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BULLSHIT! SONNETS by BOKE

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NO THOUGHT {1 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{1_01} REMEMBER JESUS SAID to "take no thought"

{1_02} of life, or food, or clothes. (See Matthew 6)

{1_03} "Oh ye of little faith," what have you bought

{1_04} with all your worrying, but further kicks ...

 
{1_05} ... you cannot handle by your human self.

{1_06} Yes, "human, all too human." Nietzsche'd pen

{1_07} that phrase before a Stephanop'los elf

{1_08} emblazoned it to frame his boss / his sin: ...

 
{1_09} The human-natured practical must trump

{1_10} all higher values. Popularity:

{1_11} Most natur'lly agreeable. You stump

{1_12} mankind's opinion -- not God's mystery.

 
{1_13} But how else could we see it? Let us pray

{1_14} and ask for God to show us "how to play."

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NO THOUGHT {2 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{2_01} "HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN" "Love your enemy"?

{2_02} said Boke to Darryl Worley's country kin

{2_03} while reading Bible fragments by the sea.

{2_04} "Thou savor not the things of God ... but men."

 
{2_05} The towers cease to fall, and so you cry.

{2_06} "Get thee behind me, Satan" -- do you miss

{2_07} those TV pictures? Think they justify

{2_08} uncounted innocents killed by the piss ...

 
{2_09} ... of vengeance from a power-drunken prick

{2_10} hell-bent on satisfying Satan's plan

{2_11} in tandem with bin Laden (his side-kick)

{2_12} 'cause "paying someone back" makes you a man?

 
{2_13} Yep, some folks got a ranch reserved in hell

{2_14} for singing Satan's songs a bit too well.

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NO THOUGHT {3 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{3_01} HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN, Boke, how I would preach

{3_02} in parables, SAID CHRIST (in Boke's mad dream)

{3_03} while sitting in a boat just off the beach

{3_04} to multitudes? I rarely spoke to ream- ...

 
{3_05} ... out country singers drunk on this world's beer.

{3_06} "THIS PEOPLE'S heart's waxed gross ... their eyes are closed,"

{3_07} I said in Matthew 13. They can't hear

{3_08} the better songs my Father has proposed.

 
{3_09} I spoke in parables so mystery

{3_10} could be preserved, and no one could proclaim

{3_11} to fully understand -- completely see --

{3_12} the path of God. How 'bout you do the same?

 
{3_13} Dear Lord, you mean I can't just shout "THEY'RE WRONG"?

{3_14} Dear Boke: How 'bout you learn a diff'rent song?

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NO THOUGHT {4 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{4_01} "OFF-SPRING OF VIPERS!" Wasn't that your line

{4_02} in Matthew chapter 12, verse 34?

{4_03} // Well, I am God, Boke. Are you now divine?

{4_04} // Lord, John the Baptist said it, too. // He wore ...

 
{4_05} ... a belt around his loins: You want one, too?

{4_06} // Well, not today, good Lord, but maybe soon.

{4_07} Not yet. Not 'till my purple cow says "moo"

{4_08} in French -- and not on Mars, but on the Moon.

 
{4_09} //That's it, Boke, more like that. But don't get smart.

{4_10} A parable with cows sounds right on track.

{4_11} //Dear Lord, what if my purple cow should fart?

{4_12} //Dear Boke, how would you like it if I smack ...

 
{4_13} ... a knot in your smart ass? // No thanks, Lord, no. //

{4_14} God smiles, and simply lets me stub my toe.

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NO THOUGHT {5 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{5_01} A PARABLE, He says. Uh-huh. OK:

{5_02} Did choice of TEXAN ruin "Joe Millionaire"?

{5_03} Will Trista's choice of PINK run Ry'n away?

{5_04} Must Seth ("The OC") choose -- or keep the pair ...

 
{5_05} ... of girlfriends that he lost, but's now re-won

{5_06} with heartfelt rhetoric and awkward grace?

{5_07} (Ah ha! A parable. We'll soon be done!)

{5_08} An un-cool boy who now, in med'as res, ...

 
{5_09} ... finds fruitful bounty ... 'cause he failed to choose

{5_10} girl "A" or "B" -- INSTEAD, he gets the twain.

{5_11} IN MATTHEW 13:36 -- Don't lose

{5_12} us in this parable. Please, Lord, "Explain."

 
{5_13} Disciples were explained to -- not too loud.

{5_14} The "mystery" left for the beach-front crowd.

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NO THOUGHT {6 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{6_01} A JOURNALIST CALLS BOKE. Ring. Ring. Ring. Ring.

{6_02} A VOICE FROM HEAVEN: Boke, don't touch that phone!

{6_03} I've told you "take no thought" of anything --

{6_04} of life, or food ... or verse you write, alone ...

 
{6_05} ... past midnight on a legal pad with pen

{6_06} surrounded by some FRAGMENTS from the whole

{6_07} of My eternity. All you know's when

{6_08} you're scheduled next to hang out all your soul ...

 
{6_09} ... in this odd vehicle from Shakespeare's time

{6_10} without clear exposition of the WHY

{6_11} archaic verse with alternating rhyme

{6_12} with only this requirement: Do not lie ...

 
{6_13} ... and TAKE "NO THOUGHT." Again, I will transmit

{6_14} the title fragment... What's the point? That's it.

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NO THOUGHT {7 of 7} -- Op-Ed Verse (NOT!) by BOKE

{7_01} IN PARIS, close my bible and retain

{7_02} a scriptural perspective. Grab a book:

{7_03} Kundera's romance stories. One makes plain

{7_04} one troubling quibble. This my soulful hook:

 
{7_05} It seems that God is comical because

{7_06} God's framed by "one idea" and it's this (QUOTE):

{7_07} "NO FORNICATION!" King of all God's laws.

{7_08} The hardest one of all the laws He wrote.

 
{7_09} Since God created penises, we laugh.

{7_10} (And my femme's told me, women feel the same.)

{7_11} This kind of thinking, though, might bring God's staff

{7_12} across my bottom -- smart-ass trends to tame.

 
{7_13} The troubling quibble: have I slid to when

{7_14} the bound'ry line is crossed 'tween fun and sin?

Boke - comment

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LIMERICK REFRAME

Sweet Cow asks if
           I'm now a preacher?

Since when am I not,
         sweet moo-creature?

(To argue with cows

is one of the vows ...

... I took. Just call that
          a Boke feature.)
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