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  Just The Way It Is
by Patrick A Granfors
Wednesday, April 06, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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I should probably know better.

I am not a liberal

Nor am I of the far right

Or of the right

Or of the left of right

Or of the right of left

I just am


Martin King had a dream

It almost came true

Rodney King had a bad dream

It did come true

Right or left

It was everyone’s nightmare



That’s what we do

Red Scarves

Blue Scarves

No Scarves


Neck ties

Bow ties



We all wear the noose

Admit it or not


Deathbed advocate

Pull the plug

Or not

Or why

Or why not


Dollars prolong misery

Misery prolongs dollars



Life is sacred


Life is cheap


Ask the petrified widow to be

Ask the relieved widow that is

Ask the soldier on the ground

Ask the suicide bomber

Ask a pair of deranged baseball fans

Ask yourself

Is life sacred

Or is it cheap

Or is it just life

Until it ends




Copyright 2011 Patrick Granfors


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/15/2011
Write on! I can't see why people get so polarized over something that is as natural as life and death. It's as though they have learned nothing from history and how ideologies perpetuate fallacies as though they were true. It's a good thing a few poets out there are thinking and not just following.

Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 4/12/2011
And it gets you, coming and going!!!

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Dayvid Graybill 4/9/2011
This is wonderfully philosophical! Questions that tantalize.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/7/2011
Lifeis what it is, but it would be nice to have a little common sense in the equation too You sure bring out many fine points for one to think about...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 4/7/2011
yes, i heard about those deranged fans at the dodgers opener last week versus the giants. nice, gotta love LA man, just the way it is. or not.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 4/7/2011
Lots to ponder here,Patrick! I think its just life....nicely done...

Reviewed by Eileen Granfors 4/7/2011
Yes, true, so enjoy each and every day and think of not a noose but a chain of life:

"Time held me green and dying
Though I sang in my chains like the sea." Dylan Thomas
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 4/7/2011
I go with what the Bible says, gives the answer to every life's question. The flow of the poem was great.
Reviewed by JMS Bell 4/7/2011
Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 4/7/2011
Patrick, Life is what we make it. I have had some tuff times and wonder when it will end? I hope it does before I die. If it doesn't I will still wake up with a smile because I am still here to love by boys. Very profound write! Take care,~ Chessly
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 4/7/2011
Brave exploration, deeply felt Patrick.
Man, you are so eclectic and yes that's a huge compliment!
I never know what style I'm about to read and you do them all so compellingly well.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/7/2011
We are just through this life passing & u said it right, its just life as such is life...e
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/7/2011
We all are just passing through this life..your breathing believe me we are lucky just to be is what you make it ....great writing dear man...Hugsss keep smiling OK
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/7/2011
yahoooo patrick...4 in the morning and am rockin' this room cheering your words on...this one wins by a lead

if this doesn't make some of the non-thinkers think...they've been passing out copies to some of the 'glazed-over'deep as mudpuddlethinkers' that gather aroundthewatercooler.

this was better than my alarm clock which still hasn't gone off.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 4/6/2011
Profound indeed. Well done, Patrick.
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman 4/6/2011
Very deep and very profound, my friend. And why should you "probably know better"? You said it just as it should be said.

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