PEOPLE ~ Cannot Live With Them; Can’t Live Wit‘Em!

Frank L. Willow-Rogers Jr
2 min readOct 17, 2021
Photo: f.l.willow-rogersJr. // Art: ‘sidewalks’ of NYC

Seems a vast majority of Earthly Beings

Tend to promote our own branded minds,

As if simple secondhand wares. Within that

Smallish circle of the idle Marketplace

Commonly defined as The Mainstream.

A slippery slope of misunderstanding,

We accept as the willing standard. That awful slang

Which define us as nincompoops. Branded as one,

In that cubicle of willing ‘sheep’. Marching ruggedly as

Middle-minded residents of an area of Hades.

Most of us already reside there somehow.

In such a space where we remain rooted.

Homemade minds, severely shuttered therein —

Both word and in deed. Wallowing

In the muddy depths of our own greatest fears.

Granting the demons-of-limitation the Ideas and

Minds we develop. We who choose to not Read-Widely.

Never mind there’s never enough time to begin

Defining ourselves. Well-‘trained’ lessons about the Gods.

Those that take a stand front and center for us:

“No Man Cometh To The Father, But By Me”.

Blood of the lamb — sacrifice of the Only Begotten Son.

Will we ever be able to think for ourselves?

Instead of losers who look to somebody else

For our ‘Salvation’. A sort of phantom prancing about

At a well placed altar on the Sabbath. Cloaked in

Their darkest suit, from the pits of a well-stocked closet.

Fit to push certain texts or chapters of

An oft quoted ‘good-book’. Swearing allegiance to

Some lame idea it was Him above looking down, guiding

This totally damaged ‘ship’; too tonnaged-in-tomorrows

To turn totally around; even in the clearest of waters.

Declaring at every level of Faith OutThere — they are the True and

All important mouth-piece. Word sent from OnHigh,

Telling everyone who will listen, The Word

Is what-it-is we are told to Believe-in.

Same as it ever was; and so will it always be.

Frank L. Willow-Rogers Jr

Writer/Photographer; (A.F.S.P.P.F./NASA), Brokerage; . Dep’t of Education; StudentOfTheGame: POKER;~ }