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It’s a bit like playing monopoly as we don’t start in prison Little people of all kinds of colour begin at the same position Not the jail of our own mind Difficult to buy a house at the grocer or a bible in a **** shop In a pawn shop maybe and quite cheap at the point of departure Yet rational arguments fail or prevail Horse meat at a butcher maybe marinated dog or pickled cat But we may beg to differ what etiquette and nutrition advises Pigs do not fly unless inflated by reason We cannot thread a camel through the eye of a needle Unless we agree on the size of the hole and of the beast Opinions differ from logic I dislike folks who will not engage in meaningful dialogue Who want to be right at all heavy cost whatever it takes More than spiders and lions I fear self-righteousness A valid argument starts from an agreed upon premise Weaves a rational path and offers a valid conclusion But people spin their own irrelevant yarn If we follow directions from an incorrect outset Navigation leads us into the jungle of fierce wilderness Careful calibration avoids falsification I like people and pets as much as vegetation and books Bought the Kama Sutra at an antiques dealer and love it But I hate with a vengeance false premises I do not mind whether you eat scorpions or live in a mud hut But if you wish to share your thoughts and experiences with me I need to know where you start and what line you tow 25th May 2019

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Date: 5/25/2019 7:21:00 AM
From start to finish so many lines of wisdom in your intellectual dialogue..a poem well written, Kai.
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 5/26/2019 3:34:00 AM
Thank you Vijay. I appreciate that. Kind wishes, Kai