Pam Schwetz

SPACE CADETS BEWARE

EVER CAUGHT YOURSELF UNAWARE

YOU CAN'T WALK THROUGH THINGS THAT ARE THERE

I HAVE FOUND A SLOWER PACE

HELPS INCORPORATE THE SPACE

BEST NOT TRY WALK THROUGH IN HASTE

I HAVE FOUND THIS IS THE CASE

SPACE CADETS BEWARE

YOU'RE NOT MADE OF AIR

Author's Notes/Comments: 

SOMETIMES WALK INTO THINGS ASSUMING I WILL JUST PASS THROUGH THEM FOR SOME ODD REASON...I CAN BE A SPACE CADET AT TIMES. I REMEMBER I USED TO HAVE A PIN THAT SAID JUST VISITING THIS PLANET. IT IS PROBABLY STILL AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE...I LOVED MORK N MINDY AND USED TO SAY I WAS FROM A NEIGHBORING PLANET OF ORK...I REMEMBER ON MY MOVIE THEATER NAME TAG I PUT PAM ANN LIKE PAN AM AIRWAYS FOR BEING A SPACE CADET...YOU DON'T HEAR THAT TERM THESE DAYS...ANYWAYS...TREAD SLOWLY AND FOCUS MY FELLOW SPACE CADETS OUT THERE...

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ALL CAPS

IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH ALL CAPS

THEN JUST SCROLL ON BY

HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT THAT JUST PERHAPS

THERE'S A REASON WHY

GETTING SO TIRED OF TELLING

COMPLETE STRANGERS I'M NOT YELLING

I DON'T FEEL THE NEED TO EXPLAIN

PLEADS FOR SMALL LETTERS IS SO MUNDANE

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

PEOPLE ARE SO PROGRAMMED THAT EVERYTHING IS IN BLACK AND WHITE WHEN THERE ARE ALWAYS SHADES OF GRAY THEY JUST DON'T NOTICE. ONE SHOULD NOT FEEL OBLIGATED TO EXPLAIN. I WONDER IF THEIR EARS ARE CONNECTED TO THEIR EYES AND THEY ACTUALLY HEAR YELLING...HA HA...I DO WHAT WORKS FOR ME AND IF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT THAT'S THEIR PROBLEM NOT GONNA MAKE IT MINE. JUST SO TIRED OF FEELING SOMEHOW OBLIGATED TO EXPLAIN WHEN IT IS REALLY NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS. IF IT BOTHERS THEM THEY CAN SCROLL ON BY. PROBLEM SOLVED....MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

SO SERENE

WATCHING THE LEAVES

DANCE IN THE BREEZE

GIVING IN

TO THE WIND

GRACEFULLY

RELAXING ME

 

BIRDS SING

SIGHT UNSEEN

SOME FLY BY

CATCHING MY EYE

COMPLETING THE SCENE

THAT'S SO SERENE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

WATCHING THE LEAVES OF THE BUSHES BLOWING... FEELING A GENTLE WIND THROUGH THE OPEN WINDOWS...INSPIRATION...

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IMPROVISE

IF ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE

WHAT PART DO YOU PLAY

DO YOU MEMORIZE LINES

OR IMPROVISE

IMPROVISATION IS MY SCENE

JUST KEEP ON IMAGINING

YOU NEVER REALLY KNOW

WHAT GOES ON IN THIS SHOW

Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST THINKING OF THAT SHAKESPEARE SAYING ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE...I ALWAYS PREFERRED IMPROV TO SCRIPTED STUFF...IT FEELS MORE REAL...I HAVE A RECURRING ACTORS NIGHTMARE WHERE I AM IN A PLAY AND HAVE NO IDEA WHO I AM OR WHAT MY LINES ARE AND THERE IS NO SCRIPT IN SIGHT...TOTALLY BLANK...NO IDEA WHAT IS IS ABOUT OR ANYTHING AT ALL...SO LIKE IF THERE IS NO SCRIPT NO STRESS YOU KNOW...I SUPPOSE ALL THE WORLD MAYBE A STAGE AND WE ALL IMPROVISE...MAKE IT UP AS WE GO ALONG...

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IT'S ALL UP TO YOU

HOPES AND DREAMS

ARE MIRACULOUS THINGS

WISHES CAN COME TRUE

GUESS IT SEEMS

SINGING WITH YOUR HEART STRINGS

BELIEVING IT WILL DO

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING RISE OF THE GUARDIANS WHERE BELIEVING IN MAGICAL THINGS IS ALL IT TAKES TO MAKE THEM REAL...

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MURPHY'S LAW

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN AFFECTED 

BY MURPHY'S LAW

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN CONNECTED

TO SUCH ONSLAUGHT

IT'S ONE THING AFTER ANOTHER

HARD TO BELIEVE

IN AWHILE YOU DISCOVER

YOU ARE NAIVE

 

IF ANYTHING CAN GO WRONG IT WILL

KEEP HAPPENING IF YOU SAY

WHATELSE CAN POSSIBLY GO WRONG

HERE COMES MORE TO YOUR DISMAY

WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T SAY IT

GET THAT THOUGHT OUT OF YOUR HEAD

CUZ ONCE IT'S PUT IN MOTION

THE CONSEQUENCE IS WIDESPREAD

 

 

 

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING FORCES OF NATURE ON AMAZON PRIME CUZ IT IS LEAVING SOON AND IT MADE ME THINK ABOUT MURPHY'S LAW...LUCKILY IT HASN'T HAPPENED IN AWHILE BUT I HAVE EXPERIENCED IT AND I NOTICED ANYTIME I WOULD SAY WHAT ELSE COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG SOMETHING ELSE DID SO THE ONLY WAY TO BREAK THE CHAIN SEEMED TO BE TO STOP SAYING THAT...LIVE AND LEARN...ANYWAY LOTS OF TRUTH IN THIS ONE...YOU MAY FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE IF YOU HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED IT YOURSELF BUT IF YOU HAVE EXPERIENCED IT YOU KNOW FOR SURE IT IS VERY REAL BECAUSE YOU CAN'T DENY WHAT IS HAPPENING WHILE IT IS HAPPENING...IT BOGGLES THE MIND...

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DON'T ASK WHY

IF YOU CAN'T TAKE YOUR OWN ADVICE

THEN WHY SHOULD I

IF YOU CAN'T REALLY PAY THE PRICE

THEN DO NOT BUY

IF YOU CAN'T OVERANALYZE

THEN DON'T ASK WHY

 

GET THIS IN YOUR HEAD 

ASK WHY NOT INSTEAD

Author's Notes/Comments: 

GET THIS IN YOUR HEAD

ASK WHY NOT INSTEAD

WAS KIND OF A P.S. OR AFTERTHOUGHT BUT DECIDED TO LEAVE IT AS A SURPRISE ENDING...SURPRISE!

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NOT EXACT

NOT SPECIFIC

NOT ABSTRACT

NOT TERRIFIC

NOT THAT BAD

NOT THAT HAPPY

NOT THAT SAD

NOT THAT CRAPPY

NOT THAT RAD

NOT QUITE FICTION

NOT QUITE FACT

NOT TRADITION 

NOT EXACT 

 

 

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

JUST PLAYING WITH WORDS

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DISPERSE OR DISBURSE

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MIND

HOW DO YOU FIND IT AGAIN

HOW DO YOU UNWIND

THE MYSTERIES WITHIN

 

ONCE UPON A TIME

EVERYTHING WAS FINE

NOW THINGS ARE SUBLIME

THAT IS A GOOD SIGN

 

FOR BETTER OR WORSE

DEPENDS ON THE VERSE

THERE COULD BE A CURSE

DISPERSE OR DISBURSE

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I WAS WATCHING CAST AWAY AND HAD TO PAUSE IT TO WRITE THIS...I WAS THINKING ABOUT LOSING YOUR MIND AND THEN DISBURSE POPPED INTO MY HEAD AND I LOOKED UP THE DEFINITION TO SEE IF IT MADE ANY SENSE AND IT SAID PEOPLE OFTEN GET DISBURSE MIXED UP WITH DISPERSE SO I LOOKED THAT UP TOO... DISPERSE OR DISBURSE ...WONDERING WHY THEY SHOWED UP...NEVER KNOW WHERE AUTO PILOT WILL TAKE YOU...JUST GO WITH THE FLOW...YOU KNOW... MAYBE A HIDDEN MESSAGE IN THERE...I DUNNO...HA HA...SEE IF YOU CAN FIGURE IT OUT...IT'S A MYSTERY TO ME... I GUESS IT KINDA SORTA DOES MAKE SENSE BUT HOW THE LAST LINE BECAME THE TITLE...GO FIGURE.. DID YOU LOOK UP DISBURSE AND DISPERSE OR DID YOU ALREADY KNOW THOSE DEFINITIONS AND THE DIFFERENCE...FOOD FOR THOUGHT MAYBE... MAYBE NOT...ENJOY THIS POSSIBLY THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECE...

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