Desires of a Post-Modern Daydreamer

Desires of a Post-Modern Daydreamer
by Snow
I want more do wop. I want due diligence. I want more time. I want life… the magazine. At the job, I want a weekend partner that works fast but, I will reluctantly accept a slow one that says God Bless you when I sneeze. I want less hitch in my giddy-up. I wanna be missed. I want more irreverence. I prefer to not have iceberg lettuce but if comes with the sub, I want it very fresh, sliced thin.
I wanna see the Stones. I wanna remember the Ted Nugent concert i did see.  I want all my arguements to be with sane people, we can refer to them as spirited discussions.
I want to make bubble and squeak better than Maya Angelo’s Ex husband can. je parle fracais.  I wanna ask would you hide me out if needed?
I want to know the exact score of Penn State Football games at all times so i can talk to white guys at weddings. I want peace not just for the whole world but for me when watching Survivor. I don’t want to bet on a chestnut colored mare with a scintillating coat.
I want a shot blocking power forward who can board and finish.
I want a bahn mi sandwich with extra veggies. I want Billy Joel to record a new Cd of original material, he can wait until his hips heal.  I want to be thought of as nice.  I wish I lived in a time and a place where lines like “yo, female can i get that area” never work and  “can I read this to you” just might. I want to live to see my son’s sons. I want everlasting life.

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  1. Found this on Post-Modernism: “Postmodernism is a movement away from the viewpoint of modernism. More specifically it is a tendency in contemporary culture characterized by the problem of objective truth and inherent suspicion towards global cultural narrative or meta-narrative. It involves the belief that many, if not all, apparent realities are only social constructs, as they are subject to change inherent to time and place. It emphasizes the role of language, power relations, and motivations; in particular it attacks the use of sharp classifications such as male versus female, straight versus gay, white versus black, and imperial versus colonial. Rather, it holds realities to be plural and relative, and dependent on who the interested parties are and what their interests consist in. It attempts to problematise modernist overconfidence, by drawing into sharp contrast the difference between how confident speakers are of their positions versus how confident they need to be to serve their supposed purposes. Postmodernism has influenced many cultural fields, including literary criticism, sociology, linguistics, architecture, visual arts, and music.
    Postmodernist thought is an intentional departure from modernist approaches that had previously been dominant. The term “postmodernism” comes from its critique of the “modernist” scientific mentality of objectivity and progress associated with the Enlightenment.
    These movements, modernism and postmodernism, are understood as cultural projects or as a set of perspectives. “Postmodernism” is used in critical theory to refer to a point of departure for works of literature, drama, architecture, cinema, journalism, and design, as well as in marketing and business and in the interpretation of law, culture, and religion in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.[1] Indeed, postmodernism, particularly as an academic movement, can be understood as a reaction to modernism in the Humanities. Whereas modernism was primarily concerned with principles such as identity, unity, authority, and certainty, postmodernism is often associated with difference, plurality, textuality, and skepticism.
    Literary critic Fredric Jameson describes postmodernism as the “dominant cultural logic of late capitalism.” “Late capitalism” refers to the phase of capitalism after World War II, as described by economist Ernest Mandel; the term refers to the same period sometimes described by “globalization”, “multinational capitalism”, or “consumer capitalism”. Jameson’s work studies the postmodern in contexts of aesthetics, politics, philosophy, and economics.[2]”
    Anyways, the Poem was indeed the telling of relative desires of truths and i enjoyed the read immensely. If we have our daydreams taken away, what are we left with? …a lot of ugly day-realities! I too, could go for more do-wop, Billy Joel, and less hitch in my giddy-up. lol. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Quasi, doo wop yes. billy joel no. Thanks, by the way, for the definition of post modernism. It brought back memories.
    Snow, if it’s any consolation, comments like: “yo female can I get that area”, seldem worked for me. But then again, neither did “can I read this to you”.

  3. Thank you for posting comments. Quasimofo, good point we need active imaginations and time to daydream. Cloyd, I have seen “Yo, can I get that area” work by someone else and was shocked. Let’s just hope “can I read this to you” will. 🙂 Haggard and Halloo, I was pondering what type of picture you might choose and like the one you picked. Thanks!

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