Friday Poetry on Saturday
"God Explains How It’s Supposed to Work"
On the first morning that I made the world
there were no animals, only trees
with leaves so green,
Sycamores, Maples, and Oaks.
There were evergreens too,
Pines, Spruce, and Cedars,
verdant needles gleaming,
standing next to their broadleaf brethren.
At the end of that day,
which as I recall lasted about a year,
Autumn light grew low
and leaves turned various colors.
I took joy to see what I had made
but the leaves, they didn’t take
it well, they saw the difference
and then they fell.
No longer caring together to stay,
to the ground they dropped
Angels hushed at the sight
and asked if I hadn’t done
something right. But I knew
it would work, in the end.
I had a plan.
And the next day I made animals
and placed people to help them,
gave the folks better brains,
everything they’d need
to complete the deed.
And the angels asked,
but I said, “No”.
A single color will not go,
Black and Yellow,
Brown and White,
these folks will handle
and all these years, I’ve waited
to see my plan come through
I’m watching you.
And if not you then
your kin perhaps
I’ve got all the time in the world-
That’s a joke, son.
David Blaine, 2004
David Blaine [9:13 AM]
The Beginning of the End
No, it's nothing dark and sinister, in fact, I'm looking forward to closing a chapter in my life that has been open for over twenty years. This week my youngest son started his senior year of high school. Last night was the first football game of his final varsity season. It was always a nice feeling when each of the other three children graduated, but the last one, that is going to really seem like something. Now if they had only won their first game instead of getting spanked 27 to 0!
David Blaine [9:08 AM]
What is fifty dollars? The "psychological threshold" price for a barrel of oil where the American economy is supposed to take a crap. I can't wait til we get there. No, I don't want to see the economy fall, but it's going to anyway. And it isn't going to come up again until Americans pull their collective head out of their butt and start conserving fuel.
Don't blame Detroit. Car companies will build the cars you want to buy, and right now Americans want to buy big gas guzzling cars with names like Magnum, with Hemi engines. If you throw money at people you can get anything you want, that's what keeps drug dealers in business regardless of the risks. When we will pay more for smaller cars that go slower but get twice the gas mileage, we won't need to import as much foreign oil, and we will stat to take our economy back.
David Blaine [4:40 PM]
Sorry, never told anyone I was going.
I was on vacation all last week, and got pretty snowed under at work while I was gone.
I'm also taking a college class online that is keeping me fairly busy.
But there will be lots of things to rant about,
I'm sure of it.
Hope all are well.
David Blaine [12:15 PM]