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The Useful Guru

The Useful Guru Melanie heard of a remarkable man, with a groundbreaking view on life, millions of people watched his videos, learned how to deal with daily strife. She found herself in a bad place, her career not going so well, so she went to him on weekend, her deep issues, she would tell. She said,”It’s so hard as a woman, to get anywhere in this world, the glass ceiling keeps me down, they’ll never respect us girls! I need to know how I should go, ’cause I’m sick and tired of it! How do I get my six figures?” Said the guru,”Work hard, don’t quit.” Jamal was a child of the projects, no father, bad schools, and gangs, he’d spent night in prison, more than once, had been jumped, has his bell rang. So he went in to find the guru, to ask him for his advice, he said,”Man, they’re all out to get me, make me suffer, live by knife. A guy like me cannot get ahead, they don’t like my coal-dark skin, The Man is determined to suppress me, it's all over before I begin! How do I get on out of this place, I’m tired of the grime and grit.” Guru said,”Nobody is ‘suppressing, you, wanna leave? Work hard, don’t quit.” Russel was born to put on a show, a magnetic soul on the stage, he pounded pavement, worked auditions, but still very rarely was paid. He found the guru hoping that he could help him with his career. He said,”I feel like it’s a circle, and that I don’t get anywhere. My friends say I should play ‘the game,’ that it’s how the industry works, they say I can’t expect my merit to impress these studio jerks. But I’m not gonna get on my knees, not for a part or a bit, am I a fool just wasting my time?” Said the guru,”Work hard, don’t quit.” A reporter came seven years later, he’d heard of guru many claims. “Melanie Cox, the big C.E.O. says you helped her get to fame. And my buddy Jamal says that you helped him leave the ghetto. The actor, Russel Zane, credits you with pushing him to bigger roles. So many people are now swearing by the things they hear you say, my producers are interested to know what exactly is you game? How do you get such great results, can you tell me your secret? Guru said,”It’s no damn mystery. Wanna win? Work hard, don’t quit.” “Cause there ain’t no other way…”

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 4/6/2018 2:29:00 AM
Sage advice. So smart! So wise! Wonderful poem. Great job, David. WOW
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Date: 4/5/2018 8:24:00 PM
Hello David,your poem has a lot of good advice for everyone. Nice to meet you. Have a nice evening my friend.
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