Why I Do Things My Way

I often do things my way –
Not some traditional way –
Let’s get that clear right away

Not for the sake of need –
Nor for the sake of show –
Nor originality –
Nor creativity

But because it works well –
And because it works better –
Than conventional ways –
For me

04.28.17

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Automatic Email Sign Offs

How sincere could most –
Yours sincerely be?
How authentic could most –
Kind regards be?
How genuine could most –
All the best be?

If you don’t mean it –
Then don’t write it –
Cause folks won’t take it –
The way you meant it –
And might judge you for it –
Or best, disregard it

Seriously yours,
Minh

03.22.16

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My Dominant Mind and Bratty Heart

My Mind is the Dom of my Heart,
But my Heart, it is a brat!
It always fights back,
When kept from this or that.

It knows my Mind is well intended,
But it doesn’t like to submit,
Even when it knows,
What is really good for it.

They do not like living together,
But they cannot live apart.
Always at odds with each other,
And perfecting the make up art.

But what should happen,
Should I let them switch?
Once in a while let my Heart,
Become Mistress Bitch?

Let it tell my Mind fuck you!
Live for the moment and play!
Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow,
And carpe diem today!

Well, let me tell you what happens…
My Mind may come for the ride,
But at the first sign of trouble,
It beats the Heart to the other side.

It chastises my Heart in the process,
Berates it, degrades it,
Makes sure it knows who’s in charge,
And warns never try to change it.

And my Heart, it learns,
It knows my Mind knows what’s best,
It also knows my Mind, like a good Dom,
Looks out for its best interests.

Yet, my Heart is a poor learner here,
It soon forgets and gets tempted again.
It may be dumb or weak,
Or just secretly enjoys a little pain…

Once, every now and then,
Again, and again, and again.

12.10.13 – 12.11.13

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Two Hoots For Obama! (Song Lyrics)

To John McCain
I give no hoot
A fan of him I’m not

To Miss Palin
I’d give a hoot
Cause she’s a hoot and hot… NOT

To Joe Biden
I’d give a hoot
Cause he’s a hoot to me

But to Obama
I’d give two hoots
Cause he’s worth it to me… YEAH
HOOT! HOOT! (Join me!)

HOOT! HOOT! (What was that?)
HOOT! HOOT! (I can’t hear you!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And I’d give Bush the boot!

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Old John McCain
Should change his name
To McCan’t or McAin’t

And Miss Palin
Should change her name
To bailin’, failin’ or jailin’

Then Joe Biden
Should change his name
To Joe Verifyin’

And Obama
Of course, should be
Obamafofanabananaramabobana
HOOT! HOOT! (Too funny!)

HOOT! HOOT! (Louder!)
HOOT! HOOT! (One more time!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And Bush should change his name to Moot!

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I’m a rootin’ tootin’ hootin’ for Obama
While bootin’ shootin’ Putin down McCain
Then hackin’ sackin’ whackin’ Bush
And doing it all again!

I’m a rootin’ tootin’ hootin’ for Obama
While bootin’ shootin’ Putin down McCain
So the world can be a better place
And we can happily HOOT! again!
HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you agree!)

HOOT! HOOT! (I knew you would!)
HOOT! HOOT! (Again!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And let’s give Bush the boot!

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Old John McCain
Has lots of loot
That he won’t give away

While Miss Palin
Plays the flute
That’s where her mouth should stay

Now Joe Biden’s
No Hillary
But I’ll withhold judgment

Cause Obama’s
The choice for me
For the next President… YEAH
HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you believe!)

HOOT! HOOT! (HOOT! if you want change!)
HOOT! HOOT! (One last time!)
HOOT! HOOT!

And let’s give Bush the boot!
HOOT!

08.14.08 – 10.10.08

The author is giving permission to anyone to use these lyrics in a song if they would like. It will lose its appeal after November 4th so if you do decide to try, you’ll want to hurry! Please share notice and writing credits of anything you do with it. If you can make money from it, it’s all yours and good for you! 🙂

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Political Hoots

To John McCain,
I’d not give a hoot,
A fan of him I’m not!

To Miss Palin,
I’d give a hoot,
Cause she’s a hoot and hot… NOT!

To Joe Biden,
I’d give a hoot,
Cause he’s a hoot to me.

But to Obama,
I’d give two hoots,
Maybe even three… YEAH!

Join me!

HOOT! HOOT! (What was that?)
HOOT! HOOT! (I can’t hear you!)
HOOT! HOOT! (Yeah, and now three!)
HOOT! HOOT! HOOT!

And I’d give Bush the boot!!!

08.14.08 – 10.08.08

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