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Hasier Agirre

Where the common sense is beyond recall, the aphorism gains in meaning.

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WHERE Is The Common Sense?

If there were degrees awarded,
For those earning diplomas in 'Incompetence'...
Few would question its existence.
It would be an established acknowledgement.

And since incompetence does exist,
WHERE is the common sense?
And at whose expense are those with degrees,
Trying to convince they now have achieved it!

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The God Of Common-Sense

My Daddy used to wallop me for every small offense:
"Its takes a hair-brush back," said he, "to teach kids common-sense."
And still to-day I scarce can look a hair-brush in the face.
Without I want in sympathy to pat a tender place.
For Dad declared with unction: "Spare the brush and spoil the brat."
The dear old man! What e'er his faults he never did do that;
And though a score of years have gone since he departed hence,
I still revere his deity, The God of Common-sense.

How often I have played the ass (Man's universal fate),
Yet always I have saved myself before it was too late;
How often tangled with a dame - you know how these things are,
Yet always had the gumption not to carry on too far;
Remembering that fancy skirts, however high they go,
Are not to be stacked up against a bunch of hard-earned dough;
And sentiment has little weight compared with pounds and pence,
According to the gospel of the God of Common-sense.

Oh blessing on that old hair-brush my Daddy used to whack
With such benign precision on the basement of my back.
Oh blessings on his wisdom, saying: "Son, don't play the fool,
Let prudence be your counselor and reason be your rule.
Don't get romantic notions, always act with judgment calm,
Poetical emotions ain't in practice worth a damn/
let solid comfort be your goal, self-interest your guide. . . ."
Then just as if to emphasize, whack! whack! the brush he plied.
And so I often wonder if my luck is Providence,
or just my humble tribute to the God of Common-sense.

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Bend The Mind And Twist

Bend the mind and twist.
No thought will be automatically,
Ushered to comprehension.
There has to be a reflective process,
Assisting it.
This has to be recognized and insisted.

Bend the mind and twist.
Elements conflict with tension exist.
And where does common sense come to sit,
When a digesting returns to our lips.
Is that done before or after the benefit...
Of an experience received declared deserving of it!

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Where The Lies Are Born?

Entrailes were sucked by grief
and pleasure bruised;
beyond the possible
I aspired to find
meaning of life.

A will to reject
unbearable waste,
I trim humiliation.
Time scares by taking revenge
breaking the inner serenade,
and I climb the doubts.

Heartache persists without revelation.
no bitterness descends.
I dip my fingers in blood
to write a flaming entity.

Tell me where the masks are assembeled?
Where the lies are born?

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Where The Love Lasts Forever

Your mercy found me,
Upon the broken road,
And lifted me beyond my failing,
Into Your glory,
My sin and shame dissolved,
And now forever Yours Ill stand.
(Pre-Chorus)
In love never to end,
To call You more than Lord,
Glorious friend.
(Chorus)
So I throw my life upon all You are,
Cause I know You gave it all for me,
And when all else fades,
My soul will dance with You,
Where the love lasts forever.
Your mercy found me,
Upon the broken road,
And lifted me beyond my failing,
Into Your glory,
My sin and shame dissolved,
And now forever Yours Ill stand.
(Bridge)
And forever I will sing,
Lord forever I will sing,
Of how You gave Your life away,
Just to save me, Lord You saved me.
With You, where the love lasts forever.

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George Meredith

Modern Love XLIII: Mark Where the Pressing Wind

Mark where the pressing wind shoots javelin-like,
Its skeleton shadow on the broad-backed wave!
Here is a fitting spot to dig Love's grave;
Here where the ponderous breakers plunge and strike,
And dart their hissing tongues high up the sand:
In hearing of the ocean, and in sight
Of those ribbed wind-streaks running into white.
If I the death of Love had deeply planned,
I never could have made it half so sure,
As by the unblest kisses which upbraid
The full-waked sense; or failing that, degrade!
'Tis morning: but no morning can restore
What we have forfeited. I see no sin:
The wrong is mixed. In tragic life, God wot,
No villain need be! Passions spin the plot:
We are betrayed by what is false within.

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Where The Land Meets The Ocean

The great white waves of the Pacific how loudly they do roar
And crash against the volcanic rocks that guard the ocean shore
The silver gulls above the beach are calling as they fly
And the terns dive in shallow waters for small sea things from the sky,
The feeling is so refreshing on your skin saltwater spray
'Tis nice to be by the ocean on a breezy Autumn day
In a place far off of the highway and far from the noisy street
A place where Nature reign Supreme where the land and ocean meet
The huge surf waves are rolling foamy and white as snow
At the awesome power of Nature my wonder only grow
Though not a seafaring person from land I love to watch the big waves roll
It has been a watery grave for many an ocean out of control
Where the land meets the ocean on a March evening in the Fall
A memory for to cherish and in the future to recall.

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Where The Sour Turns To Sweet

Were waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now
Look inside your mind
See the darkness is creeping out
I can see in the softness there
Where the sunshine is gliding in
Fill your mind with love
Find the world of future glory
You can meet yourself
Where the sour turns to sweet
Leave your ugly selfish shell
To melt in the glowing flames
Can you sense the change?
See your eyes, now listen
Were waiting for you
Come and join us now
We want you with us
Come and join us now
Paint your face all white
To show the peace inside
Drift away while the saffron burns
To the land where the rainbow ends
Can you sense the change?
See your eyes in focus
Were waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now
Were waiting for you
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now
We want you with us
Come and join us now
We need you with us
Come and join us now

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Just a Pinch of Common Sense

I am glad not to repeat...
Those days of my youth.
Encouraged to be everything else,
Instead of what I wanted to pursue.
I was young and self expressive,
Then.
With opinions I had...
I made known,
If I chose to
Over again!
Which I did often.

Much of my life lived back then,
Was done fast tracked!
With many things done...
Today would not be condoned!
Not like that.
And I am not going to settled today,
For childlike conversation,
And a densed destination...
From someone who claims to be grown!
If I can get just a pinch of common sense...
Determined to exist within one person,
I'd be feeling at home!
But those feelings here,
Aren't shown
Not like that.
From anyone claiming ownership!

That's what makes me feel lonely.
Buried in thoughts of how things used to be.
In today where those 'used to bees' are useless!
When I think about that,
I become sad as the feeling of isolation...
Overwhelms me!
When I think about that...
I realize more,
Why you and I had to depart!

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Where The Birds Always Sing

The world is neither fair nor unfair
The idea is just a way for us to understand
But the world is neither fair nor unfair
So one survives
The others die
And you always want a reason why
But the world is neither just nor unjust
It's just us trying to feel that there's some sense in it
No, the world is neither just nor unjust
And though going young
So much undone
Is a tragedy for everyone
It doesn't speak a plan or any secret thing
No unseen sign or untold truth in anything...
But living on in others, in memories and dreams
Is not enough
You want everything
Another world where the sun always shines
And the birds always sing
Always sing...
The world is neither fair nor unfair
The idea is just a way for us to understand
No the world is neither fair nor unfair
So some survive
And others die
And you always want a reason why
But the world is neither just nor unjust
It's just us trying to feel that there's some sense in it
No, the world is neither just nor unjust
And though going young
So much undone
Is a tragedy for everyone
It doesn't mean there has to be a way of things
No special sense that hidden hands are pulling strings
But living on in others, in memories and dreams
Is not enough
And it never is
You always want so much more than this...
An endless sense of soul and an eternity of love
A sweet mother down below and a just father above
For living on in others, in memories and dreams
Is not enough
You want everything
Another world
Where the birds always sing
Another world
Where the sun always shines
Another world
Where nothing ever dies...

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Where the bright lights are dim

Read the two letters
One from the attorneys
Another from your father
Read fast because the old
Man is retiring.He might
be dying even by now

What says my father this time?
I don't want to be bothered
with burdening family troubles
Read it loud so we may laugh
I want to go out in the city where
the bright lights are dim

Your father is angry with you
Apparently you are blasting his
money on booze.You are womanizing
And you are neglecting your studies
Your father is very worried

There is nothing to worry about
Let's leave girls
If you have anything to worry about
Let me know I'll about with
the drinks and the cash
Follow me my lovely friends
There's enough cash to blow tonight
where the bright lights are dim

Your father further elaborates
That you must not waste the best years
of your youth.He won't be there
For you forever

Tell my dad
I was not there in his youth
I want to enjoy myself while I'm
still
young.It makes no sense to want to
hit the limelight when you're old in
Your octogenarian jubilee.According
to the likes of my no use father I must
wait forever to join the fun outside
Let's not detain ourselves here forever
Move my petite young lovers.The groove
is hot where the bright lights are dim

Here's some more bad news
Your father is dying in his last death
throes
Already your uncles are fighting over
his properties and his vast rich estates
It's a matter of life and death
You are summoned to talk and listen to
your father as he instructs you in his death
screams

We all must die someday
If my father shall die today
Let them bury him in the old cemetery
It is best that he receives his deserved
punishment early for his string of past
sins
I am the walking dictionary of my father's
fault lines
And we will go my gorgeous friends and line
up
ourselves and parade ourselves in the glare
of the city where the bright lines are dim

You must sacrifice
your hedonistic love of this pleasures
Your long suffering father is dead
Go home like a good son and see to it that
your father is properly buried and
Say sorry to your hoping mad angry relatives

My father is the dying type
I will not forgive my father for dying
deliberately and making me an orphan
I owe nobody an explanation.Tell the angry
ones it takes two muscles to smile.And the
contorted face to be angry
What are you waiting for my friends? The night
is young.You don't want to die young.Grab
this opportunity and go out where the dim
moon is young.You don't want to be late when
The festivities start where the bright lights
Are dim.What else do you want to highlight
us about...Mister Eloquent?

I am not getting any younger
Here please.Take the strain of the last
bombshells
off my sagging shoulders.Read the treasonous
Contents of your father's will as dictated
to the lawyers and the board of trustees
The fun of the bright lights that ended the
hedonistic
wanderings of the prodigal son is on your dim
prospects

Oh no no my friends.Hold my hand I'm dying
My father's mansion and his vast estates are
to be donated to the charity of the orphanage!
He lives to me
A pair of his worn out shoes!
And a pair of silly binoculars to see
through the memories of the sea of his tears!
There you go my friends!
There will be no money for me at the bank
I now go
Alone to join the queue of the careless
and the homeless and the arrogant
Who do not reckon with the poisoned chalice of
the asinine humor of their parents

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I Wonder Where The Days Go

I wonder where the days go
because I never get to see the sun
Or spend some time outside enjoying the sun

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Home Is Where the Heart Is

Home is where the heart is
There is no specific place
Whether in cities, on islands or farms
I am home when I am in your arms

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Where the Sunlight Flirts with Purple Flowers

World of dreams
Where the sunlight flirts
With purple flowers,
I fell in love with you
With your breath of excitement
And possibilities of love.

And I’ll mourn my farewell
When death looks into
My dimming eyes
To close them a final time
To everything I cherished.

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I Could Write A Poem Where The Sadness Is

I could write a poem where the Sadness is
But why?
The spring sun is so bright this morning
The world is moving to its own appointed tasks
I too sitting here sipping coffee
Pen in hand
Have a task
I write these lines and dream
Someone will be made happy reading them.

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I Walk Where The Poem Once Was

I WALK WHERE THE POEM ONCE WAS

I walk where the Poem once was,
The Trees are still green
The woman is dead,
The sky is cold.

I walk where many Poems
Have been written
After the rain
Her flowers still bloom.

The presence of the other person,
Is the Greatest Gift God gives us.

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Outside Is Where The World Is

OUTSIDE IS WHERE THE WORLD IS

Outside is where the world is.
I will go into it soon.
Surrounded by the light of the morning
I will feel free.
God Who Gives Everything
And Takes Everything Away
Will give me one more morning to be happy in.
Outside is where the world is,
And I am going to it soon.

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Where the baobab tree finger points

Where the baobab tree finger points,
the bush veldt sun fries you to tatters,
some camel thorn trees hook and pierce,
jackals and hyenas cry and laugh at night,
the moon rises yellow, with stars appearing
all over the sky shining like jewels,
it’s as God himself is walking around in the veldt.

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Where the Wild Things Are

So wake up sleepy one
It's time to save your world

Steal dreams and give to you
Shoplift a thought or two
All children touch the sun
Burn your fingers one by one
By one

Will this earth be good to you ?
Keep you clean or stain through ?

So wake up sleepy one
It's time to save your world
You're where the wild things are
Yeah

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Honesty Wrote ‘Common Sense Solutions

Terence George Craddock replied
'And upon this declaration of common sense
and equality for all, I hereby nominate

Honesty as the only reasonable candidate
for President of the United States Of America.

And all the great founders and forefathers
of a once great proud and honest nation
with one voice rose up said 'hear hear we agree'. Amen.'


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