Virtual Virtuality

Everyone nowadays works on virtual reality,
I on the other hand am developing real virtuality,
Virtual reality you build simulated situations,
I on the other hand am situating simulations,
Virtual reality makes make belief realities,
I treat realities as non-existing abnormalities,
Since you can’t believe anything you see or hear,
What was here today by tomorrow may disappear,

Summer Rug

I miss the long walks barefoot on the grass,
With the sunrays bouncing of the window’s glass,
The chirping of the birds flying to and fro,
The sparrows the blue tails the occasional crow,
I miss the dogs roaming free chasing a ball,
Lazy days of summer before the revisit of fall,
Once or twice a week the sprinklers will turn on,
Spraying gold droplets making rainbows on the lawn,
Their tsss, tsss, tsss sound like a million bees,
Flapping wings in the strong afternoon breeze,
The magnificent carpet of flowers in many a colors,
The hillside as far as the eye can see it covers,

Exchange Rate

Can we have an exchange student program?
Where we keep theirs from China or Siam,
They keep ours – we will be ahead for sure,
If we send ours to faraway Kuala – Lumpur,
I think it is the easy way to a win-win situation,
Also, have friends there when we are on vacation,
I am wondering: what is the student exchange rate,
If we play it right, we can get a handsome rebate,

Speak Not

Speak not of tender love to me,
Unless you are speaking comedy,
Do not declare passion and feeling,
As it is probably wheeling and dealing,
Tell not of thoughts and remorse say not,
For this has been filled with plenty rot,
Nothing learned nothing gained nothing taught,
Say nothing speak nothing do tell not,



When it comes to dessert, we are like children,
We go back to the days of ice cream again,
The days of searching the cookie jar up above,
For the amazing goodies made with motherly love,
I think nowadays, we have less cookie jars on shelves,
Just prepared stuff that we do not bake ourselves,
Just like everything else today we forgot the basics,
“Made from scratch” is no longer part of the matrix,
We have learned to accept that we no longer “scratch”,
We no longer fix, sew, stitch, and no longer patch,


Going on vacation to faraway places,
Sitting on the beaches with many new faces,
It is not the faces – that bother me so much,
It is the old sitting in Speedos showing their crutch,
Why is it that a lady that has turned 80 years old,
Has to share with us her folds of tummy fat being unfold,
Why is it that a man that is at least in his mid – eighties,
Shows his crack and traumatises all the poor babies,
There should be a law when people go on vacation,
Speedos and bikinis are out if you are senior citizen,


Over the years I moved a few times,
From here to there and there to here,
Over continents overseas and oceans,
Different people languages and cultures,
Alas, with every move something left behind,
A book, a record, at times a frame of mind,
If I was to collect all the things I left behind,
I could have made a huge contribution to humankind,
I would have a much bigger library of art and culture,
Will need a big building to hold all in, a massive structure,
Maybe it is a sign we leave lots behind when we move on,
For every sundown and evening there is a new dawn born,

Making Peace

My two feet stopped talking to each other,
This is beginning to look like a serious matter,
It was the left foot – that started it all,
Always the left foot that starts to brawl,
She was saying – the right foot was unfair,
Taking liberties unevenly, unbecoming in a pair,
The right foot claimed it was doing all the work,
While the left was doing nothing, a total jerk,
Driving the right is on the gas pedal all day long,
The left just lies there -this system is wrong,
So in order to get peace between my feet,
I am changing my car to manual gear Jeep,

Saving and Recycling

Today we have windmills in farms,
Reap the wind I guess to put in barns,
We squeeze the corn to get some ethanol,
We recycle beer, wine, and juice for alcohol,
We are learning to reuse what we used to waste,
Collecting manure for methane is not out of place,
We are learning to become environmentally friendly,
Saving energy and recycling has become very trendy,
I too have decided to join this saving and recycling racket,
Since last month I am saving my urine and peeing in a bucket,

Drone Delivery

Amazon says it will deliver by a drone,
No need for the mail and UPS, all are gone,
Not to be behind, many stores promised the same,
Deliver by drones will be their new claim to fame,
So I decided to order a take out for my dinner,
Chose a major pizza chain, don’t want a beginner,
I discovered that I prefer a drone making delivery,
 Avoid the tip, give the drone only one single penny,


I wear 3D shoes for a two way street,
In a yard we can fit at least three feet,
Five quarters are more than one full set,
If you owe lots of money, you are deep in debt,
If you are not alive, you are probably dead,
Shawarma you eat in a pita not in bread,
I loved Lucy but I could not stand Ricky,
Kermit was a frog guess what was Miss Piggy,

Bands of the Sixties

I remember the bands of the sixties,
They were not much different than the fifties,
There were four singers three short one tall,
The last was also skinny towering over all,
He was usually the base singer with voice deep,
Also there was one with a moustache, the creep,
The four aces, the Duprees, the Platters,
The browns, and the balanced Mills Brothers,
All singing softly like maple and honey,
Today they all seem ridiculous and funny,
But then a dance party had no chance
Without the girls going into trance,


After six decades on the face of the earth,
 One can say that one has acquired enough worth,
To have an opinion about a thing or two or three,
I for one can say that I have learned to a degree,
One will be forgiven and pardoned for doing things,
If he was loved to begin with he’s an angel with wings,
 On the other hand one will never be forgiven for his sin,
If one was not loved from the start the bell shall not ring,
 Au Contraire, the sin will be used as the excuse to show why,
One was not liked or loved, case now can be justified,


Lately I have been very much impressed,
With a cleansing diet to give your body rest,
You are to drink vegetable juices all day long,
Until your body clears all that does not belong,
You mix tomatoes, celery, onion carrot and ginger,
You add garlic a bit of cumin and turmeric in winter,
On top of it all, I add half a cup of extra virgin olive oil,
Sesame oil, sesame seeds and white vinegar that I boil,
Then in the evening after a long day of diet and juice,
I end with a T-bone steak, potatoes in gravy and mousse,


Sitting in the waiting room waiting,
And waiting and waiting and waiting,
One can go crazy- waiting I am hating,
On your butt sitting time is a..Wasting,
In line to the dentist the bank the doctor,
So bad, I started adding the waiting factor,
Now whenever I need to get somewhere,
I use my multiplier to add a waiting prayer,

Oscar Wilde

Legend has it that Oscar Wilde’s last words,
In the hotel St. Germaine in far away Paris,
Were to do with his lousy run down hotel room,
That had wallpaper with wild flowers in bloom,
Wilde last words were “wallpaper or I, you know”,
I cannot take it no more one of us will have to go,
Thus, the great Wilde closed his eyes one last time,
So as not to see a wallpaper that sells a yard for a dime,

The Oscar

I was watching the Oscars on TV last night,
The movies and actors the stars so bright,
The little statuettes of Oscar were given,
To best actor and actress, best costumes even,
Yet I could not help noticing Oscar is naked,
Not a stitch on his body, totally liberated,
I thought it strange naked Oscar you will agree,
As naked he stood there and he had no peepee,

The Artful Dodger

When I was a kid going to High school,
I had been less in class more playing pool,
A regular visitor to the principal’s office,
Was not to share with him the pipe of peace,
I think we had a good relationship him and I,
He was a good guy with a humour British dry,
After a while when he failed to nail me,
He got to like me too – I could plainly see,
As the years went on he gave me a name,
When called to the office to be put to shame,
He had me called over the PA system with a frown,
Will Mr. Artman the Artful Dodger please come down,
So now when I watch Oliver Twist the musical,
It reminds me of my high school principal,