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The Fads of Fools

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The Fads of Fools

All that is new and surrounds us today,
The contemporary, the modern, the brash avant-guard,
Pervasive in culture, in morals and art,
When meant to advance, too often retard.

So anxious to differ from what's always been
Charging forth when we should be careful and wary;
We take nothing good from the past to mix in,
All joined in what will only be buried.

That which is modern will soon have a tag,
Retro art, retro sport, retro music and fashion.
All that is cool and is hip and is "with it"
Will be pushed to the past to pursue a new passion.

Too often our efforts just to be new
Forget that the goal should be for the better;
Derived from experience and history we've learned
That the crumbs of the failed are left to the debtor...



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  1. Date: 3/12/2013 2:40:00 PM
    second thought soup mail

  1. Date: 3/9/2013 7:02:00 AM
    Avery good poem my friend, flows well, God bless always and good luck on some great poems I'm sure some have entered into your contest, I marvel at the soupers they are great don't you think? God bless Robert and Sharon.

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:14:00 PM
    congrats on your win Craig

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 4:12:00 PM
    Excellent, Craig. Congrats. Nice going. Ralph

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Congratulations friend Craig on your win in PD's Contest. This an awesome poem. Cheers!! Hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 2:32:00 AM
    Craig congrats on your win. Brings one to thinkin'. Connie

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 11:14:00 PM
    This too, will become a classic! RAY

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:47:00 PM
    Dear Craig congrats for this awesome win.

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:38:00 PM
    CRAIG, ;-) congratulations with your awesome win, in my contest. always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 6:09:00 PM
    Very nice quatrain, Craig. Interesting that you used the word "retro", itself an example of a dated term, along with "cool" and "hip" in the same stanza. I can only assume that you are making some self-satire. Totally awesome, dude!

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 1:51:00 PM
    I personally enjoy finding new ways to use old things, including methods, rather than making new things so to outdo old ways - a good philosophical tone and technique in this write Craig - J.A.B. %

  1. Date: 3/6/2013 9:18:00 AM
    such words of truth here, my friend - congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:08:00 PM
    Yes, this is SO true and I feel it more and more. (we get so much wiser with age!!) Wonderful writing, Craig. Love that last thoughtful line.

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 4:52:00 PM
    Fantastic..best of luck

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 3:02:00 PM
    lots of wisdom in this very interesting poem. nice one!

  1. Date: 3/4/2013 12:13:00 PM
    Excellent poem, Craig. Best wishes in PD's contest. hugs, Catie :)