Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Simple (Blogophilia 48.4)




A title
Ruler of the world
Riches abound
Fates determined
Is it my responsibility?
No.

Not a moonwalking king
Another clay idol.
To be taken down
In a blaze of glory.

Human, I am
Wishing nothing more
Than a glass of retsina
An a sliver of baklava

The great wealth
Of the soul
Is to live frugally
Contentment to the soul.

Simple life
Simple soul
Slipping into the ether
Heard no more.  

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Topic-Tyler Myrth
Lucretius Quote-Sallon Newlove
Baklava-Ruggi

Pic-Falcon
More pic guesses-Idol, Thriller, Black or white, Glove, Beat It. 

21 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure I'd make a great ruler of the world for maybe a day and then I'd end up shooting myself

    Chuck

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    1. There is a lot to be said for the simple life.

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  2. Don't shoot yourself chuck - nice post Chris

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    1. I agree Houston is not much of a city for tourists either But we had a wonderful visit and Lori and I enjoyed taking photos together

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  3. Wonderful message Chris... less is more...small is beautiful.

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  4. wonderful thoughts, expertly composed...great job!
    Jay

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  5. I've had retsina - now that is an acquired taste. I'm good with the baklava though. Thanks for the vote. I'm voting for me too.

    Sallon

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    1. I like retsina chased with a demitasse of espresso. Then finished with the baklava. Warm and dripping.

      ALMOST better than sex. Almost...:)

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  6. Yes, so many of our heroes don't stand much scrutiny... Of course, if you were a wise person, why submit yourself to the media storm and run for office? David II

    Nice topic vote!

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    1. I know better than that. I deal with politicians at work. That's enough.

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  7. I think I could live under your rule! Nissmech

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  8. Marvin here :D

    I'll drink to that -- the simple life!!

    8 points, Earthling!! :D

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  9. The great wealth
    Of the soul
    Is to live frugally
    Contentment to the soul.

    Love this. Ain't it the dang truth?

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  10. The finer things of life are the simple things. :)

    ~Leta

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  11. I vote forthe simple life! Joanie
    Oh and Baklava too! mmmm

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  12. very nicely done Christopher .. words that lightly touch the page.. I enjoyed the read a lot ...

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