Artisan – Post 136 – A Pig That Feeds Himself

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 136

A Pig That Feeds Himself

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I saw a pig that feeds himself

How fat he had become

Amidst a glop of his own slop

His contentment had begun

And no one dined with this large swine

And no one cared to know

How easy to content oneself

Yet sadly quite alone

He mixed the scraps of leftover food

Mealie-pap, bread and fruit

Thinking that to serve oneself

He’d find a greater truth

But then came in the farmer and

A man from the slaughter house

To bait and dig and kill the pig

Smarter than a mouse

And so you see it cannot be

Self-serving is the way

Just ask the ham how well it went

As you eat your eggs today.

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Artisan – Post 135 – It’s A Beautiful Day For Guitar

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 135

It’s a Beautiful Day for Guitar

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It’s a Beautiful Day for Guitar

Verses A D G 

Chorus G A D G 

Bridge C G D

I may be a little bit insane

But listen now to what I have to say

Take the time to hear it as I sing

Cause life today’s a wonderful thing

It’s a beautiful day to play guitar

Take the time to listen to who we are

It’s a beautiful day for guitar

Everybody’s dancing in the rain

Everybody’s hearing what I play

Ain’t nobody gonna hit the hay

Everybody’s loving it today

It’s a beautiful day to play guitar

Take the time to listen to who we are

It’s a beautiful day for guitar

I’m loving Lucy and Lucy’s loving me

Loving so truly as true as love can be

Come with me and hear now what I say

Come with me and we can save the day

Sing with me and love it all the way

Grab your guitar and sit with me and play

It’s a beautiful day to play guitar

Take the time to listen to who we are

It’s a beautiful day for guitar

I’m loving Lucy and Lucy’s loving me

Loving so truly as true as love can be

It’s a beautiful day to play guitar

Take the time to listen to who we are

It’s a beautiful day for guitar

I’m loving Lucy and Lucy’s loving me

Loving so truly as true as love can be 2x

It’s a beautiful day for guitar

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Artisan – Post 134 – What Hurts?

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 134

What hurts?

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I understand actions speak louder than words
But when a homosexual condemns me
For my erratic “insane” behavior
It hurts
When a black man tells me
He can like nearly every color or nationality
But can’t stand a “crazy” man
It hurts
When an activist for civil rights and freedom
Denies that I should be entitled
To those same rights and courtesies he’s fighting for
It hurts
When an intelligent or socially awkward scholar
Becomes uncomfortable when I admit
That I am treated for bipolar
It hurts
When the news or television
Or someone’s personal experience with a “madman”
has been negative or dangerous
and they treat me as though I did it
It hurts
When a woman judges my attractiveness
For not behaving macho or charismatic
For being a man who thinks with his emotions
It hurts
When a convict calls me dangerous
When a drunk or drug addict calls me delusional
When the uneducated call me dumb
It hurts
But when I break and am human
Or give into the hateful and prejudice
Stereotypes they claim
And in a faulty way fight back
It hurts the most.

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Artisan – Post 133 – Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

Artisan by Dan Joyce

©2016

Post 133

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

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Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

 

Verses G C G D G D C G

Chorus C G D G C G D G

 

Sammy was a long hair

Liked to wear his pink shirt

All the boys around him

Liked to tease him so

 

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

What you have to say boy?

Hey Boy Gay Boy

Don’t come out to play

 

Sammy and Vanessa

Liked to play dress up

Wearing pretty dresses

And lots of makeup

 

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

What you have to say boy?

Hey Boy Gay Boy

Don’t come out to play

 

Vanessa had a brother

Who didn’t like her other

Took a bat and hit him

Hard upside his head

 

All the children watched him

And the preacher praised him

Glory to the Christian

Waiting after school

 

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

What you have to say boy?

Hey Boy Gay Boy

Don’t come out to play

 

I don’t care what you say

This is just a hate crime

Don’t let off the bully

Because someone else is odd

 

No one ever told you

That violence is righteous

Or hatefulness heroic

In the eyes of God

 

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

What you have to say boy?

Hey Boy Gay Boy

Don’t come out to play

 

When will we ever stop this?

Hating who is different?

When will we accept those?

Who stand out for themselves?

 

Hey Boy! Gay Boy!

What you have to say boy?

Hey Boy Gay Boy

Don’t come out to play

 

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