Antagonish – please go away!

I was watching a British detective story yesterday when the detective quoted a couple of lines of Rhyme that intrigued me.
But, for hours after that, and even into my sleep that night, the words kept running around in my head,
and now I wish they would go away (sic)!

Anyway, here’s a copy of the poem by William Hughes Mearns;

Yesterday upon the stair
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away

When I came home last night at three
The man was waiting there for me
But when I looked around the hall
I couldn’t see him there at all!

Go away, go away, don’t you come back any more!
Go away, go away, and please don’t slam the door

Last night I saw upon the stair
A little man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
Oh, how I wish he’d go away.

by William Hughes Mearns (1899)

reference by Don Bobbitt

Thing you think about in the KEYS on the last day of MAY

I’m just doing a little “free-association” writing here.

Here are some of the things you think about when you are living in the Florida Keys when you realize it’s the last day of May and Summer is really here;

This the first day of the Hurricane Season, so for some reason, whenever the news people say there is a storm coming, those horrific news photos of Hurricanes striking land pop into your mind.

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To my fellow Veterans!

Memorial Day does strange things to my emotions.

I spend most of the day on an emotional roller-coaster. I feel sad one moment and just a minute later I am one proud SOB.

It’s the memories, you see!

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The OLD MAN in the Keys, a developing digital book

For want of a title, I thought this was an appropriate one. I am OLD! and I am presently living in my motorhome in a campground in the Florida Keys and I have opinions about this place and the people who visit here.

As I walk and drive around the Keys, I continue to wonder what draws people down here, in this heat and high humidity.

Add the high cost of visiting here, and unless you are a fisherman, the lack of things to do, and what you end up with, is a long string if small islands that exist on tourist dollars and still manage to look worn out and dilapidated.

Well, I have put together several chapters of my musings on just what I see that makes this place so interesting.

If you are in any way interested, I have placed my chapters onto my HubPages site, and you can start with chapter-1 by clicking on the link below.

The Old Man in the Keys

by Don Bobbitt, May, 2017

Political Rant – Pre-Existing Conditions not covered?

Every now and then I have to go into one of my Rants about the callous stupidity of our nations politicians.

This is one of those rants about these heartless and cruel politicians and their attempt at splitting people with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions away from the rest of the population, essentially condemning them to eventual poverty and becoming second class citizens, with health problems that will often lead to the depletion of any saving they have or worse, their deaths.

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Servant to Abuser! Really?


Sometimes, just Sometimes!

Don’t you wonder?

Don’t you just Wonder?

How do many people can claim such an intense desire to be a public servant!

And when you let your defenses down and vote for them?

They turn into just another abuser of their constituents, in the name of some personal political agenda that they never mentioned when they were begging on the airwaves of America!

It’s not appropriate, I know that but to me it’s just another case of Ansl Abuse.

And the Abusers NEED TO GO!

By Don Bobbitt, April 4,2017

What I Got! – Today!

Wanna know what I got?

I got a rising Sun over the Atlantic shining in my Eyes.

I got Palm Trees waving in the morning breeze,

I got warm Sand under my feet and in my plastic shoes.

I got strangers, walking by, smiling and saying Hello to me.

I got families with small children giggling as they play at the edge of the Water.

I got waves coming in and wiping out sand castles built with such care, only an hour ago.

Or, should I just say;

I got Life, surrounding me with so many great things that I just have to Smile stupidly at everyone that I see.

by DON BOBBITT, April,4 2017

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Blood Pressure versus Coffee

I have high Blood Pressure!

It’s just a fact of life for me.

Even if I were able to isolate myself from the growing number of idiots who dominate the news networks, and even if the government lowered my taxes and started making all of the free-loaders in our country get jobs and pay their own way, I would still be one of those people with High Blood Pressure.

So, I have dutifully taken my prescribed pills each day so that my whole body gets pulled down into a slower pace.

And that’s OK, too.

But, I do cheat.

Every morning I drink Coffee. I mean I drink real coffee, not some chemically altered concoction they call decaffeinated.

Sure, I know I’m not supposed to do things that will raise my blood pressure, but I am addicted to Coffee. And, I have found that if I take my required dosage of meds, and then drink my morning coffee, my brain can absorb and react to what I see on the news for a couple of hours before my meds pull me down again.

This works for me; taking my meds to protect myself from the side effects of high blood pressure, and then once I am out and about, letting my meds kick in and  level my attitude out, a bit.

My Doctors tell me that; “at your age, you need to be reasonable about how much Coffee you drink”, so I do.

I’m down to only one pot of Coffee, each morning!

by Don Bobbitt, February, 2017

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Yes, I am an ASSHOLE! But, I’m not a perfect one.

I just have to write a little something about this.

If my article title offends anyone, I apologize ahead of time, before I go on.

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The Greatest Day of your Life

The greatest day of your life is …. today!

Yesterdays are just history waiting to collect cobwebs in your memory.

Tomorrow is never assured to ever happen, for anyone.

Today?

Well, Today you can smile, live, love and share yourself with others.

Isn’t that great?

 

by Don Bobbitt, January, 20, 2017

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A Floridian’s Winter perspective

Cool Title, Huh?

Well, I thought so. A long time ago, in a land far, far, away, one of my English Teachers told me that if I wanted someone to read my writings, I had to grab their attention with the title, pull them into my story with the first sentence or paragraph and then the story itself should keep them “enthralled”.

So, here I go.

It’s only January the 8th, but today is the coldest weather we have had down here in SouthWest Florida this winter, so I feel this situation itself deserves some kind of comment.

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Another New Year? Hell, I wasn’t through with the last one, yet!

Here we go again!

Another year has started on the clock of life, and I’m still working on things I had to do last year.

I mean, really! I looked back at my last January first’s resolutions, and it’s kind of embarrassing, how little I got done.

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I stopped talking about Writing!

I did! Well, for the most part anyway!

It was a very painful thing for me, but I have finally done it!

I stopped talking about writing.

You see, it took me a while, but I began to notice that non-writers would go into a kind of bored trance whenever you mention anything about what you are writing.

It doesn’t matter what you start talking about, whether it’s; a new plot you are working on, or a cool character you are developing, or even a fantastic scene you have placed your characters in as part a story you’re hoping to publish.

They just don’t care, these non-writing masses we are surrounded by each day when we go out and mix with people. Once I had realized this, I decided that they were beneath me and I stopped talking to them about my writing.

And OMG, my fellow writers?

They are all so engrossed in their writings that it quickly became obvious they all believed their works are far more interesting than mine.

Such Arrogance!

by Don Bobbitt, January, 2017

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