War

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War

Religion promotes it.
Soldiers fight in it.
Countries defend it.
Historians analyze it.
Technology benefits from it.

Morticians profit by it.
Old men try to forget it.
Politicians argue about it.
Families change from it.
Soldiers wish it was over.

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Cindy’s Dog Blog

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Sometimes the point of view of a world is different from a dog’s perspective, and Cindy, a cocker spaniel, has her own blog to explain how she see’s things in the Elias Tobias household.  Check out the blog at http://home.comcast.net/~mhall7175/site/ 

 

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Cornfusing economics

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Cornfusing economics

A farmer uses a combine to harvest corn in central Indiana. This year’s crop is expected to be larger than in years past due to ideal growing conditions this season and the extra seed sown to insure a good group has also produced unexpected higher yields per acre. This would seem like a good thing, but with static or slightly decreased demand, prices per acre for Indiana corn are expected to plummet. This, with the increased production costs in seed, and equipment expenses for higher yields, shortens the real or net profit per acre for farmers to the point where they may lose money or at best, make a few cents per acre. Ain’t that cornfusing.

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Construction Memo

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Construction Memo

Do not attempt to straighten out any
bent nails used with projects under
construction.  Even though we are a
not-for-profit agency and attempts to
save money in most situations is sincerely
appreciated, it is of no use to attempt
to straighten out any bent nails, new  or
old,  since they will never be restored to
their original condition despite any
amount of force applied to the metal.
They will always bend at their weakest
point, the place at which they were first
bent, rendering them useless to us.
We have funds to purchase enough nails,
if they are used to constructions standards
and building codes, for our human projects.

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Dishwashing Blues

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Dishwashing Blues

I’m washing these dishes at the Greasy Spoon.
I’ve got places to go tonight and hope to be off soon.
The next shift guy said something about going on a date,
And I suspect he’ll be a no call/no show or be late.
Man, I have to wash a lot of these dirty plates.
Then the boss will ask me if I want to stay,
But won’t   I ‘cause I want time to play.
These pots and pans will never get clean enough,
And the baked on grease makes scrubbing tough.
Friends say this job is a good start for now,
But I’d like to have a real career, too.
The wages they pay are too low and,
I really don’t know what else I can do.
The more I work, my clothes get soaking wet,
and it seems to get hotter, mixing with sweat.
I hope the job and lead to better things, but
Howard Hughes didn’t start this way, I bet.

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The Horse Named Apache

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The Horse Named Apache

He could brand, ride, rope and do it all.
He was one of the best cowboys around.
Yancey was what he liked to be called.
He was the best of friends to be found.

The partner of his travels was his horse,
named Apache, gained in an Indian trade.
Through all the times they had together,
the horse was worth what he had to pay.

Yancey was very much a lady’s man,
and he could laugh and show his charm.
On a Saturday night out on the town,
he’d have two women, one on each arm.

He knew always what he had to do,
even if it meant that he had to fight.
With his strong muscles and quick arm,
you wanted to avoid hit by his hard right.

He could shoot his Colt and rifle as well,
and the targets he aimed, he rarely did miss.
He had to have a good reason to shoot,
Violence in general, Yancey’d dismissed.

He played as hard as he worked, and
he liked to have his fill of drink.
Beer was okay, but liked whiskey best.
He sometimes lost his sense to think.

On one particular evening at The
Rusty Spur, Yancey got really drunk.
He reached his limit on his tab, and
he left,  smelling bad as a skunk.

Then he walked around to his horse,
And I can’t repeat what words he said.
The tone made Apache get angry, and
he kicked Yancey square in the head.

People rushed to Yancey lying in the street,
With red hands covering his injured face.
They quickly moved the horse to the livery,
Away from what happened at the place.

Well, Yancey was at first knocked out,
and then he ended up, stiff and dead.
They said in the paper it was an accident,
but there’s more between the lines read.

The moral of this tale is to explain that
to a cowboy, a horse is more than a friend.
The critter can get you out of trouble, and
get to where you need to go, in the end.

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Personal Message from the Webmaster

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Each September, I think of an experiment I tried, and this web blog has continued in service on the Internet for 16 years with a few down time weeks here and there.  It has stayed in the top million website world wide for the last few years, usually in the lower third of that range.  In past anniversary posts, details were given, but this year I’d like to keep it simple, as a message of thanks for your support.

Changes are present, including a new Word Press format.  The Poem of the Day will continue on Twitter @poetEliasTobias, and start on the World of Words Facebook page, too.  The dependable observations in the form of poetry and photographs will continue.

A goal for this year will be to get more people willing to share their poetry on this site under the Free Open Poetry Forum section. Now that my work has been established, I would like to help others get recognized for their writing efforts.

Again, no flashy videos or long press releases for this year’s anniversary of this web blog. Just a simple thanks and tell your friends about it, like you have been doing already.

Honey is Sweet

Honey is Sweet

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Honey is Sweet

Do you really love me,
Or is this some kind of silly game?
Sometimes it is hard to tell
Since some of what we say and do
Seems like the same thing.
Do you really want this ring?
It hurts inside when you play
These pretend games with my heart.
If this is true, I think we would
Be better if we were apart.
At least then I’d know I could
Share my life and name with another,
And you would be in my past as
Just one of my lovers.
Honey is sweet when you go
From flower to flower, but stay with me.
There’s no limit to what we could harvest
Together and what we could be.

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World of Words by Elias Tobias has new format

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World of Words by Elias Tobias has new format
The World of Words by Elias Tobias has changed a bit.

It is still using WordPress, but with a new updated, more secure format. The old files are still accessible, and if the favorite links are not in the black area under the nameplate, you can use the internal search at the very top of the page. There is an extra step for comments, to help cut back on the spam, which was part of the reason for the new format scripts. Let us know what you think.

Did you know that Elias Tobias has published two books, and one is an anthology of 145 poems, and the other a short story murder mystery? For complete information about these books and how to purchase them, click here.

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