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11/18/06 | by steveg [mail] | Categories: Poetry, Political

I have listened to so many pundits and self-proclaimed experts during this past season and I just got fed up. I don't want experts, I don't want knowledge. I want teachers, true teachers. So I have been taking Horace's advice. BTW I shot this on the streets of Charlotte, NC when I was getting coffee'd up at SCAA.

In case you forgot (yeah forgot CMSD)who Horace was, he was THE poet during Caesar Augustus's time. He was the one that coined the terms like "carpe diem" and "nil desperandum." This stuff didn't come out of Hollyweird.

More for our jack ass politicos and that includes all you blogging geniuses that realize writing about elections with party-bigoted bias means anything:

"Once a word has been allowed to escape, it cannot be recalled."

"It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire."

"I am not bound over to swear allegiance to any master; where the storm drives me I turn in for shelter."

"Force without wisdom falls of its own weight."

"To flee vice is the beginning of virtue, and to have got rid of folly is the beginning of wisdom."

Not bad 2185 year old advice. (I guess this post shows why Chris Seper called me "preachy" a couple of years ago.)


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