Monday, July 4, 2016

I A Guy to 7 lb Hamburger Challenge 
A guy meets an attractive lady 
A guy meets a really huge hamburger 


I A Guy (poem) 

Eye
A sigh
A dream come true
Comes into view
What should I do
Just mind your own business
She’s not interested in me
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Why
Not try
To take a chance
Follow that glance
And dare a stance
Just one more crazy thought
A mad man in a trance
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Bye
To my
Reasons to hold back
Things that I might lack
Mindless heart attack
Just what could one girl say
That wouldn’t make my day
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I
A guy
Came over here to see
To set my spirit free
Beside a memory
Just waiting here for me
If fear would let me be 


Playful words with a harsh conclusion compose this poem. One syllable followed by two and then three lines; all rhyming. Then there are two lines that do not rhyme. As the poem progresses they seem to fall in order. All in all a playful play in words. Everything (including the last two lines) seem to be falling in order. Then, we are hit by the hash reality of that last line. 

Many suffer from this challenge when  meeting that someone special or confronted by a strange situation. Not me. I have another challenge. I am an egotist. I was very good at what I did. People put up with me. Somewhere in my late 20s I started to hear what people were saying about me. I was an egotist. How long they were trying to tell me, I don't know. But I was listening now. Lowering my performance was out of the question. I decided to take a different approach. I took on the lowest jobs: like scrubbing the pots and pans, when I volunteered at the soup kitchens or being one of the first to step forward when they needed help cleaning up at my children's school. These things seemed to be working. Or was being a parent slowing "Martin" down? When I joined the Masons, I was great. Not only could I memorize well and put on an impressive performance, I also taught others to do the same. The egotist was back. To counteract this I began to serve coffee and tea to everyone at dinner. I would help to clean the dining room. Then there were the visits to the hospitals and the shut-ins, the charity work and the various behind the scene efforts. All of which I tried to make sure others got credit before me. All this to balance out that egotist. Unfortunately, it all backfired. The more menial tasks I took on, the greater I became in the eyes of others. The egotist was back, more lovable than ever. Martin Kloess a 33rd degree Mason and he serves coffee too. 

So here we are. With two tales. One of a guy who is a prisoner to his fear. One of a guy who is exalted by himself. But aren't we talking about the like thing? It's all in our head. As we can tell from my story, I am no psychologist and I could have addressed my issue more successfully. I know, and I'm confident we all know, this: It all starts with awareness. Being aware that an opportunity for improvement exists. I learned to listen. The guy learned about his fear.  We are so fortunate to live in today's world. Help, individual, personalized help is at our finger tips. Help to become who we want to be. It all begins in here; with that person in that mirror. As wonderful as we are. There is more. And as we continue to unlock that marvel that is us, enjoy. 


How about a little musical fun: Across The Universe "I've just seen a face" 

Guys will be guys 


Matt "Megatoad" Stonie , born May 24, 1992 in San Jose, California, is ranked #1 eating champion (as of this edition) by the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating). El Jefe Burger Shack offers a 7 lb hamburger. Only 4 people, to date, have managed to eat this whopper in the 1 hour time limit. The guys at Dude Perfect heard about this burger. Guys being guys, here was a challenge that couldn't be passed up. 
Now, we may laugh, but we know it's true. "7 lb Burger Challenge | The Dude Perfect Show" 


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The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind 
is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear 
is fear of the unknown. 
H. P. Lovecraft

2 comments:

  1. I suspect most of us have a bit of both inside us - but fall more commonly into one camp than the other. There is not a lot of egoist in me. For good reason.

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    1. I think you are right. Let's see what others think,
      Thank you for your glow

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