Thursday, October 4, 2012

Inconsequentially Rotating the Ball



yoga, green tea, SUV
pop culture, church, reality TV
and don’t forget trips to Ha-wa-ii
raining down words
while sitting fat
like Jabba the Hutt
on a throne
of carc-ass-es

children of the same god

Mother Teresa should send us all to our rooms
to think about it



Copyright 2012 Jennifer Wagner

i like some of the things i’ve listed here, so this is not meant to offend anyone if they like any of them too…it’s just thoughts about what’s important on this big ball we live on and what we do, and don’t do, on it…


28 comments:

  1. I enjoy some of the things that you enjoy too.

    And I bet even Mother Theresa would have enjoyed green tea! And DEFINITELY church. Reality TV, not so much! Smiles!

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    1. She may have definitely enjoyed them--nothing wrong with any of these things--point being how much time, effort, money we spend doing them, as if life is all about us. Thanks Mary!

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  2. Makes me reflect on what my priorities are in life and what and where I spend my time, energy and money...

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    1. Thanks! :) Always good to reflect on how we're doing this life thing.

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  3. nice...i agree....we are a lazy people with limited compassion, far i imagine what love was intended...

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    1. Yeah, I think I can be lazy and self-absorbed...while much of the world suffers I crave more of what makes me feel good. That was my take on the prompt...love of myself, then hating when I realize I ignore the often dire needs of others.

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  4. Hello, Jennifer, I agree there is more emphasis on materialism in our society and less on spirituality. I do believe we can still change the world by example. Thank you for sharing your point of view through your insightful poem. :)

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    1. Hi Loredana, thanks for visiting! I think you're right about leading by example. And spiritually speaking that is one of the points I was trying to make--Mother Teresa didn't just "go to" church--she lived her faith. She didn't let herself be her "god"...she lived sacrificially for others.

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  5. I think somehow Mother Theresa would agree with much of this, so do I :)

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    1. Thanks Daydreamertoo...maybe she would, glad you do. :)

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  6. enjoyed this and LOVE the ending! thanks for sharing your list!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you like that part. I know I send my kids to their rooms when I want them to think about what they've done and how they are going to behave differently. Thought it might work here...haha.

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  7. haha...i like that bit about mother theresa...she had enough wisdom to deal with so many things...smiles

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    1. haha :) I think she's a good example to look at for point of reference when I'm consumed with me...and how to be a little less so.

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  8. Oh, I guess, materialism becomes an obstacle when we start allowing things (or the desire for things) to control us...Mother Teresa must walk in to divert us, before we get trapped under a mountain of debt with no realistic way out. ..*smiles*
    Lovely...

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    1. I think you're right about materialism, we can let it control our lives. And where I live most of us live so rich but spend so much of what we have--time, money, etc.--on entertaining ourselves. The way M. Teresa lived her life and the things she did for the poor, the sick, the dying brings it back for me--and what we really should be concerned with. Thanks so much for your comment and the follow!

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  9. This is sharp but not scathing; it gives the reader something to think about and that's great.

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    1. Thanks Lo-Fi--it really was written as a food-for-thought piece so I'm glad it came across to you that way. Really appreciate your thoughts.

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  10. timely and true with a nice lyrical lilt.

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    1. Paige--pleased you you found it so! Thanks for visiting and commenting.

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  11. the truth is that truth hurts...:) I guess that says it all...

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    1. Well said :) ...thanks chips for commenting and following too.

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  12. Can't imagine how anything you wrote would be offensive ~~~ I love so many of the same things. Survivor my guilty pleasure!

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    1. Thanks Helen :) I was hoping readers of it wouldn't misunderstand the point and be offended in some way...so I'm glad you think it came across accurately. So glad you came by!

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  13. Excellent reminder to think about how we spend our time. This read well and gave me a smile too.

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    1. Thanks very much Peggy--really appreciate your words and glad to make you smile!

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  14. Lots of truth in this, we so often get caught up in the inconsequential that we lose sight of the important things in life. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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    1. Mary, thanks very much for your thoughtful comment!

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Thank you for your thoughts!