Come On

Come On! 
By: Typhoid Mary

Sittin’ around wondering what life’s all about
We’ll throw a party and we’ll scream and shout
There’s no reason to worry, no reason to cry
No reason, ’cause we’re all gonna die…
Come on!
Well, Come on!
Come on!
Come on!

Ooooh baby, you look so good
I want to make you feel like you should
You’re driving me wild moving that way
Woah baby, what do you say?
Come on!
Well, Come on!
Come on!
C-C-C-Come on…
My face….!
(Lead break)

Life’s a game of give and take
The more you give, the less you make
It ain’t so fun, it’s easy to see
So come and join life’s party with me
Come on!
Come on!
Well, Come on!
Come on!
C-C-C-Come on!

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Although I’m Not Worthy….

Dear Lord God,

I know it has been a while, and I have been a sinner, and I have even been angry at you most of my life. I also know that when I do call upon you, it has usually been for my own selfish needs. But today I am going to stand before you, as you should know me even better than I know myself, and beg you for the life of a dear friend. I understand that I have blasphemed, lied, cheated, and done all sorts of wicked deeds in my life, and I am not even going to ask forgiveness. But I WILL ask you to spare the life of my friend, Noman Vilmer!

My heart is very heavy from all the suffering we humans have to go through on this earth, and I have misplaced anger that I usually direct at you. I am very sorry for that, Lord! I have loved, and been betrayed, been the betrayer, and also made myself the God of my own little imaginary world. If I am one of your children, then I am a fallen angel, or lost sheep wandering in darkness and looking for light. I have grown used to the darkness. and am accepting my fate…

Please, Lord….find it in your heart to let Norman stay with us for a while longer!

Please Lord….although I’m not worthy….Norman IS, and his family needs him!

Take me instead, if you really need a soul for your quota of death!!

I ask this in the name of The holy spirit that is in all of us, and in Jesus’s name!

~Jeff Bechter~

“There are no atheists in fox holes”

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The Wizard and the Fairy Part II

( This is Part II of a story that is being continued from here~> )

Suddenly, the wizard caught the faintest hint of a fragrance that he had not experienced for a long, long time. He couldn’t quite pinpoint exactly the time and place…..but there was something hauntingly familiar about that scent. Also, the rhythm and sound of the fairy’s voice….he knows her! Of course he does!
“Please tell me who you are….I can almost remember you, now….but you are blocking me with a spell….please tell me who you are, and show yourself!” Demanded the wizard.
“All in good time, first I have some news that may be a shock to you, so be prepared.”
She said with a reserved tone, and then she came out and said it,
“You have a child!”

For a few seconds he just sat there drawing smoke from his pipe, and letting it sink in.
And then it came to him in a rush, like an avalanche….

“Blue!!! By the Gods….it’s YOU!!! It has been hundreds of human years! Where did you go?
I was very broken-hearted that you left with no explanation! My darling, where have you been!!??
Said the wizard with tears that burned like coals in his eyes as he spoke.

“I have been raising our daughter, and keeping her from harm.”
Said the fairy, with obvious pride in her voice.

“You were so wrapped up with Arthur, and the wars, and you had so many enemies, it would have never been safe to raise her in Camelot! You KNOW this to be true!”
She said while glaring with a visible fire in her eyes.

The wizard looked down to the floor, unable to win the stare-down from her gaze.
She was a very wise and honorable fairy…..this is why he fell in love with her in the first place, after all!

“And I assume you knew there was no way I would have let you leave me, so that Is why you just up and disappeared on me?” asked the wizard.

“Of course dear, you know me too well….it was the only way, and you know it!”. said the blue fairy.

The wizard collected his thoughts for a moment, almost to the bottom of his pipe bowl now and considering refilling it….Then he asked,

“So why now, after all these years? Arthur died, the knights all left, and the round table was firewood many years go….why now?”

Because she asked about her Father, as simple as that…..and of course, if I would have waited any longer this evening, you would have been lost to the other realm of the ether forever! There was that, too.” said Blue.

“So the fact that she is still alive, means….”
Merlin started to ask.
“Yes, she is immortal. Just like her parents.” answered Blue.

“Well….I guess I can wait move on to the ether until after I meet her. I always did want to be a father, although I never really told anyone that.” Said Merlin.

### To Be Continued ###

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The Curse of Narcissus

The curse of Narcissus
( the origin of Narcissism )
In Greek mythologyNarcissus (/nɑːrˈsɪsəs/GreekΝάρκισσοςNárkissos) was a hunter from Thespiae in Boeotia who was known for his beauty. He was the son of the river god Cephissus and nymph LiriopeHe was proud, in that he disdained those who loved him. Nemesis noticed this behavior and attracted Narcissus to a pool, where he saw his own reflection in the water and fell in love with it, not realizing it was merely an image. Unable to leave the beauty of his reflection, Narcissus lost his will to live. He stared at his reflection until he died. Narcissus is the origin of the term narcissism, a fixation with oneself and one’s physical appearance or public perception.


!~ Warning….strong opinions below ~!

I think that narcissism is one of the biggest problems with our society in this day and age! “What’s in it for me?” ….”Just shut up, and do what I say!”….. “I really don’t care!” ….etc
These are all a result of living in this materialistic, capitalistic, dog-eat-dog world. A world were we have forgotten that we don’t need money to live, we need food, shelter, each other, and LOVE! There comes a time in everyone’s life where an unfortunate series of events knocks you right the fuck off of your high-horse! It hits your Ivory Tower with a wrecking ball, and you are forced to rely on the kindness of others to get through, and maybe even to just stay alive! If it hasn’t happened to you yet….don’t worry….it WILL!

We walk around at the center of our own universe with blinders on, and totally oblivious to the “Big Picture” that surrounds us. We don’t even notice the little girl crying with the bruises on her…..or the homeless Vietnam vet who goes hiding when the fireworks start on the 4th of July. Where is our compassion!? Are we all really so wrapped up in our own problems, that we just don’t give a fuck about anyone else?

A wise musician once wrote “All you need is love”, and I would like to believe that is true!

Don’t suffer Narcissus’s fate of losing your will to live!

Wake the fuck up, look around, and stop staring into your own reflection!

The world misses you…… 😉

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Uncle Sam

First, a little background;
I wrote this song when I was 18 years old, after I had been laid off from a union job at “Diamond Foundry”, on East Market St. in Akron, Ohio. I had quit high school in 11th grade, and was actually very lucky to have a union job, but it was a tough job for sure! After about 6-8 months of working there, the place went belly-up and laid off everyone and then closed and liquidated. I wrote this song after waiting in line, and signing up to collect “Unemployment” ….
This song reflects how disappointed I was at watching not only myself, but my father being forced to seek alternate employment because of no fault of our own. Victims of a changing market, and poor business management skills….stuff “above our pay grade”…etc.
Life lesson: Life ain’t fair, and misplaced loyalty will get you NOTHING!
My father was vice president of the company, and he ended up having to start over at the bottom at a new place after 35 years of being a top-notch employee and manager! He was NOT the “OWNER”… so he (and I) got screwed!!!

He with the gold…..sets the rules!


~Uncle Sam~

I’ve been standing in a long line
just to find
I should be in another
They know it’s only money
and then they
give it to your brother
who has a job

But I don’t really mind
I guess I’ll live without it
I’ll just be hungry and cold
and there’s nothing I can do about it
without a job

Uncle Sam, I need your help again
I paid my taxes, don’t know where or when
Uncle Sam, I could really use a friend
Why does my life have to depend
on who has a job?

[Lead Break]


I know it’s only money
and now I’ll learn to live without it

I know it’s only money
and now I’ll learn to live without it


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A Tale of Two Wolves

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.”It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.” He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”

You might heard the story ends like this: The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

In the Cherokee world, however, the story ends this way:

The old Cherokee simply replied, “If you feed them right, they both win.” and the story goes on:

“You see, if I only choose to feed the white wolf, the black one will be hiding around every corner waiting for me to become distracted or weak and jump to get the attention he craves. He will always be angry and always fighting the white wolf. But if I acknowledge him, he is happy and the white wolf is happy and we all win. For the black wolf has many qualities – tenacity, courage, fearlessness, strong-willed and great strategic thinking – that I have need of at times and that the white wolf lacks. But the white wolf has compassion, caring, strength and the ability to recognize what is in the best interest of all.

“You see, son, the white wolf needs the black wolf at his side. To feed only one would starve the other and they will become uncontrollable. To feed and care for both means they will serve you well and do nothing that is not a part of something greater, something good, something of life. Feed them both and there will be no more internal struggle for your attention. And when there is no battle inside, you can listen to the voices of deeper knowing that will guide you in choosing what is right in every circumstance. Peace, my son, is the Cherokee mission in life. A man or a woman who has peace inside has everything. A man or a woman who is pulled apart by the war inside him or her has nothing.

“How you choose to interact with the opposing forces within you will determine your life. Starve one or the other or guide them both.”

~Cherokee Story~


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Venting Drive Plasma

(Star Trek Fans will get it…)

As I approach the event horizon, I realize I have wasted too much time venting drive plasma.
As the gravity pulls my ship and I toward our end, I am wishing I would have saved more of my drive plasma for fuel, for during my journey throughout the cosmos.
I assumed I had more than enough plasma for the duration of my life’s journey…

I know now, that I was very mistaken!

Now I can feel my ship… shaking and rattling, from trying to escape the gravity well of the event horizon of this unexpectedly appearing black hole. I am now marooned without enough of the plasma for the fuel I need to attain escape velocity, and avoid this certain death which lies nigh before me.

Therefore; I commit to space… this message in a bottle to anyone who may find it, in the hopes of saving you from making the mistake that I have.

Fix the leaking of your precious drive plasma as soon as it’s discovered! Don’t waste your precious fuel supply….you WILL want it later… trust me!!

And now … on to the place where not even light can escape…
Fair thee well!

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Psycho Magnet

Psycho Magnet
(Written in the St.Thomas Psycho ward…)

I have discovered that I have
both a blessing, and a curse
I am a psycho magnet
and the psychoses are diverse

I’ve been subjected to violence,
heartbreak, tainted love
and pain

I have also learned that the sunshine
must give way to the rain

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Death by a Thousand Paper-Cuts

I am the ghost of the Lorax, I still speak for the trees…
You humans, and your incessant “thneeds” …never cease to astound me! What have you done to all my beautiful trees!? My trees have been here long before you, and we will probably be around after you if you don’t learn to change your ways, and if there is still a planet left for them after you!

My trees can live 100’s of years if left alone and all they do for you is breathe in your carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen, which you humans depend on for your very life.
So what do you do my trees? All kinds of horrible things! You chop them down with your machines, and rip off their limbs, and grind them into pulp to make your paper, to print with your worthless “words”, only to fill up filing cabinets, which fills up rooms, and then whole buildings…etc. The next thing you know, you need a whole forest worth of space to store your worthless paper….so you cut more trees for more buildings, and so on. In case you don’t realize it, there is only a finite amount of land on our planet were trees can grow! You humans spread like a virus, consuming all the resources (including my precious trees!) until there is nothing but wasteland…and then you spread and infect another area. It doesn’t take a genius to see that you are going to run out of space as you continue trying to take over our precious mother earth. That means death for you, but my trees will come back after you wipe your ignorant selves out!

Also in these buildings they have offices, with people on telephones, and typing on computers, and sitting in cubicles, working 39 hours a week (so their employer doesn’t have to provide benefits) trying to pay off their college tuition debt. In order to make more of the green paper, you have to spend many 1000’s of green pieces of paper, in order to get a special piece of paper that you can put in a frame and hang on the wall in your office….someday…meanwhile you sit in your cubicles, in your buildings, creating more pieces of paper like a slave…I just don’t understand!

Mother Earth, the trees, and I have been watching you humans and we realize you are still a relatively new species in the grand scope of things, but it’s amazing what damage you have done in what little time you have been here. You started out quite hairy, and didn’t have a very developed brain. But you had apposable thumbs, and soon you could grasp tools and even throw rocks. You also discovered fire and how to respect it, and learned to use it to cook your meals, and stay warm in the winter. It was a fight for your very survival, and you really rose to the challenge over the centuries. not only have you survived but you have flourished, and now are endangering myself, the trees, and your very own mother! You should be ashamed of yourselves!

Now that your brains have developed exponentially, you have accomplished a great many things through much hard work, and community-driven efforts that are actually designed for the benefit of the common good. There are some very smart, dedicated, and hard working people out there who know how to solve our problems and cure diseases, but they are not allowed to! You have the technology to live in a comfortable world, but for some reason…you still pollute your air and water by using fossil fuels that are supposed to stay in the ground, while you have free sunlight and wind, and hydro thermal generators, predictable tides and currents…and many more alternatives!
(Please get with the program!)

Somewhere along the line in human development you started gathering in tribes, and for some reason there always has to be a leader of each tribe. This became a problem when there were more tribes with other leaders, and only the strong tribes would survive because in nature the strong survives, and the weak are either killed and/or eaten, or made into slaves. For some reason you humans seem to need to follow someone who is telling you what to do, and how to live your lives. You created kings, emperors, and presidents and even that wasn’t enough for you! You started creating Gods with your useless words on paper made from my poor dead trees. The kings started creating false gold out of paper so they could have more power over the people, so then the people stopped worshiping their Gods and started worshiping the green paper. Now, the people who have the most green paper get to be in charge. The problem with that is that all they want to do is make more green paper for them! Now you have created a God of green paper, and even your atheists must bow down before it, and obey it’s command.

It seems you are all killing each other very slowly by a death of a thousand paper-cuts.
My heart aches for your miserable souls!

Why don’t you humans realize that you don’t actually need all this green paper at all?!
All you really need is food, shelter, clothing, (since you are not so hairy anymore) and love! In your struggle to obtain this green paper, you leave behind your compassion and become selfish. And then your faith in this green paper replaces the love that you once had. Not only are you destroying my beautiful trees and our own Mother Nature, you are miserable and toxic yourselves, while you sit in your buildings trying to convince yourself that you are happy. What you really doing is just suffering an extreme case of collective apathy, that will be your downfall if you don’t wake up!

I don’t hate you humans… but I am very, VERY angry with you!
Once before I came before you and gave you a message with a warning:

Unless someone like you
cares a whole awful lot
it isn’t going to get better
it’s not!

I have returned to remind you of this again because either you weren’t paying attention last time, or maybe you’ve forgotten. It is not too late, and I’m here because I love you humans as much as my trees, and it makes me sad to see how you live, when you don’t need to! My tree are innocent, though….you humans…not so much…
So please, don’t make me have to come back and remind you again!

~The Lorax~

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The Wizard and the Fairy

The wizard was feeling his many lifetimes’ weight upon his soul. He had seen so many perish before him, friends, lovers, and yes even his enemies. It was strange how he even missed his enemies. He felt he had no purpose left, without the battle he had waged for so many eons. Now he was preparing to go into a long sleep to await the final release of his weary soul to the ether. He would welcome the change gratefully, and hoped his sleep would have more dreams than nightmares. Lord knows he had seen too much through his frozen blue eyes.

As he was about to enter his sleep chamber, he heard a very faint voice from somewhere he could not quite locate saying, “Stop, you can’t do that!”

“Who are you, and how did you get into my house?”
Asked the wizard, as he looked around to locate the source of the voice.

“I am a fairy that has been sent to stop you before you make a big mistake!”, exclaimed the tiny voice.

“Show yourself, so that I can see you!”,
said the wizard.

“It is enough that you can hear me for now, and maybe when and if you are ready I may appear, but that does not matter for now.”
Said the fairy.

“You were about to give up, we know this in our realm, and I have been sent to stop you!”

“And why would it matter in any realm, if I chose to hang up my hat, and lay down my scepter?” Asked the wizard.

“Because all things are connected, and your magic is more important than you may realize. You have forgotten your true purpose among these humans”, answered the fairy.

With this the wizard began to get annoyed, “Humans be damned! They are all self-centered children, crying about everything they can think of. I have spent centuries trying to make them see that there is more to reality than they can see with their eyes. They just refuse to see! They don’t even believe in me any more … screw them!”

“Indeed they have become lost” said the fairy, with a noticeable sadness in her voice. “They used to have a great wizard and King that gave them hope, but now the King is dead, and the wizard has gone away.”

With this, the wizard walked back to his conjuring room, put another log on the fire, and filled his pipe. “This is obviously going to be a long discussion”, he thought to himself as he sat down in his chair, and began gazing into the flames that were dancing in the fireplace.

“I left because I can’t help them, now matter how hard I try…..

The Wizard and the Fairy Part II here~>

(Started Aug. 6, 2015)

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