IN THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES

In the next five minutes
the comfort of a bed will be a memory,
a snooze alarm will reverberate.
Stretches and yawn will not placate
a body tired and restless. My guess is
that the next five minutes will hold the key
to a day full of promise, Or be the knell
to one of THOSE days. We’ll know soon.

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 10: FUTURE

LONG AWAY IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AGO

The rebels had returned to secrecy.
Darth Lucas, the Sith Lord of Cinema
had relinquished his throne. He wished
to spend more time with his family.

The insidious Grand Moff Mouse
has risen within the Empire
being the central figure in its uprising.
It wasn’t surprising since the best plans

of mice and men often go astray.
In his own way, he had his three fingered mitts
in the soup for a while. The Mouse would smile
when thoughts of his upward mobility

had come to rest in this future planned.
Always out manned, but never out moused,
the Death Star had been converted
for the purpose of amusement and it sent

ripples through the Farce, its dark power
would glower in the shadow of the great
Sphere. It was very clear. You should never
underestimate the dark side of this farce.

Mouse-eared Clones from far and wide come to hide
in the Endor-Be-All Sanctuary to honor the Big Cheese,
It is a scary place where animals with faces
roam freely, all in character.

Never was there a more wretched
hive of scum and villainy since Mos Eisley.
Merchandise is the prize and all eyes
focus on a well scripted future.

The Mouse will drool as the Empire
rules all in its domain. And the division of
power is sadly not in the plans.
That’s how it will flow, long away
in a galaxy far, far ago.

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 10: FUTURE

SCHEMERS, DREAMERS AND VISIONARIES

“You see things; and you say ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not?’”
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

A schemer looks for the easy angles
getting the most from the least effort.
He plans quite underhanded,
but never gets his hands dirty.
Flirts with danger, and yet
lets a stranger take his fall.
All his futures are right now,
a get rich plan is all he can stand.
All he can do is scheme
and as such he has no real dreams.

A dreamer holds ideals.
She feels a need to think beyond;
a year, or month, or day from today.
She’ll say, “The world would be
a better place if we face our problems.
Her Utopia sounds nice but
will bore you twice as badly
and drive you mad when nothing get done.
All promises of tomorrow are borrowed themes
and yet the sorrow is, a dreamer only dreams.

A visionary is a scary individual; always
in motion with a devotion to fix what needs fixing.
His contempt for inaction breeds his need
to succeed. No wide-eyed guy is he,
he is focused and undeterred, he’s heard it all
before and swore it can be done. His words ring
true. Imagination and inspiration,
fueled by initiative give him the upped hand.
A visionary is always in demand.
He sees the future and makes it happen. Why not?

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 10: FUTURE

GEORGE BAILEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN

“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”
~Clarence Oddbody to George Bailey in “It’s A Wonderful Life”

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“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

So many lives had touched each other to make you possible. The paths they’ve walked have left their dust upon every footprint you make.It shouldn’t be hard to believe that going forward, you will be awarded for the influence you are able to wield. All fates are sealed in your existence, and your persistence will instill itself in each life you encounter. No man is a failure who has friends. And we all succeed when we feed the minds of the future. Lives will be saved, courage and bravery will be well served. When we share ourselves, we care enough to make a difference for years to come. By George, you’ve really had a wonderful life. Don’t you see what a mistake it would be to throw it away?

The future depends
upon the lives that we touch.
This is such wisdom.

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014
POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 10: FUTURE

INTO THE MYSTIC

Stargazers and wish makers
are no more chance takers
than the movers and shakers
who fall flat on their faces.
Traces of dreams become search beams,
beacons that scan the night.
Stars bright and about to burn out,
keep the cosmos illuminated.
Reality is earth based if faced
with a serious slant, and you can’t
build sand castles in the sky.
You can try to ascend
into the mystic; but infinity
is definitely out of reach.

© Copyright Walter J Wojtanik – 2014

POETIC ASIDES APRIL P.A.D. – DAY 10: FUTURE