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Flackmoth and Routine

Flackmoth has always been of the opinion that a daily routine gives life a sense of order and purpose and, he points out with pride, which he makes no effort whatever to conceal, he’s faithfully had a routine everyday of his adult life, namely, a systematic and unfailing doing of nothing, which he points out without apology, and contrary to sound reasoning (to Flackmoth at least), is in fact something, for otherwise, he reasons, doing nothing would be intolerably boring, since it follows that not everything that’s done is necessarily worth doing, whereas the true value of a routine of doing nothing, at least the kind Flackmoth advocates so ardently and practices daily, is that it’s failure and self-deprecation free, and, as a consequence, can never disappoint, allowing the mind to escape the most damaging of psychological effects –low self-esteem, feelings of uselessness, and a life pursued by suicidal tendencies – those nefarious things so many experience in our times, and who at an early age were brainwashed into thinking and accepting this utterly false ideal, namely that the doing of something, anything, as opposed to doing nothing, is one of life’s highest goals humans can strive for and attain.

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Date: 12/7/2021 3:43:00 PM
Another awesome offering inspired by your dear acquaintance Flackmoth. I love these poems, as I have previously expressed. Keep 'em coming.
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Date: 12/7/2021 8:52:00 AM
This is an interesting poem, Maurice. However, I wonder if there isn't a spelling error in the title? Should it be "Flackmouth and Routine" or, as published here "Fackmouth and Routine"? I was wondering. Gene Mariani
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