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THE TIME TRAVELING MINI-VAN

Posted by Dasun Allah on June 11, 2010


Looking through some photo files, I came across a picture my Sun had taken. The image caught my eye and deeply intrigued me. I looked at it, and to me it looked like the minivan in the picture was in warp speed like on Star Trek. Plus, I like the red, yellow and green lights in the picture. But as I looked at it, it began to appear to me as if the minivan was time traveling. It was also apropos, given one of my prevailing themes of the veneration of oriental thought, that the van is eastward bound.

As I thought of this time traveling minivan, the opening line of the poem occurred to me. Then by association, the next thought was of the soccer mom. From there I was phonetically led to “sock a mom,” And the floodgates were opened.

The minivan took me back to bear witness to time. To testify and to lay bare these ugly truths…

TIME TRAVELING MINIVAN

I travel a minivan through time
To days when I knew not of soccer moms
Only dads who would sock a mom and
rupture her eye sockets
Punch her in the ear, so it would leave no marks
Or make like a bar-fight
And break a chair over her back by starlight
Then wake up next morning
Roll over
Apologize and
ask for peace
and a piece
And she so in love would give it all
but ask him to be gentle because
the previous night
has left her just a tad bit sore
I can see them in the rearview mirror
Traveling a minivan through time…

(to be continued…)

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Enta Tha Stage

Posted by Dasun Allah on October 25, 2007

SUNSHINE

As artists we are continually on a quest to find new ways to express ourselves, ferreting out new easels upon which to place our canvasses. This is one of the success factors of the great social experiment of the weblog, places where the world’s Doogie Howsers end the shows of their daily existence typing some life lesson onto a computer screen and, with the push of a button, make it available to the entire world and not just the television audience. While Neil Patrick Harris and his hokey background music has given way to Rev. Run thumbing out words of wisdom while sitting in a bubble bath, the need to self-express and be heard remains.

Sociologists of the future will have a wealth of information from which they will cull their analysis of the 21rst century. Time capsules are no longer some concrete items placed in the cornerstone of a given structure, everyone can create their own in the realms of cyberspace. Bloggers chronicle the everyday from the mundane to the profound, and while some may just follow the light, many will evolve into beacons hailing historians to examine the hallowed halls of their word-processed recollections. Those future souls who will write the tomes of our times, will surely have their work cut out for them as they sift through the masses of data this age of information expends.

Thus I must pound my keys and keep myself in tune. Thus I must chronicle the creativity. Thus I must publish or perish, fasting and praying that the Darwinistic forces that separate the wheat from the chaff of the blogosphere propel these words to eternity.

I am the phoenix.

I rise from the ashes of
the masses of them asses.

I am Dasun.

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