Jim Boone

Rookie - 30 Points (March 24,1937 / McKinney, Texas)

Collective Stupidity Poem by Jim Boone


Is the norm on planet Earth
The presence of Angels an unregistered
Given when reflecting on the survival
Of the human race in spite of itself

Children and sages are the brunt
Of collective stupidity and the most
Likely to forgive and forget, or are
Marked by how with malice of no thought
It can affect their lives profoundly

While everyone else is immersed in it
Or fighting it, but not to the good
Of all concerned in this learning process
That brings emotional scars and friendships.

I know a Shy young woman whose love of horses
Speaks to me of CS encounters early on and
Ignites love in my heart, imagination in my day

The Tommy story-telling friend who can fascinate
The battle-weary mind with tales and dialogue that
Ignite and bring us back for more 'Oh yes' and 'I love you'

A sagged Poet who survived by Grace and a shortage of
Scribes to record the process until a US Poet Laureate
Nomination renewed me and brought light into the darkest
Corners of recovery from the battles with CS disease
and dumb-ass mistakes that I own and/or record.

I am happy and blessed to know that I will never be
Held accountable for engaging in collective stupidity.

2011

Submitted: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Edited: Friday, July 13, 2012

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