I Saw A Wild Bobcat: A Poem

October 22, 2018 at 10:47 pm (Aesthetics, Arts, Biographical, Nature, Personal essays, Poetry) (, , , , )

A pleasant sunny afternoon
sitting in the arm chair of the living room
I was looking at my Samsung Galaxy tablet
and drinking chai tea
dreaming of the day I’d be able to do it near
the Taj Mahal

When suddenly a wild bobcat appeared on the lawn across the street
he dashed faster than American Pharoah or Secretariat across the street
like a road runner pursued by a wiley coyote
or a wild hare jack rabbit overcoming carrot withdrawal
soon he was on my kitty corner neighbour’s lawn
and continued bounding northwards

Just a quick hello to an urban neighbourhood
and a quick hello to a writer named Christopher
and then he was gone as quickly as he came
like a shooting star
his wild feline glory
momentarily graced our city streets
but it was not his destiny to stay
Just a quick hello and he was on his way

-A poem written
by Christopher
Monday October 22nd
2018.

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Westminster Terror Attack, Global Nuclear War and Most Livable Cities

August 14, 2018 at 10:12 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, News, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , , , )

Westminster Terror Attack, Global Nuclear War and Most Livable Cities

CNN’s Anderson Cooper (speaking directly into the camera): Meanwhile a high ranking police source in London has told CNN News that the suspect arrested in today’s terrorist motor vehicle attack running down cyclists near the Westminster Parliament in the British capital has specifically requested that British MP Renfield R. Renfield not be allowed to interrogate him.
The suspect is said to be extremely terrified at the prospect of a Renfieldian interrogation and had put in a special request to the Prime Minister’s office that Sir Renfield not be allowed to interrogate him.
The same police source told CNN News that “some bleeding heart liberal in the Prime Minister’s office acceded to the suspect’s request.”
Sir Renfield R. Renfield MP has apparently cemented a reputation in the world of criminals, terrorists and drug dealers as being utterly ruthless in his interrogations of and even slow and painfully administered deaths of the individuals who inhabit the dark underbelly and shadowlands of the world global community.

. . .

Rosalynn Carter looked at her husband former U.S. President Jimmy Carter who looked ashen white when he put down his smart phone.

“Who was that who was calling, dear?” Rosalynn asked.

“I’d rather not say just yet,” Carter gulped, “I’m still having trouble accepting the gist of the conversation. I can’t believe that even someone like him would even ask such a question and even contemplate 🤔 such an action.”

“What was the question he asked?” Rosalynn wanted to know.

“He asked me whether I thought it was possible in all sincerity and honesty for the United States to win a global thermonuclear war and emerge both relatively intact and supremely triumphant,” Jimmy answered, “I tried telling him that it wasn’t but he didn’t seem convinced.”

Carter looked at the TV screen in their living room where Donald Trump’s smiling image appeared waving to supporters and giving the thumbs up.

. . .

“So,” Amadeus Emanon munched on potato chips, “I hear that the Economist Magazine Intelligence Unit has just come out with its list of the world’s Top 10 most livable cities.”

“Yes, I read that. Apparently the city of Calgary made #4 on the list of the Top 10,” Renfield was reading a magazine article about bloated cows 🐄, “a friend of mine who lives in Calgary said that Calgary might have made #1 on the list if there weren’t so many fat ugly blimps living in the city. The sight of such repulsive looking creatures, he tells me, succeeds in putting an immense damper on what is otherwise a magnificently beautiful city.”

“That’s very sad,” Amadeus reached for a glass of coconut 🥥 milk 🥛.

“It is,” Renfield put aside his slice of cheese after reading the article on bloated cows 🐄, “maybe if Pan Goatee increases his pace by quite a lot, Calgary might win the #1 spot next year.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday August 14th
2018.

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Tobey Kai Sings Who Are You?

August 12, 2018 at 10:17 pm (Commentary, Culture, Music, music videos, News, Personal essays, Songs) (, , , )

Tobey Kai Sings Who Are You?

There are certain news stories that one watches on the news that can really touch one.

It happened to me tonight while I was watching the local news.

The announcer talked about a woman who suffered brain injury from a ski accident 7 months ago.

She was skiing down a hill when she was accidentally hit by another skier who was skiing.

The collision caused a brain injury.

Since the accident, she has suffered some short term memory loss.

The story then went on to mention that she was a singer and shortly before the accident she had written and recorded a song about her experiences with her grandfather who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.

The song relates words her grandfather actually spoke to her when she would go visit him.

The song is called Who Are You?

Words that her grandfather said to her every time she visited him.

In the news story tonight, she told the interviewer that the words of the song now seem to apply to her as well since her accident and brain injury with its effects.

She says the song is almost like a gift from her former self to her present self as she now struggles to find out who she is.

Of course we all have days (and even a few sleepless nights) when we all ask Ourselves that very question, Who are you?

Sadly there are people in the world whose struggle with that question is even harder than most of us have ever faced.

-A personal essay
written by Christopher
Sunday August 12th
2018.

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