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4d · 21
PICTURE SHOW
Be careful with the images on television today
For your eyes may believe what it sees
So avoid the visions of others
And let your mind see what it believes
Oct 15 · 22
I THINK, I HEAR
Joe Marcello Oct 15
Most people speak when they should be listening
More thought should be promoted
Better that your silence be misinterpreted
Then for you to be misquoted
Oct 8 · 105
MIND SET MATCH
Joe Marcello Oct 8
Men and women are truly opposites
It's amazing that relationships last
Since women look for men with a future
Men are looking for women with a past
Oct 1 · 26
AN ARMY OF TONGUE
Joe Marcello Oct 1
There is a group of dangerous people here
And they strategically use their forces
No guns or knifes or physical weaponry
They call themselves anonymous sources
Sep 25 · 288
JAIL BAIT
Joe Marcello Sep 25
The excitement for the young to be involved in a protest
With the belief that all these causes seem to make sense
Just remember to think of your future
Because good jobs are rare with a felony offense
Sep 17 · 22
JUST APPEARED
Joe Marcello Sep 17
There are many mysteries and questions about the Bible
It's hard to know where to begin
Starting with the pictures of Adam and Eve
Why have belly buttons drawn in
Sep 10 · 27
UP THE HINDSIGHT
Joe Marcello Sep 10
It's the campaign of could of, would of, should of
As the pundits get their knifes out for carving
While we are left to digest all this food for thought
Which leaves us all intellectually starving
Sep 4 · 147
NUMBER 2 COMBO
Joe Marcello Sep 4
I have the same faith with the medical experts
Forecasting what the virus death toll will be
As in, if fortune cookies could actually predict the future
You would certainly not receive them for free
Joe Marcello Aug 27
I like to keep matters in perspective
Avoid the news is how it's done
I prefer using a straw to drink a beverage
Not perceiving the world through one
Aug 21 · 21
CLOUDY FIGURES
Joe Marcello Aug 21
There are 5000 times more fish than people
More ocean than land would be the reason why
But then again there should be 70 times more birds
Since neither compare to the amount of sky
Aug 14 · 224
EYE CARE
Joe Marcello Aug 14
Note to the rioters and looters
Though justice maybe blind
All the law abiding citizens
Can all see you just fine
Aug 6 · 19
CONVENIENCE STORE
Joe Marcello Aug 6
The freedom of speech, assembly, and dissent
On the surface seems we are all in agreement
In reality, there is far too many people
Who are only believers when it's convenient
Jul 30 · 37
THE WRITE STUFF
Joe Marcello Jul 30
A new look for the social media giants
Censorship is now their yearning
What we called it years ago
Was an old-fashioned book burning
Jul 23 · 35
NO FIX IN TIME
Joe Marcello Jul 23
Necessity is the mother of invention
That is how the entrepreneurs were handsomely paid
But when it comes to social political problems
Perpetuating the woes is where money is made
Jul 13 · 45
LAST LAUGH
Joe Marcello Jul 13
Add the species comedian to the endangered species list
For their offending words must be silenced
And even the phrase punchline
Is now considered an act of violence
Jul 3 · 42
1984
Joe Marcello Jul 3
The virus does not frighten me
Because sooner or later people will be fine
But the one thing that scares the hell out of me
Is how willing we were able to fall in line
Jun 26 · 37
IS 90 DEGREES TOO HOT
Joe Marcello Jun 26
Discussing the idea of a parallel universe
Is often intriguing and really kind of fun
But what really elicits my interest
Is the idea there's a perpendicular one
Jun 18 · 250
THE BILL OF MIGHTS
Joe Marcello Jun 18
Our founding fathers were great forward thinkers
They realized that a representative government was strong and sound
And that a true democracy was nothing more than mob rule
Which will eventually rear it's ugly head only to tear things down
Jun 12 · 59
LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAP
Joe Marcello Jun 12
So we have built this great society
Now normally sending a message is who we are
But the tragedy is that we realized too late
That going to far is when you went to far
Jun 5 · 70
GOOD COP BAD COP
Joe Marcello Jun 5
Whenever there is an unjust tragedy or event
A peaceful protest is something you can believe in
But sadly you realize it has nothing to do with justice
But, has everything to do with just getting even
May 29 · 45
THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE
Joe Marcello May 29
What this pandemic has done to the world
By shaking people's confidence and dulling senses
Has inadvertently led us into that awful rule
The law of unintentional consequences
May 21 · 102
TICK TOCK
Joe Marcello May 21
The most precious commodity in the world is time
As you grow older this gets easier to admit
So young people please don't go to your grave
Realizing you've spent colossal amounts wasting it
May 14 · 36
YOU PICK
Joe Marcello May 14
I really don't like to make decisions
Because whatever I do, I seem to lose
And even if I choose not to decide
I'm still being forced to choose
May 8 · 193
CONTROLLED CHAOS
Joe Marcello May 8
I am pretty much a laid back kind of guy
Even keeled and doing well
But I'd have to say I think I'm more like a duck
Calm on the surface but actually, paddling like hell
Apr 30 · 33
SLIGHT DELAY
Joe Marcello Apr 30
The speed of light is considerably faster than speed of sound
That's just one of nature's great mystique
So when you meet a person who appears to be bright
Wait until they actually speak
Apr 23 · 905
SOME DATE
Joe Marcello Apr 23
Once this virus is over there is going to be change
There will be rules implemented to keep you from harm
No handshakes, hugs, kissing, or close contact
Which is quite reminiscent of my junior prom
Apr 16 · 82
A LITTLE ADVANTAGE
Joe Marcello Apr 16
Being of small stature I had to be much smarter
Many arguments and disagreements I had to quell
Because finding myself in a fair fight
Means I really didn't plan it very well
Apr 9 · 35
NO ILL WILL
Joe Marcello Apr 9
I feel bad for people who are using online dating
It's impossible now to meet for coffee or tea
Who cares if you like hiking, biking, or walking on a beach
Your main attribute is being virus free
Apr 2 · 387
401-K9
Joe Marcello Apr 2
Approximately 1 million dogs in the US are named as heirs
Inheriting millions after their owners pass away
Now it does seem a bit ironic
Since dogs rest in peace every day
Mar 26 · 213
MASKING THE TRUTH
Joe Marcello Mar 26
Unfortunately, I have come to the conclusion
That the human race has come to terms
That we forced ourselves to this sterile life
And now are prisoners to the smallest germs
Mar 20 · 48
LITTLE PERSONAL
Joe Marcello Mar 20
Over 37 trillion cells in the human body
Being served to us on a great DNA platter
***** cells are the smallest of these guys
Fortunately size doesn't matter
Mar 13 · 126
HALF FULL
Joe Marcello Mar 13
There should be just two countries in the world
One for us optimist, dreamers, and strivers to do well
A much larger one is needed for pessimists and Debby downers
Because doom and gloom is much easier to sell
Mar 5 · 53
PENCIL ME IN
Joe Marcello Mar 5
Douglas MacArthur: Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword
Never encountered an automatic weapon
True but, don't ever underestimate the carnage
From the hand with a pen at its beckon
Feb 27 · 137
LUV IT
Joe Marcello Feb 27
Another of my hobbies is playing tennis
And I realized that is opposite of writing rhymes
Because some of my best poems
Come from aiming outside the lines
Feb 20 · 106
OH, THAT GUY
Joe Marcello Feb 20
I have a friend who originally did not care for me
I guess I was judged like the cover of a book
It's amazing what can be found
When checking out where you least want to look
Feb 13 · 131
I'M TOAST
Joe Marcello Feb 13
They make all kinds of days out there
Some days my ideas are better then sliced bread
But those days are considerably overshadowed
By the days when even forward, is to far ahead
Feb 7 · 57
GREECE SPOT
Joe Marcello Feb 7
The word oxymoron is a oxymoron in itself
From Ancient Greece where language skills are strong
The word oxy meaning sharp and ***** meaning stupid
Making the use of that word, rightly wrong
Jan 30 · 123
FORGET ABOUT IT
Joe Marcello Jan 30
When you remember a past event
The actual event you do not recall
Your brain is remembering the last time you remembered it
So perhaps it never happened at all
Jan 24 · 66
THE EASE OF SLEAZE
Joe Marcello Jan 24
The political times have changed quite a bit
With phone cameras capturing an interesting view
There once was a great value in who you know
But now, it's what you know about who
Jan 17 · 149
TAKE A STAB AT IT
Joe Marcello Jan 17
The famous line from the play Julius Caesar, "And you, Brutus"
Shakespeare wrote for emotion and stark
What Julius Caesar actually said was, You to, my child"
Followed by Oh, now that's going to leave a mark
Jan 9 · 39
TIME FOR NOTHING
Joe Marcello Jan 9
In 2009 Stephen Hawkin held a reception for time travelers
He made sure that nobody else knew a thing
Sadly no time travelers showed up
They probably just didn't know what to bring
Humor
Jan 3 · 43
DRESSED TO KILL
Joe Marcello Jan 3
A British lawyer wearing a kimono armed with a bat
Claimed he killed a fox that was on the loose
Now that does seem a bit strange to me
Since kimono wearers normally bludgeon deer, elk, and moose
Humor
Dec 2019 · 238
NO DRIVE
Joe Marcello Dec 2019
Soon self-driving cars will be the norm
And we will long for the days behind
Because we are unable to just go for a ride
Without a destination in mind
Dec 2019 · 53
I Need a Raise
Joe Marcello Dec 2019
A single dose of ****** cost fifty bucks
That price is quite a fright
Add in dinner and a *******
You're talking a very expensive night
Dec 2019 · 264
LOOKING GOOD
Joe Marcello Dec 2019
When looking for a new doctor
For me the best of all
Is one that's overweight and a smoker
And reeks of alcohol
Dec 2019 · 64
Slippery Slope
Joe Marcello Dec 2019
When walking though a local cemetery
I couldn't believe it was real
There lying next to an open grave
The proverbially banana peel

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