IN THE FACE OF TRIVIA

“Police have said when they arrived at the scene where a 38-year-old Mpumalanga mother of two was shot dead, they found her youngest daughter crying over her body.”
“Police have raided the Zimbabwe’s MDC’s headquarters and took away about 60 people, says a spokesperson a day after the party’s leader withdrew from a run-off vote.”
“A Macedonian journalist branded a “monster” over suspicions he raped and killed elderly women before writing about the murders, has killed himself in prison.”

Mr. Tsvangirai’s bowed out to
make way and stop
the insane despot from
more manic
blood on the tracks.
While Mr. Malema spouts
irrational crap, another kid
cries over merciless loss
of maternal life.
Am I supposed to mourn
the suicide of a Macedonian
monster? Maybe I’ll drink
Merlot to that!
How trivial it seems, to
go off to lunch. Indeed;
does anyone care or consider
the relevance of shoes
or the importance of
fake fur jackets and
Rimmel or Mac?

©Cindy Taylor 2008

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. granny1947 says:

    It makes one feel guilty about enjoying the little things in life.
    I wonder if they will still expect Nelson to be there tonight?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Have they told him about his grand daughter’s death? Someone said they’re keeping all bad news from him.

      1. nrhatch says:

        We are here to enjoy the “little things in life” ~ simple pleasures are life’s treasures.
        But we need to really stay in the moment and ENJOY them.
        We need to stop getting distracted by minor annoyances ~ a rude comment, an inept waiter.

        Let it go . . . go with the flow.

        If we don’t, we’re just going through the motions and need not be here at all.

  2. Adeeyoyo says:

    Brilliant, Cindy! Our priorities are all wrong, but we (the sane among us) feel so helpless…

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s hard to maintain hope in the face of what we read.

  3. That accident made me realise the importance of only driving around DURING the games and not when the drunken maniacs are on the road.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m staying put.

  4. Rose says:

    You and I are sort of on the same wavelength at the moment it seems. I did a similar post yesterday. Well written as always Cin!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ve emailed you Rose, thanks for the visit.

  5. nrhatch says:

    The Nelson Mandela foundation said later Mandela would not attend Friday’s World Cup opening ceremony and game in Johannesburg, dashing South Africans’ hopes the frail 91-year-old former president would make a rare appearance.

    Mandela and his family were “torn up” by the accident, the foundation added. Mandela would be at the ceremony in spirit, a foundation spokesman added.

  6. slpmartin says:

    The sadness of this accident touches many of us around the world because of our high respect for Mandela….and for the lost of another child’s life needlessly.

  7. Lyndatjie says:

    This broke my heart… he loves his family so much and deserves to have them around him now that he can sit back and enjoy their company…. 😦

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