Interjections and Reflections

     It has been a while since I have delved into my twisted thought files, so here are a few of the old and the new. Enjoy please.

Have a great Thursday everyone,

Jake.

Ben Franklin said

that “Haste Makes Waste.”

But after a look in the mirror

I say that “Taste Makes Waist!”

………………………………………………………………

 Anorexia, Nervosa;

Waist not, want not.

           ……………………………………………………………………………….

If it seems like you’re always

looking up at a horse’s ass,

you’re either plowing a field,

or in need of a career change.

 …………………………………………………………………………………….

Illiteracy is no longer,

a problem in this country.

Everyone, can read the writing,

on the wall.

…………………………………………………………………………………..

Serenity comes with being comfortable,

with the majority, of our own thoughts

………………………………………………………………….

~Jack Downing~

 

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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4 Responses to Interjections and Reflections

  1. Beth Ann says:

    Oh Jake…….can you tell I am catching up on reading this morning??? I have neglected you far too long and I am sorry!!! Getting back in the groove!

  2. The low-keyed satire, the faint masquerade, might have been rooted national habit, so snugly did these fit into the popular fancy. Here was the other side of cockalorum and bravado, swinging to satire and understatement, using a delicately edged weapon. There was irony in the situation, irony in the immense popularity which the Downing papers commanded. These monologues were spoken by a humble character who might have been expected to exalt rather than to puncture the workings of the democracy. This mythical oracle from a down east village had risen to his dominating position at the very moment when the power of New England appeared to be in decline, signalized by the reluctant departure of John Quincy Adams from the White House. Out of apparent defeat the legendary Yankee had risen like a jack-in-the-box, thriving on contention. He was still a national figure, however often he dipped into the life of Downingville or Portland; and he still belonged to fantasy rather than to actuality. He seemed a person; indeed Seba Smith considered his drawing of the character of greater importance than the political satire. Truly enough in the first view Jack Downing makes the appeal of a genuine character. Yet as he is approached personal signs disappear. The tiny idiosyncrasies, the positive reactions, the many involvements which set off one character from another are never the focus of attention. He is lucid and large; he belongs with the Yankee of the fables.

    • Thank you so much for the historical references to Mr. Downing and his works. Jack Downing however, is alive and well and is living with my wife, here in New England. Thank you also for your comments and your visit to poemsandponderings.wordpress.com.

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