I am more interested in unsuccessful personalities


social butterflies—who love their jobs.

Grandiose men

don’t mingle with flowers—

they arrange symphonies, instead.

I am interested in the insane

because they have permission to be themselves

It repulses me

to watch

humanity, struggling along the freeway, like beetles.

I swing wide

and divide


in my truck

going down the center lane.

I get into an argument

with my mother

about God—it’s more of the same.

“Power, is in the will of a Person,” I said.

“If you follow God, He will give you Power.”

“But all I see are powerless people

who pray.

Where are the supermen?”

My dad walks in.

“God isn’t a vending machine or Santa Clause,” he said.

“How can I move mountains?

I read self-help books and they say to smile more.”

“Be of use to your employer. Make your boss look good. That’s what I did—and I got a raise.”

“I want to do something with my life

that transcends all of this…”

“Like what?”

“It’s in a painting

or underneath an automobile

that breaks the sound barrier.

Heck, I don’t know where it is

but I have to discover that

inside myself.

It’s in an Apache Helicopter

or a P-51 Mustang

Things that go fast, know what it is.”

8 thoughts on “Things that go fast, know what it is.

  1. Depends on what kind of power you are looking for. If they are satisfied in their lives, let them be.

    This world is temporary, do try to do well in it too, but do not forget about your after life.

    Be humble and be patience. God is always the answer. You just need to have, have faith.

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      1. Well, I got to agree.
        Power is a strange thing. People lose their minds, their humanity, their selves, when it comes to ‘power’.
        In order to stay grounded, I guess just stay away from power… 😉

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