Saturday, July 15, 2006
Dream doggerel: Daddy ER
You weren't at your place at the table.
You weren't on your side of the bed.
You weren't at your desk.
You weren't in your recliner.
You weren't outside, not in the big barn, not in the milkhouse.
You weren't on a tractor, not on the John Deere, not on the Massey-Ferguson.
You weren't in the Ford pickup, not in the one with the fuel tank.
You weren't in the big truck.
You weren't anywhere you used to be.
And there you weren't in my dream.
(Daddy ER died in March 1989. No idea what triggered this dream.)
You know, when I was writin' farm and ranch news in Texas, his absence was an every-day thing. I very often wished he was around then so I could call and ask him stuff.
Anon, the Arabs' 1948 declarations weren't too terribly unlike the declarations made by the Indians who protested the incursions of We, the People, across the Northern Plains in the 1840s. And that didn't get simmered down too much until 1890 when Sitting Bull was murdered while in custody, by some of his own people working for the Army, and the Indian Messiah Wovoka proved to be a false one -- him and the bullet-proof shirts.
Point being: 1948 was a snap of the fingers ago. Not that that's when it even got started over there in modren times. See Zionism and Wikipedia, especially the 19th-century part.
And, sorry, comparing it to the Indian tradgedy is comparing apples to oranges (as they say in deep philosophical discussions).
In Drlobo's defense, I think he meant "start ... a war" in the sense of taking the violence of the present generation back to the levels of the previous one. But he can speak for himself.
Oh, and thanks for the kind words regarding my daddy dream doggerel.
At any rate,it is not 1948 or 1967 any more is it.
Israel is an Atomic Power with a strong Masada Complex and nobody who will slap their hand when needed. Who ever strikes the match in the ammo dump in my book is the one who "starts" the war.
Who should be the adult in the Middle East?
AS for your disingenuious remark:
"By the way, your original entry was a poetic and thoughtful ode to your father. The "doctor's" comment was completely out of context and uncalled for on this particular post. Felt it needed a response." Would you have lauded ER's poetic comments except for my little faux pas?
Say Cheese, mouse.
Meanwhile, we will not respond again. You tend to demean and make fun of anyone who disagrees with you, which says a lot about you. Not a true debater, more of a bully mentality.
Not your usual anonymous.
He's a cranky old sumbitch a lot. But there's life experience behind it that is worth listening to. IMHO.
Plus, unlike some 'Mouses, he doesn't just weight in on things that he wants to deride.