Monthly Archives: July 2012

You cannot give away something you have not got

You cannot give away something you have not got.
You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.
What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
A government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not take first from someone else.
You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.
When half the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea it does no good to work because somebody else will get what they have worked for, that is the beginning of the end of the nation.
Sadly politicians buy our votes with promises which cannot be economically sustained, and lead us into bankruptcy.
We all have to work and play our part in any society if we wish to proper and live a respectable and comfortable life.

It’s your turn Big Boy

 

The old woman prospector shuffles wearily back to town,
With her mule, the thought of the saloon bar curtailed her frown.
When she arrived there outside she tied her mule to the hitch rail,
She was nearly home from an arduous and back breaking trail.
She stood by her mule shaking off the desert dust and sand.
When out of the saloon swaggered a gunslinger with gun in hand,
With a bottle of whiskey half empty, he felt he could conquer the world,
He was looking for a victim on which his bullying could be hurled.
He espied the old woman and shouted”  Get dancing to please me,
If you don’t you will get a bullet from me for free.”
The gunslinger laughed and  shot bullets close to her feet,
The old woman jumped, skipped and hopped so the bullets she could cheat.
A crowd collected and jeered at the old woman’s effort to dance,
He kept shooting giving the terrified old woman no chance.
He loaded his gun four times in a row,
She had no time to relax or go a little slow.
When he had shot his last bullet he shouted with a grin,
“You can stop now you stupid woman, your dancing was only fit for the bin.
He turned round to go back to the saloon to continue to drink,
After a few paces he heard a sound that made him stop and think.
The old woman had turned to her pack mule, pulled out a double barrelled shot gun.
Cocked both hammers, now it was her time to have some fun.
The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air,
The crowd became silent wondering what would be the outcome of this strange affair.
On hearing the clicks the gunman turned very slowly around and saw
A determined old lady who was going to settle a score.
In her hand she held two barrels threatening instant death,
In seconds he could be drawing his very last breathe.
She said quietly” Big Boy, have you ever licked a mule’s bottom clean?”
The gunslinger  swallowed  hard  and said” No mam, but willing to learn I am most keen”
 
                               
                                                  Moral
I hope you find this humorous. There are five distinct lessons for us all to learn here.
1.     Never be arrogant.
2.     Don’t waste ammunition or anything which you might need in the future.
3.     Whiskey, drink, drugs makes you think you are smarter than you are. You become over confident.
4.     Always make sure you know who is in power.
5.     Don’t mess about with old women; they did not live to a ripe old age by being stupid.
 
Terry Godwin          www. thelaughingpoet.co.uk