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Meaning of theTimes
by Marvin Eli Kirsh

Saturday, May 12, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A meaning of meaning.

I took my song along to see the  doctor

 A supposed  expert sniffer and peddler 

        of human cages, rages , and exclamatory sages

"Disparage to lament"

       And hardly had we gotten started

Afore he questioned:

    "What's the meaning of this meaning"

To either his suggestion or my regression:

      I proposed a study of meaning

And started with


              according to Websters

     means opposed to 'that' 

        or two or more persons, places, or things

Which might refer to both ourselves

     this, instead of that, day or year


        when it referred to anybody else

    And asked him how in the hell did he expect to have a theory

about people under those conditions.

To which he replied, already disparaged against using "this or that" 

   "Our Peters and Marys one day had started gone flat"

 "And so everyones views had deliberately been both expanded

       To me and you"

and reduced simultaneously

       to mean everyone 

          including both of us

             equals more than one and greater than or equal to two" 

and exactly what Websters meant for  'this or that'

     had been disparaged in beginning discussion

with the expert  of big, small

       or nothing at all 

    I seemed he meant could be grown by ones own hand to whatever

density fit ones  circumstanced meaning 

    to mean of it's size

        conceptually wise
where the first thoughts began  

       to grow flat

Need fattening

Same as Auntie Pantsie

      (On both my mother and fathers side, so not to mean 'this or that')

Served more food and did more cooking and eating than talking, feeding, the dog,

       all the time.

And thats what bothered me

           "all the time"

      something was watching all the time

a leaning fat

an inclined 'this or that'

       knows the truth of everything

 I learned wasnt the doctor, the president or Mao SeTung

But something leaned by leaning social forces of the times.


       Caged tirade 


      and Baked Alaska 


in a state of averaging  dementia



           four scores    

             of Mozart


     a banana'd

German Kraut



    malaise  skin




Day year



               If you dont have money

    to pay the fees

                or rent a room

        make your own

              build your own     

with public funds

    on public land

             same as

 Theres a place for 

               "what ever you think"

         meaning us

   rather than 'this or that'

       poor disparaged meaning

             cant raise itself

       to read or write

         'The Times"


Marvin E. Kirsh










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Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 5/21/2012
Loved this, Marvin!! Each line is a paragraph, each idea, a womb..

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/13/2012
Thanks for the delightful little journey through this or that.

Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/13/2012
i like this,
style, expression
and point of view


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