just a lucky roll of the dice

Dice

Dice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I suppose that it’s entirely possible and rational
that our existence comes down to just a lucky roll of the dice
but when I look at this unique and beautiful living planet
it sure makes me shake my head in wonder and think twice

it could be that we are just the most luckiest of sentient species
to be living here and now on this planet in all of space and time
but I wonder if the explanation for our amazing lucky streak
may be the result of something a little more, well dare I say, divine?

as we vainly search the stars and listen with all our technology
only, so far, to find nothing else alive anywhere we look out there
maybe we should all stop for a moment and be a little more thankful
and maybe, just maybe, we should all bow our heads and say a little prayer

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space to destroy

so, the mayor of Baltimore city ordered police to stand down
and provide plenty of space for those who wished to destroy
bringing us the sight of so many Baltimore buildings burning
which the anarchists and professional protesters appear to enjoy

how can these sad people be so very criminaly wrong
as to think that looting and rioting are any kind of a proper way
to protest and mourn the mysterious and tragic death
of one man while in police custody named Freddie Gray?

and there is celebration in the rush to judgement of six police officers
of committing murder and manslaughter for the fatal injury
as the same mayor of Baltimore city now says there will be justice
but doesn’t justice mean that we are all innocent until proven guilty?

I don’t think it’s a good time to be a cop or a citizen
in the crazy mixed-up liberal land of liberty and anarchy
whether or not we are talking about the burning of a CVS in Baltimore
or the ultimate fate these anarchists seem to wish for every other American city

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I love my car

photo by RK House

photo by RK House

when the head lamps guide me
and light my way safely at night
and when the jazz blue metallic flake paint
seems to glitter with life in the bright sunlight

as I admire the racy musical rumble
of that classic gasoline engine symphonic sound
and especially when I’m sitting alone in my car
just having fun simply driving around

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,500 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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to a faraway land of love

English: Penrhyn Castle (National Trust): Bang...

Penrhyn Castle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

let me hold your hand
and take you to a faraway land
where everything is magical and grand

a place where no one ever has to die
and the people are always kind and never lie
where there is no more pain to make you cry

we’ll live on a castle on the top of a high shining hill
protected by a friendly flying dragon who goes by the name of Bill
overlooking a valley full of town folk filled only with goodwill

where there are jesters everywhere trying to make us smile and laugh
and in the back yard, behind a tall tree, is a silly shy peeking giraffe
in a land with no haters, no criminals and absolutely no riff raff

everything there is so shiny and so pretty and so clean
and the gentle people will all cheer and vote to make you their Queen
never in your wildest imagination, have you seen such a wonderful scene

at night on the ballroom floor, we will dance together forever, just you and I
writing our names in soft white clouds floating overhead across the dark blue sky
in a faraway land of love where goodness is the one thing in endless supply

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contact sport

English: Green eyes of a female

Green eyes of a female (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I saw her standing at the crowded Purdue football stadium
and for a brief moment lost in time our eyes met
as she smiled, it seemed to me that we were the only ones there
and that’s something that I can never forget

I saw her standing with a group of college girls
just waiting to go to class in a crowded hallway
as I passed by her close enough to enjoy her bouquet
and yet, she was so very, very far away

only now, after the passing of many long years
do I wonder if I saw her in a dream or if she was real
and if in the moment that our eyes made contact
she was somehow aware of how special that she made me feel

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not a big shebang or anythang

English: Syracuse postcard - 1913

Syracuse postcard – 1913 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I made friends with a cute girl
that I ran into last night in my dreams
I believe that she works at OSH or Sears
and has a long distance boyfriend in Atlanta, it seems

she tossed her dark hair and smiled at me
as if to flirt with this silly old man
as we talked about our shared love for sci fi
and discussed briefly the theory of the big bang

she asked if I still had the multi-band radio
that she sold me the last time we met
and I politely lied and said that I did
joking aloud that it’s waves hadn’t broken yet

I’ve seen her once or twice before in my dreams
and I really hope to talk to her someday again
but, just like most things in life, that is out of my control
so, I have no idea of the how or the why or the when

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mods and odds

Door Panel Mods (photo by RK House)

Door Panel Mods (photo by RK House)

there are performance mods
like adding a cold air intake
or porting a throttle body
upon which some fixate

then there are the exterior mods
like adding stripes or a spoiler
over which others obsess endlessly
and work hard like a real toiler

I myself have focused on interior mods
things that are small and easy to do
like some stainless steel trim plates
that I stuck on with some glue

I suppose you wonder what I’m talking about
and I can see how it must sound very odd
but there are those of us that love to tinker
and feel that our cars are a fun thing to mod

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addicted to Rehab Addict

Nicole Curtis has so much passion for restoring old homes
and it really shines through on her Rehab Addict TV show
it is amazing to watch her restore old house’s to their original beauty
which, if you ever watched her show, you would certainly know

I think I’m seriously addicted to watching her on Rehab Addict
and I’m pretty sure it’s a habit for which there is no cure
of course, it certainly doesn’t hurt that she is very lovely to look at
so, this is one little addiction that I think I can easily endure

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purty ride

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photo by R K House

outside it might be foggy and a little cold
and I am balding, graying and getting old
but my Dodge Challenger is a sweet purty ride
and she sure makes me feel really good inside

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double your money back, guaranteed

Truth lies

Truth lies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I’m sorry to be the one to tell you
that in life there just are no guarantees
I know this is a sad inconvenient fact
and it’s not one that everybody agrees

sold false marketing gimmicks that we really can’t afford
while deluding ourselves into believing politician’s promises and lies
as the press reports the disaster of the day then looks the other way
and so, in the end, no one will be the wise

of course, what does this one cynical old man really know?
for all I know, everything could turn out right
and if you want to believe in that, then just don’t listen to me
my words and poetry are plainly simple and trite

but remember that it’s said that nothing in life is certain
except for the proverbial death and taxes
so, I say that you might as well sit back and enjoy the ride
and smile as your mind and body becomes one and relaxes

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all night on the far side of the crazy galaxy

Last night I dreamed that I was homesteading on the far side of the galaxy.  Things were not working out because the area around the home was slowly being flooded by a noxious gas.  The gas was so thick that it was like an expanding balloon.  I remember feeling bad that we were going to have to leave all our hard work behind, abandon our beautiful home and the strange planet we were trying to live on and return to our planet of origin.

The night before that, I had dreamed that I bought a second Dodge Challenger.  This one was a convertible (which they don’t make) in bright Header Orange.   It had full bench seats in white leather with a big pleated pattern and Plum Crazy purple trim.  Perhaps, color coordination is a skill that I lack while dreaming?  I was driving around and working as a spy.  Although, not a good spy, my attempt at covert hiding was to simply lay down in the bench seats.

Speaking of spying, as I slept late this morning, I dreamed that I was living underground in caves.  I hate caves.  I don’t even like the idea that there may be caves underneath me in the ground.  I guess humans in the distant past in my dream had escaped an apocalypse by moving into these caves.   I was being sent by the group I was living with to spy upon another group.  My group was led by these young girls, who I later realized were descendants of cheerleaders.  The queen that was in charge was the one that sent me on my mission because I was expendable, no doubt.  I woke up before I could complete my mission.  So much left undone in the world of dreams, it seems.

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repeat and fade

Repeat sign (music).

Repeat sign (music). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

repetition
repetition
repetition
and variation
and
variation
and variation

Re:
pet
tit
shun
and
vary
a
shun

harmonies overlapping
with all hands clapping
and our feet, feet, feet
a stomping to the beat, beat, beat

repeat and fade
repeat
and fade
repeat
and
fade

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to spread their wings

A juvenile Western Gull with spread wings and ...

A juvenile Western Gull with spread wings and food stains on its beak. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

grandpa is missing
having his granddaughter always about
now that his son’s family
have once again moved out

of course, I’m happy
that they now have a home of their own
and they didn’t move out
just to make grandpa feel all alone

they just want to have some space
and to spread their wings
and for them to stand on their own
is the most natural of things

I guess I can get used
to having some peace and quiet now
and I’m sure I’ll be okay
although I’m not sure exactly how

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