Paradise

Chase asked me to come over.
He said it’s a good day for a swim.
I told him that I don’t like to swim.
Then he said that he had beer too.

I told him that I’d stop by.

When I got there he said,
“Look, Lou, isn’t this nice?”
He pointed at the palms,
and up at the blue sky.

I said, “yeah, I guess.”
Then I grabbed a beer
and sat down in the sunshine.
Maybe this is paradise, I thought.

But then my beer got warm,
and my skin turned red,
and I had to go back inside.

Chase asked where I was going.
I told him that I had to take a shit.
He said, “ok.”

“Thanks for the beer,” I said,
and then I got in my car and left.
I don’t believe in paradise.

43 responses to “Paradise”

  1. Lou…two words… Sun Screen!!!

    Fuck paradise….but buy sunscreen LOL!!!

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    1. haha good advice. ive never been very tan

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  2. Paradise exists only in the mind…it’s not a place. It’s a state of being.

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    1. wow, that was deep. … but i think you’re right

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      1. That was so deep…I might have to post it on my own blog! LOL! (No matter where you go…there you are…)

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  3. You look like you’re having a good time.

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    1. that’s my happy face

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  4. I gained a very nice mental picture😜

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    1. happy you did. thanks for reading

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      1. No. Keep up the good work. Oh amd thank ypu for stopping by my stuff

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        1. i will. and you’re welcome

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  5. Great read, Lou. Really wish you and I could collaborate on something. I think it’d be good..considering our outlooks and styles of writing.. unless you think I smell or something..

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    1. haha im sure you smell. we all do. but id collaborate anyway. could be fun. email me

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  6. Ha I love the ending. Epic.

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  7. Paradise exist but only inside us…..the sun,instead, exist outside and find always the way to burn you alive😱

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    1. so true. so. so. true

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      1. I’m shocked of my own wisdom sometimes 🤩if only I would apply it more often to my own life🤣😱

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        1. haha easier to preach it than practice it

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          1. 🤷🏻‍♀️but I do my best😉

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            1. that counts for something

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              1. Let’s say so😂😎

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  8. I feel ya man. My paradise is in the dark with my drumset and the music blasting full volume. If I went outside I’d probably have to be quiet….

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    1. well fuck the outside world.

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  9. Loved the flow – and the story. Nice work!

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  10. Raw truth. Who doesn’t like it raw?

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  11. I can understand.. “Paradise” is a concept that I have been struggling with, actually… I tend to idealize situation all the time, and I always have to stop and remind myself that “paradise” doesn’t exist, there are no black and white situations, things are always grey…

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    1. i think that’s exactly it. but it’s easy to get caught up believing in paradise

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      1. Yes, I know, it’s an easy trap to fall in… But that’s where our reason has to step in.. 🙂

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  12. You did gift him a floater, though, right? Before you drove off?

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  13. Sun screen is the key to enjoying paradise.

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          1. Can’t have my skin getting all burnt.

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              1. I’ve got to be careful not to singe my butt as I occasionally practice nudism.

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