joy for very long

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    1. always looking for something more
      There at their shore

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  15. Im agree with the cat and I try to don't think how many hours I work!
    Only I know until at night!

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    1. Yeah way too many we do
      One way or another at our zoo

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  16. I think sometimes we aren't sure what is joy
    and try to reach it in so many different ways
    joy will never be achieved by getting more I think
    but might have something to do with taking time to pray

    betty

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    1. Getting more, yeah I don't think
      But having just the right amount helps at ones rink

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  17. Lots of words of warning there.

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  18. Ha ha for sure...the more a person sits on his/her rear
    the wider his rear end grows year after year!

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    1. Then they can't move at all
      Without a wheelbarrow at their hall

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  19. I buy a Lotto ticket every now and again, .Usually I buy when the jackpot is really high... you know, when the already impossible odds are even worse. :)

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    1. haha but you never really know
      Could win at your show

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  20. It's funny--true happiness is none of these things, yet we all seem to succumb to at least one of these temptations from time to time. (Especially overeating!)

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  21. Well, yesterday I did have wings...but now I'm on to bigger things. I try to balance sitting on my ass with walking across the grass. True joys don't come from toys. Experience is king, money ain't nothin' but a chicken wing.

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    1. Money helps get experience though
      For many a thing to and fro

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  22. I am doing that job that brings me fun and joy so sublime,
    I just wish it paid a bit more money for my time.

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    1. Yeah with that I can agree
      Be nice for money to come from it on a spree

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  23. Well the working long hours thing also has a different joy--the busy one is, the less time that he or she has for getting in trouble. Joy earned in a sound sleep at night.

    I hope your weekend went well Pat.

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    1. haha yeah that is true
      Les trouble may come due
      But trouble can be fun
      Then again so can a sound sleeping run

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  24. It's sad that death probably has come from sitting around watching too much TV.

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    1. Caused by it indeed
      As more disease takes seed

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  25. I'm like Rosey. Always making fun of lottery buying fools, but when the Jackpot is huge, I buy a ticket and turn into one of the fools myself!

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    1. haha that is when I tend to buy
      Winning is a lie

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  26. My Husbands cousin who is a Dr is always buying the lottery tickets. He wins!! But he buys the High end tickets, not the $1 ones

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    1. There are high end ones?
      Easier to buy when you make tons

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  27. Glow in the Dark ping pong balls are bringing joy around here
    as the kitties dribble them during the night with cheer!

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    1. lol that must be fun to watch indeed
      Never knew there was such a thing at my feed

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  28. Joy
    Can be a ploy
    A tempting toy
    A decoy

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    1. Temptation can take hold
      Over the gold

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