Tuesday, September 7, 2010

opinions are like ewoks - no one really knows what they're saying.

tempted to start drinking again tonight, nothing particularly derailing during a long day and mostly a good day but the drags at the end truly drag and ebb the soul. 
constrained right words to preserve the flow  of individual righteousness and allow people their opinion - this is not my nature as I believe that not everyone is entitled to an opinion, uninformed opinions are ill justified judgments and only serving to off track to pursuit but in public forum where I am at the table of civility and delegatory responsibility it is of utmost importance that the joke is well timed and a perfect segue.


the notebooks,
IBM Selectric IIIs,
et cetera
these are my shields,
protecting me from the world
from you –

My words are the weapons
I utilize

bludgeoning the audience
until they bleed from ears,
mouth, fingertips,
and eyes. 

 - Hoc Scripsi


  1. Intense poem, Jhon... And I love the blog post title.

  2. Bam...
    I said to a friend yesterday I am a word addict..
    you are too...
    great poem Jhon...

  3. P.S. Your book arrived today.. very impressive Mr. Jhon Baker..I am thrilled to have a copy and read to the folks in the elevator at work. A poem a day..LOL

  4. Thank you thank you and excellent...
    I hope the book meets your expectations, I am not sure yet that it met mine!

  5. I really, really like this. And I might add that I cut my adolescent teeth on Bukowski, Baudelaire, Twain and the Beat. Your writing fires up that kind of purity in me, it is always inspiring me to be exactly me and I thank you.


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