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Bad Ideas

I don't mind bad ideas.
There are, potentially, an infinite number of them.
I know, I generate them by the truckload,
but most are thrown back into the ethos, or wherever they go.

The problem lies with the people who latch on to them,
then play them out.

This is where they can hurt

An idea itself is not harmful.

I can know about communism, and not behave as a communist.
I can know about religion, and not be religious.
I can know a tomato is a fruit, but not put it in a fruit salad.

Critical thinking, before taking action, is the key to avoiding most of life's problems.

Oh!, if it were only this simple!

But, indoctrination begins before critical thinking skills develop.
Emotional pressures from peers and society are always present.
And, let's face it, most people aren't smart enough to dissect complex sets of ideas, and their ramifications.



I must fall into that stupid category lol. I liked the ideas put forth but think this is closer to poetic prose than free verse. But that might be what you intended it to be and if so well done.........stan

I would catagorize this as straight prose...hopefully with a little bit of style.
I was mainly interested in creating a fluid smoothness, while still maintaining conciseness; practicing a skill that can, and should be applied when attempting real poetry. That is why I posted as a blog, and not as a poem.

Neopoet has become my filing cabinet, so most of what I write will be posted (the good, the bad, and the WTF is that!)

thanks for the read and your thoughts
much appreciated


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You mean I shouldn't be putting my tomatoes in my fruit salad?

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

you may, or may not, but only after ruminating, and cogitating, a full scale dialectic, with charts and graphs, and stats up the ass...then, and only then... do what you want!


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