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Judging Hypocrisy

Look at you Oh so fashionably accessorised In a demi-couture package In your environmentally conscious style Playing out ecological homage. But bright red plastic buttons tinge your dress iPhone resplendent in its fluoro yellow cover Television screen sized sunglasses Your hair infused with streaks of amber. Revolutionary or is it maybe avant-garde? Your visionless voice on sustainable ecology. Little chance dirt would have graced your nails Nouveau magazines guiding your ideologies. The empowerment that must come with driving Urban tractor, fuel efficiency rating and bling Billowing air-conditioning making it bearable Jingling bangles as you swap CD’s to sing. Small pity the organic shop is across town But the drive is so definitely bearable. Cling filmed ethical food on polystyrene The Emperors clothes so plausibly venerable. You disdain the smog of a wood fuelled fire Preferring the heat that occurs from a pump Oblivious appliances are fed by a coal powered station Comfortable the broken hair dryer goes to the dump. But I’ll always admire your self-serving tenacity Because with candid conviction you’re the first to judge me.
* A wee dabble and play

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 5/28/2016 8:56:00 AM
This is great Mark. I used to horrify the kids at the high school "environmental" clubs with less poetic but just as pointed observations.
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Mark Woods
Date: 5/29/2016 4:35:00 AM
Cheers John, I must admit I do enjoy sparring with the environmental brigade. They mean well, and I understand that, but sometimes they just have a lack of understanding of the facts.
Date: 4/27/2016 3:27:00 PM
That's a smart hard hitting write, Mark. Yes, hypocrisy is rampant. I'm sorry I've lost touch with you for a bit. I'm glad to read this piece. Hugs
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Date: 4/28/2016 1:16:00 AM
It takes two to tango and I have been melancholic for a while, so it's probably I that should be apologising. Hopefully with winter approaching here I can get a zing back in my step, get back into reading and being a bit perkier, Then I just need to learn how to write... lol.. somethings are impossible!
Date: 4/27/2016 8:24:00 AM
Love the sarcasm here Mark - some lines made me smile but others made me sad - fabulous final couplet:-) hugs Jan xx
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/28/2016 1:05:00 AM
Thank you Jan, sometimes an idea grabs you and you feel compelled to write it down. Hopefully it keeps the grey matter ticking over!!
Date: 4/27/2016 6:04:00 AM
You wee dabble summarized the role of a diva very well. But who am I to judge? lol Well done, Mark.
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Lin Lane
Date: 4/27/2016 9:19:00 AM
If that root is still growing, fertilize it, Mark.
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Mark Woods
Date: 4/27/2016 6:40:00 AM
lol, Those with no guilt can cast the first stone. It was just a subject that tickled my fancy. Not my normal sort of write here (with the exception of Escaping Humanity), but my early writing before the soup was coloured heavily with sarcasm. Maybe I'm going back to my roots.