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Jeremy Betts Apr 15
If you don't mind Mr Betts,
Can I call you Mr Betts?
Yes? Great
Mr Betts,
I'm going to keep this brief
i'd like to go through a few Q&A's
Off the record as always
And no apologies
Have you ever tried not being a priick?
Or attempted to not mess up shhit?
Every feeding and helping hand,
Innocently presented,
Got bit
Your past can't always be the culprit
The future shouldn't be viewed as unimportant
That opens the door for thoughts of forfeit
Forced to be reactant
Bilt a bridge to get over it
The craftsmanship is always immaculate
Admired from entrance to exit
Then, in the very next moment,
There's always a head turn to confirm it
A ***** and Gomorrah double take to make sure the thing stayed lit
Though you've never turn to stone or **** a brick
It's not a one time incident
I'm sensing that punishment is no longer a deterrent
It isn't, isn't it?
The troubling news guessed it
Everyone's reclaiming their investment
Or eating the cost, willing to take the loss just to be done with it
Setting a telling precedent of embarrassment
One with an abundance of resentment
All the while, this battle internal is constant
Brought on ironically by an antidepressant
Raging against tendencies of a suicidal mindset
It's crazy how ugly things tend to get,
Within a quarter of a heart beat minus a minute
In other words, it's instant
Good luck, you're gonna need it."

Ken Pepiton Feb 14
Gardyloo! Ai, ai, ai,
the splash below,

look out, look up, a way
with words come a tumbling down,

in to the ditch the
crapulous drunk lay dying in,
brabbling on about this
expurgefactor so sudden of a morn.

Perfect words we never heard,
wake me in their future, crying
"Redeem me, make me plain"

trumpery (n.)
mid-15c., "deceit, trickery,"
from Old French tromperie (14c.),
from tromper "to deceive,"
of uncertain origin
(see trump (v.2),
which has influenced the spelling in English).
Meaning "showy but worthless finery"
is first recorded c. 1600.

trump (v.2)

"fabricate, devise," 1690s,
from trump "deceive, cheat" (1510s),
from Middle English trumpen (late 14c.),
from Old French tromper "to deceive,"
of uncertain origin.
Apparently from se tromper de "to mock,"
from Old French tromper "to blow a trumpet."
Brachet explains this as
"to play the horn,
alluding to quacks and mountebanks,
who attracted the public
by blowing a horn, {their own, you may assume}
and then cheated them
into buying ...."
The Hindley Old French dictionary has baillier la trompe
"blow the trumpet" as "act the fool,"
and Donkin connects it rather t
o trombe "waterspout,"
on the notion of turning (someone) around.
Connection with triumph also has been proposed.
Related: *******; trumping.
******* up "false, concocted" first recorded 1728.
And all came awake with a ***** from a certain pointed pin with angels demanding manifold attention to the complexity of nexting for better or worse. Meanings are all made up to be deemed meaningful for warning.
Gardyloo is what you yelled before dumping the night's waste. btw.
Is there a fundamental truth in following the old and the precedent;
When the only thing that is constant is change?
Jeremy Betts Jan 10
A life with no safety net
Do I make it or will this be yet another instance where I don't hit the ground running, instead I splat flat on the pavement
Place your bet, I'll take that bet
Another tally mark added to my list of regret
I'm my own biggest threat and relentless as it can get
I feel preset to replay every horrible event
A looped cassette
Bad precedent after bad precedent set
Where is this button labeled reset?
When will I find the bottom of this decent?
If you tell me I'll try to keep the secret
I forget now if I've ever even seen it
I know I never see it coming, but there's no question I've felt it
Going dark and cold like a long forgotten briquette
Stagnant and never lit
Like a burning cigarette this hell is a slow burn with evil intent
I'm spent like a tax return, sanity gone before I even got to know it
Out of my mind cause I could no longer afford the rent
My twisted twist on Russian roulette is the full chamber aspect
So you can surely predict past it
My downfalls bound to hit a record high percent
The first click shoulda/woulda/coulda ended it all in an instant
With steel to flesh, I find myself desperate to create an outlet
To finally get the torment to ease up a bit
But it jams every time and I must admit
Dumb luck and the law of odds get the credit

DanDoes Nov 2020
Garbage Dump

Sewer Pump

Malignant Lump

****** up our country

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