The Lesson for Today by Blair Gaulton

Lovin the Asylum

It has been awhile that I have written anything other than poetry. I was doing some things today and I noticed that I was feeling good.
That is not a bad thing, the only thing is that I did a bit too much. Since then, I stopped lifting things. Nothing I lifted was heavy.
However, I had a hernia operation a couple of months ago and I have been careful with lifting. Today showed me that I still need to be
cautious for a period of time. The last thing I want is to have problems or end up back in hospital.  Listen to what your body tells you.That is my lesson for today.

My Poems can be found on
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Quirky Quips By Blair Gaulton

Useful
Distraction
is an attraction.
Which keeps the mind parked.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2010

Quip
Hopeless
Is hope thinking
less of itself.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2010

My Workout
my workout
was two bananas.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2010

Conversation
Hello receptors
this is the brain
don’t want to complain
why the delay?

receptors to brain
not here today
gone on holiday.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2010

Living Cocktails
If we are only chemicals?
Does that make us
living cocktails?
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2010

The Pickled Flowers By Blair Gaulton

Grandfather’s Song
Looking around
I see you everywhere
even though you are long gone
Our time together
was priceless
I will carry our memories
to my dying day
you have been stolen away
death carried you off
to the great beyond
you are anchored in my heart
I wait for the day
when I can join you
we’ll sail off together
into the endless sunshine.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) Jun 2003

Morning Music
pinched glass
expanding
like a woven spider web
in the cool morning wind.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) Oct 2003

Science

Cleanly unkempt
Rotating
around his beer
like the earth around the sun.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2003

Excitement/ 2 Hours Later
Bodies in chairs
filling up the place
however
minds are all in space.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) 2003

Dribs and Drabs 1999 by Blair Gaulton

Somewhere Near the Edge of Daylight
Somewhere near the edge of daylight
is a dream
waiting to be fulfilled.
To blossom into reality
and restore hope
to those who feel shattered.
To whom nothing matters.
Is this a wishful thought?
Based in a baseless belief?
or reality waiting in the wings?
The answer lies
somewhere at the edge of daylight.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) July 1999

The Stage
Empty and neglected
it is being pummeled by the
elements and insects
a sentinel of a former time
that will never return
yet,the fishing stage
clings on
a reminder of our past
bellowing to silent communities
that are no more.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) Nov 1999

Necklace
Carefully, the squirrel slinks towards the bread.
He pokes his head underneath it,
and eats a hole in the center.
Then he runs(springs) away
with his new necklace.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) Aug 1999

The Ship
Lonely and listless
it rests in the harbour sligthly listing
slowly decaying as the rust feasts
on its bow, stern, and hull
what was a ship
is now an apparation
Its presence haunts.
© BJG (Blair Gaulton) Sept 1999

Political Positions and Conflict of Interest.

No matter where you live in the world, there is politics, politicans and positions they take on issues. Sometimes we are confused, why do they act in a way that seems to be so far away from reality. I am hypothesizing and generalizing now; most politicans are members of political parties and if the party has a position on a particular issue, usually they are expected to toe the party line. This is especially true; if it is a Cabinet Minister, Minister, Secretary of..etc in government. If you are not in the cabinet but are elected as a member of the current governing party you may or may not have flexibility in expressing your views. Certain parties world-wide are known for their views. They stick to them, no matter how off the wall it may seem to someone else, because they have a strong base of support. These people will vote for them because they are affirming their position and ensuring that it gets heard. If you change your position, you lose their support and votes, making it less likely to get (re)elected. That is what it boils down to.

Interest and Lobby groups increasingly are flexing their muscles to motivate politicans to see things their way. Via donations to election campaigns, and other means to ensure that they are heard. I do not believe that all interest or lobby groups are negative. They have a role to play in the political process, however I believe that in cases where there is a link between a lobby group and a politican(who must decide on something that would effect the interest or lobby group). I would have a law passed to ensure that the politican in question remove him or herself from that decision and hand it over to someone else who has no conflict of interest.

Sports and Sensibility

Sporting events play a role in our lives, whether we like it or not. For fans, it is a wonderful thing; if your team is playing in the Superbowl, the Champions League final,the World Cup, the World Series, the Stanley Cup or any other event of that caliber anywhere in the world. It is amazing, if you are there watching it in person. For the places hosting the event; it is a big boost to the local economy.It is understandable that not everyone enjoys the hype surrounding these events. One thing cannot be disputed; is that whoever is competing in the final game had to work hard to get there, and it should be more acknowledged than what it is currently, no matter what the outcome of the game is. Yes, not everyone likes sports. That is fair enough. Yes, the salaries are incredible depending on the sport. What matters is what do you feel about it? If you enjoy the sport in question and it means something to you. The question is answered because if you can afford it;you probably go out  and support your team at home games. If you cannot get a ticket,you may go somewhere and watch it, if that is possible in your area.  The athletes have spent many years training to get to this level of excellence. Support of fans motivates the athletes to give their best. May the best team win.