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The Sting
by Flying Fox AKA Ted L Glines
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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When we look at our Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval endless unhappy years, we arrive at the notion we may have been conned ...

"The Sting"

by Ted L Glines

Our lives are like a wild digesting gizzard,

we fill our lives with toys - we're living fine

until we join the old bankrupcy line,

our master rules our life - promotion wizard,

he sells us swim-suits even in a blizzard,

give me one more beer - perhaps a glass of wine,

the TV con-man cometh while we dine,

the salesman is a green Australian lizard.

We never have to plan our path today,

the TV puppet-masters guide our thought,

the surgeon-general tells us what to eat,

and rules the styles of living we have bought,

opinion polls will guide us come what may

as we move forward into our defeat.

Turn on the tube ye ever-mindless sheep,

and let it tell you when to laugh or weep,

like mice - keep running through the maze,

and live in blind consumer haze,

and only find your Selves in depths of sleep.

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Reviewed by Jerry Engler 3/19/2009
You got it. What happened to "Be still, and know that I am God." Every person owes it to take time in solitude and thought to know what really is--you make a solid admonition....Jerry
Reviewed by Elizabeth Hobbs 3/18/2009
Hi Ted
Thank goodness for those who I'll call non-sheep. Hopefully the coming generations can climb above the sheep. Be well, Liz
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 3/18/2009
in depths of sleep....what a nightmare. Excellent! Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by Bonnie May 3/18/2009
Goose bumps throughout this terrific write and hugs, Bonnie
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/18/2009
Most interesting indeed sweet man..well written...have a wonderful and safe day...Hugss
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 3/18/2009
Those that have a shovel start digging a deep hole, and don't be selfish make it roomy, so your fellow men that lost their shovels to the bankers can have a decent six foot under.


Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/17/2009
Chilling; God help us all!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/17/2009
The media has gone plumb loco, dictating what we should look like/act like/love/pray (or not)/etc. etc. Shame. Scary: how much more can Big Brother intrude? Afraid to find out *ducking*. Well done, Ted!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/17/2009
It is sad how the electronic media of today controls so much of our day to day life and I am amazed at how our children and our children's children are even more addicted to what they see and hear. Exercise by electronics, food by microwave, clothes by ebay, and love by cyber chat...scary tines ahead.

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