Substance & Abuse

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.

John Henry Newman

Abbreviated Haiku/Miku: tea break

I wait as the tea is steeped
in stress

Lune: bloody pranks

Watermelon juice
Looks the same
As fresh chicken blood

There is a pub in Northern Canada that serves whiskey with a frostbitten toe in the glass. The toe must “merely grace the lips” of the drinker and is not meant to be swallowed. There is a $500 fine for swallowing the toe, which has already happened about a dozen times.

Piku: Jennifer Grey Area

Whiskey neat
dancefloor dirty

Fib: rock those lines

runny nose
and watering eyes
in the bathroom practising lines

The Guinness Book of Records was originally published by Guinness Breweries as a reference for settling pub arguments.

Dadku: fisticuffs & quips

I swear officer
Just a misunderstanding
regarding punchlines

Senryü: blind drunk

I saw you, slipped, tripped
and never saw you again
love is truly blind

In British pubs, Stella Artois lager now comes in “feminine” glasses to discourage young men from buying them. Its nickname amongst said men is “wife-beater.”

Stornello: future in my pocket

I enter the scene, dynamite in pocket
My choice fuse sparked, proposal fireworks
Your wedding ring waits there, it is not time yet

Weekly Theme:
Random Thoughts in Micropoetry Form


39 thoughts on “Substance & Abuse

  1. I love the opening quote there from Mr. John Henry Newman! 😁❤️ It’s bang on the money! 👍 And I didn’t actually know that about the Guinness Book of Records, pretty cool!

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  2. 💜 “Evil” is Conditioned UpBringing EveryOne; so Get Over It because “Evil” is Mimicking Behaviours EveryBody


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  3. 💜 Judgement Sucks to The Max EveryOne; unless Assisting those Judging Bullies, Girls and Boysto Change Their Bullying Behaviours EveryBody


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      1. 💜 Personally, I THINK!!! YOU!!! ARE Great 👍🏾 at Judging Bullies; so I Urge YOU!!! to 🎶 Put that Capability to Good Use and Assist Others To Quit Being Bullies by Setting and then Asserting YOUR!!! Boundaries


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      2. 💜 YOU!!! ARE Most Welcome 🙏🏿 and as Many have said ‘Saying and Doing NOTHING!!! is much worse than Saying and Doing SOMETHING!!! HowEver Heinous…’ because it is A Call to THOUGHT!!! and ✍️ Action 🎬 bringing Attention to “Evilness” like Hitler did; then he committed Joint Suicide with his wife, Eva Braun, when he lost WWII to Winston Churchills UK 🇬🇧 and Their Allies…now The Japanese, Chinese, Indians and other Asians Quietly Rule The World 🌎 ; isn’t that ironic (with a nod in the direction of Alanis Morissette) 🤔 ?


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  4. 💜 An “Evil” Person isn’t Born “Evil” EveryOne; an “Evil” Person is Raised “Evil” and Can Be Redeemed in Many, Many, Many Different Ways EveryBody…especially with Kind, Caring and Compassionate Understanding of Their Mental Health Problem Brought on by an Abusive History of a Violent, Conditioned UpBringing; caveat Being Set Boundaries and Assert Them, Stay Alert and Pay Attention especially when Assistance is Required


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  5. 💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎

    💎 Winston Churchill started his political days with a slug of hard liquor; proof (pun definitely intended 😆 😉 😄 🤣 😜 😏 😆) that 🔮 👌🏾 😀 😉 😄 😆 🔮 it’s NEVER!!! The “Substance” it’s always The MOOD!!! 🔥 👌🏾 💯 ♥️ 😍 ❤️ 🤬 😭 🔥

    💎 – Diamond Hard – 💎


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