CLOSED OFF TO PUBLIC CONSUMPTION
by Fiction Writer Anthony Darden
Wisdom was once cheap and came with a happy smile,
a good tummy full of food, desert, and a nice warm bed.
Times R Hard, but living is good. The purpose of each day brings a happy fulfillment. Achievement and production brings my dreams one more step forward. It all depends on how you look at life. Where all the chaos comes from, I don't know. Maybe not enough home training. Something gotta give. Hopefully it’s not your insanity.
To me, it’s simple. I take the basic rules and apply them to life. The first rule. Always protect yourself, your family, and your friends. That is the first rule. A rule to live by. No one is an island. And if you think you are, when you fall; it’s going to be a long, long, long, way down. Don't too many come back from that kind of fall. And if they do, they are never the same. The next thing you know, they’ll be riding a tricycle around the world.
Karma finds ways to get us all back. I don’t know a human being alive who tangled with Karma and came out ahead. Karma is a bad mutha shut your mouth.
So, the first rule. Always stand devoted and loyal to yourself, your family, and your friends. Though, always understand what first loyalty is. Which happens to be a big problem in this day and age. Loyalty! It lacks appeal. No one is loyal anymore. I don’t mean the gangster type loyalty. Because Sammy the Bull already throw that one out the window. I’m talking in general, out of respect and love, someone you can sit down and talk to, converse, learn, and grow from within. Experience has always been a great teacher. Wisdom was once cheap and came with a happy smile, a good tummy full of food, dessert, and a nice warm bed.
The number one loyalty is a foundation, the building blocks of your character and how you maneuver your way through life. They are the things that contain our word, our bond of give and take, and coming to grow with and know the people around use. It is how we plant roots of our own and aspire and grow. It’s how we take that outside world - after that sometimes long work day - close the door, and step into our world. That groovy place with dance and song. Our world, closed off to public consumption.