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  A Yardstick For Richard King
by Patrick A Granfors
Thursday, February 03, 2011
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Dick posted a poem pondering - who's measuring?

I offer this

Measuring requires units.

Units require standards.

Standards require agreement.

Agreements require negotiation.

Negotiation requires participation.

Participation requires willingness.

Willingness requires empathy.

Empathy requires acknowledgment.

Acknowledgment requires admission.

Admission requires a ticket.

A ticket requires currency.

Currency requires work.

Work requires time

Time requires nothing


Therefore, nothing is measured and by inference

Nobody measures anything.


This got way too complicated, I had to measure myself a double scotch using the 3 finger method (a non-standard).






Copyright 2011 Patrick Granfors




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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 2/10/2011
I'd also take a double shot.....M
Reviewed by Axilea MU 2/6/2011
I needed to read something like this... still smiling.

Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 2/6/2011
Very cute poem! I will take a double Captain with Coke! You don't have to measure perfectly lol...Take care, ~Chessly
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/5/2011
Complicated, indeed. I better have a morning pick me up, and contemplate this a little more.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/4/2011
In my humble estimation (measuring your words), I think this is very clever, Patrick. Thank you. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by pat medlin 2/4/2011
okay patrick...i think everyone's in lost us all somewhere around line two.... then reeled us back in with only 3 fingers...not an easy feat
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 2/4/2011
Giggle.....neat writing, my friend! Glad you worked it all out with the scotch!!!

Reviewed by Paul Berube 2/4/2011
Cute one, Patrick. And well done.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 2/3/2011
You, Patrick, are an incurable logician!!!
A very funny poem ;)~
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 2/3/2011
As usual, and I'd guess it's my age, but you lost me at about, "Willingness requires empathy." So I don't know if it's because I'm becoming feeble minded or because I just don't know what the hell you're talking about... Except for the three fingers of scotch but in my case it would be three fingers of tequila which is the proper measure for a shot of tequila; Sauza Tequila, that is; white or gold, it don't matter.
Mark... Oh, yeah, help your wife.
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 2/3/2011
"What is the measure of a man..."

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/3/2011
Haven't read King's, but you stand alone,almost always first rate...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/3/2011
Damn, but you are a crazy S.O.B., except for the last paragraph, I go right along with that part...e
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 2/3/2011
I'd take it to his behind. A very measured poem.

Reviewed by Richard King 2/3/2011
Patrick, you lost me at "Standards" I haven't had any for years, but then you got me back at the 3 fingered double Scotch. Think we're on the same page now and I enjoyed reading this one.

Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 2/3/2011
simply immeasurable!!!

pass me a Sammy :)
(Samuel Adams) :)
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