Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Lighter together

Building fence alone's a discouraging thing,
Sinking posts and stringing bob wire.
A horseman afoot with no friend to bring
Comes slowly across deserts burnt by wind instead of fire.

Staples bend, hammers drop, no spare hand to retrieve 'em
Marks are made too far and light for two eyes to perceive 'em
Lies are invented and repeated with no ear there to believe 'em
And gates go in too woody and wide for two arms to achieve 'em.

So if your vision is of a new Earth
And you have a mission to pursue
My advice, for what it's worth,
Is there's more lasting work to do.

When the weather sours and breezes rise as they do each November-
Douse your campfire and take some time to spit on ev'ry ember,
Pack up your bedroll, your come-along and jug, if you remember,
And head for town and find you a committee needs a member.
-Elko Smithers

HIGH-MISSION, adj. Low effort.

20 comments:

Nessa said...

* waving hand in air and jumping like an idiot *

Nessa said...

Ok. I've calmed down.

High-mission: Politics.

High-mission: A Cheech and Chong adventure movie.

Wordless Wednesday - Pirates' Strumpet

it's possible google reader dropped my feed again

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sauerkraut said...

Sarah Palin suggests she's on a mission from a higher power. ...

veri: shills

Tom & Icy said...

Sometimes the guy with the smallest penis has the most kids.

Anonymous said...

still laughing
off to
a 420
moment

...

Jim said...

..
You take the high mission
I'll take the low effort.
We'll see who gets sweaty
and who gets all rested.
We don't have to do this
just take ours by default.
..

Ariel the Thief said...

You mean darkness and darkness equal light? Interesting logic!

the amoeba said...

I s'pose you're going to tell me that Elko's so lonesome 'cause he misses his brothers Imlay and Lovelock.

I also s'pose that we'uns had better be on the lookout for an epidemic of camels.

Thom said...

The Gnu is on a mission!!

Doug said...

Nessa, you're better than a feed.

Sauerkraut, the great inkblot in the sky sent her to replace George W Bush?

Tom, I have no problem believing there's an inverse correlation.

That won't cure the laughter, Bear.

Deal, Jim.

That's how wisdom is made, Ariel.

Uncle Midas isn't in such good health either, Amoeba. Good link.

You gnu he would be, Thom.

Ariel the Thief said...

ROTFL Tom & Doug!! Men and their ways of bragging...

TLP said...

I had something very smart to say. Honest. I did.

But then I read Tom's comment. That Tom. Lost my train of thought.

You're right Ariel. Neither of them has any kids.

actonbell said...

Geez, Mom, now we're all lookin' down at our boots with nuthin' to say...

tsduff said...

"Many hands make lighter work"

That quote is from 1497- John Heywood. A devout socialist (near communist) poet and writer.

Sometimes two are better than one.

Cooper said...

heh, heh

Ariel the Thief said...

Oh my, Terry. The devil was around ALL this time? (You see, Actonbell? I am saving the situation!)

quilly said...

High Mission -- St. Fridolin's Parish Church - Swiss Alps

Doug said...

Ariel, at least you can tell us from a distance.

You know what they say about men with small families, TLP.

Haha, Actonbell. I bet this wasn't your first time.

Terry, they've been wrecking society since 1497? Explains a lot.

Heh, heh right back, Coop.

Ariel, my point exactly.

Haha, Quilly.

Karen said...

I hope the window for comments hasn't closed yet. This looks like an intellectually stimulating debate!

weirsdo said...

I like the twist this took, and Dr. Minnie thoroughly approves.