Zaffen: Profile

Zaffen Passed Away in April 2016

Just a simple old, country boy.
Older than dirt and twice as ugly.

A Disabled Vietnam Veteran, who's unashamedly proud to be an American.
If you're running down my country, you're walking on the fighting side of me.

Never got to go to college.
Now, since I see what is produced, I'm glad.

I put down the things I feel, wonder or think about.
If somehow it is considered a poem or a decent story,
rather then a stream of consciousness, Cerebral Diarrhea,
or signs of a Diseased Mind, then so be it.

I sometimes delve into trying to make people think.
Difficult at the best of times.
Far better minds then my own have tried and failed.

Ah, youth is wasted on the young or so I've heard.
Would I go back and change anything if I could?

No, for to do so would not necessarily be for the better and would wipe out the good that has come of this adventure that is, laughingly, called Life.

So many soapboxes, so little time and energy. LOL

I chose long ago not to be a victim, slave or intimidated and have lived accordingly ever since.
I replied to someone once, when cautioned not to speak,
"The only thing they can do is kill me."

Death smiles at us all. All we can do is smile back.~"The Gladiator."

My favorite phrases are:

"Lead, follow or get out of the way."

"Works for me."

"Smoke and drink to your hearts content, there are far too many people on this planet anyway."

"The only really safe intimate contact, is none at all."

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

"Never ask someone to do something you are not willing to do yourself."

Be well;
Zaffen (http://allpoetry.com/Zaffen)