'Don'T Worry About A Thing, I'Ll Handle That! '

I've been around a few Summers.
And I know where the Buffalo roam.
Where the Deer and the Anteloupe play.

And those discouraging words I've heard.
More than seldom.
And at one time...
I heard them all day.
Spiced with a variety of insults.

And when someone says to me,
'I've got your back.
Don't worry about a thing,
I'll handle that! '
My concern radar goes on full alert!

You know how you can tell,
A blood hound has his/her target in sight?
Not a muscle moves.

I'm not accustomed to folks being that overt.
Not when it comes to my wellbeing.
This is a statement of fact.
Call it a conditional acknowledgement.
Not a complaint.
So,
Please don't get this confused...
With one speaking the truth,
And another being delusional.
There is a difference.

My eyebrow raises before my lips part!
And whatever comes out of my mouth,
Is intended to offend.
With no apologies extended.

Like I said...
I've been around a few Summers.
And I know where the Buffalo roam.
Where the Deer and the Anteloupe play.
And discouraging words I've heard.
More than seldom.
And at one time,
I heard them all day.
Spiced with a variety of insults.

And,
They were not sung by a cowboy!
Strumming a guitar by a campfire,
On the prairie.

And when someone says to me,
'I've got your back.
Don't worry about a thing,
I'll handle that! '
My concern radar is on full alert!

A 'fool' I can do.
But being a jerk at my own expense?
Today?
With all the deception and devilment going on?
I don't choose to prove that kind of ignorance.

There are more Autumns, Winters and Springs,
I'd like to experience without submitting myself...
To complete stupidity.
Not consciously, anyway!
Or for a few tease dollars.

But,
If that's going to be use to motivate...
I may reconsider.
Like I said...
A fool I can do.
Depending on what price is paid.

SURE!
I've got your back.
Don't worry about a thing,
I'll handle that!

~I see!
You will 'always' be a capitalist.~

I see!
You will 'always' have your mouth open,
In times when it should be shut!

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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