Material Things

I don’t take care of myself
but that’s ok,
because we live in a day and age
when material things are
more important anyway.
And I have a lot of things:
clothes
and hats
and diamond earrings.
The more the better
I think,
or they say,
yeah,
the more the better,
that’s how the commercials go.
And I do feel better now,
with all of my shit,
because material things
give me value,
and status,
and a passion for
style and fashion
that I didn’t know I had.
I just can’t help but
wonder where we’d be
if the ads told us
to take care of ourselves?

54 responses to “Material Things”

  1. Good question right there! I’ve been following you and I love almost all of your writings. Keep it up, Lou and I look forward to more meaningful posts like this.

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    1. thats a lot of pressure. hope i dont disappoint. … haha and thank you

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  2. Indeed Brother…Indeed!!

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    1. its the world we live in. thanks for reading

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  3. aguycalledbloke Avatar
    aguycalledbloke

    Lou – awesome post my friend, really excellent read and so very, very true of todays market stance 🙂

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    1. thank you very much. i appreciate that

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      1. Pleasure Lou 🙂

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  4. But they do! They tell us to buy vitamins and food complements and liquid collagen. And what about all those face creams, lotions, body butters? Shampoos to make our hair shine, gels to make them rise?

    Great post, Lou!

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    1. funny how they still profit though … and thank you

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      1. Our health is profitable, our sickness too.

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      2. it is

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    2. You forget to mention that most of those lotions targeting 40 plus have models who are 25minus🙄

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      1. Very true, Ortensia!

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    1. thank you.. and thanks for the reblog. very nice of you

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      1. No worries man🍻

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  5. Reblogged this on RamJet Poetry and commented:
    Hell yeah

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  6. Love the satire, and yes to this poem.

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    1. thank you.

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    1. yeah. maybe. we’d all kill ourselves if we didn’t have fun things to buy

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    1. very kind of you. thanks

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  7. In the end it just twists..likes

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    1. thank you for reading

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  8. In the words of Whitman, everyone’s demented with the mania of owning things! 😞

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    1. too true

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    1. probably

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  9. […] This lou rasmus is more than just a hairdo to die for. Check out his recent post, MATERIAL THINGS. […]

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    1. thank you for sharing this

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  10. Great post dear…really.very true

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    1. thank you

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      1. You are most welcome😀

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    1. maybe

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  11. I come here for the pain and hurt… but every now and then you hammer a nail of thought into my brain… slap me with reason… choke me with feeling… and I like it…

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    1. damn. im happy you get that out of this. thanks for reading

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    1. i think so, sadly

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  12. I need to be more commercial! 😉

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    1. do it

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  13. Adnama72.wordpress.com Avatar
    Adnama72.wordpress.com

    A good question at the end. The ads should have told us to take better care of ourselves.

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    1. if only they did

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    1. thank you

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  14. The self an ad addresses is not the self to take care of.

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    1. very true

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  15. I don’t think we would do what those ads tell us to do. Like, I saw videos on how to exercise while sitting in a chair. I thought, “Hey, I can do that!” because I can’t stand for long or walk far. But have I actually done it yet? No. But I am seriously considering doing it!

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    1. haha they make you think you want it

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  16. World is our workshop where we create what we are inspired to create. We don’t take inspiration/information from the world, but from imagination.

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    1. right on. nice point

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  17. best blog on wordpress, hands down!

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    1. damn. thank you very much

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