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When all people are no longer created equal

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:35 am
by secretnude
When some people
are biologically
or technologically
superior
to other people,
should Homo Sapiens
lobby for legislation
for affirmative action
due to being inferior
to Homo Superior?

I am a Homo Sapiens
in Washington
drafting
legislation
necessary to protect
the few remaining
Humans
living
among biological
and technological
Posthumans.

I will apply the 'Difference Principle'
by John Rawls as a principle
that will allow us to compensate
for the naturally
and artificially
occurring
inequalities.

Inequalities
in Human Beings
can be fixed by being
given a chance to
either upgrade to
a posthuman
or to
remain human
with protections
against discrimination.

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The Last Human on Earth is not a Man but a Woman

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:12 am
by secretnude
Here lies the last Human
on Earth or the 'Omega man'
that is not a man
but a woman.

All Humans
made the Posthuman
transition
as a biological
or a technological.

She died at the age of 120
that you see
is the naturally
occurring lifespan
of our Human
ancestors.

We thank our Human
ancestors
for allowing the Posthuman
transition to occur in a peaceful
manner as we remember
her
beautiful
life
as a mother
and a wife
to several Posthumans
that thought it was inhuman
for her
to remain Human
and die
when immortality for her,
they could buy.

Les miserables

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:04 am
by secretnude
"Melancholy”,
wrote Victor Hugo,
“is the happiness of being sad.”

I may not be French
like Hugo
but I have sadly
the French
tendency towards being
a depressive being
despite being
rich like the French
and quite intellectual like the French.

I might as well be French
but unhappily, I don't
speak French
and I don't
have any French
ancestor as
far as
I am aware.

I tend towards introspective depression
and somehow love being
a depressed
being.

My negativity
hasn't stifled my creativity
like some French literary
clique for whom ennui
is a way of life and a philosophy.

Cats that are depressed in real life do exist

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:35 am
by secretnude
I recently learned that
Henri, the Internet Tuxedo Cat
that
seemed so French
is actually not French
but an American Cat.

I feel like a Henri, not French
but very French
in spirit.

I love cats
and the depressive
and expressive
French.

Henri
the Depressed Cat
for me
was an irresistible combination
that
was unsurprisingly proved a fake.

However, it didn't take
away for me the enjoyment
the moments
of feline sadness and I know that
some Cats
can actually be depressed.

One of my Cats
should be depressed
for losing her kittens but the Cat
seems happy
unlike me.

Am I a Man or a Machine?

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:39 pm
by secretnude
"What is my purpose in life?",
asked a genetically superior
vat
grown WonderSoldier
to himself that
recently took an order from superiors
that
are genetically inferior.

Life
for a soldier
consist of following
obeying
orders as if you're a machine.

"Am I a machine?",
wondered
the WonderSoldier
as he parachuted down
enemy territory with a frown
with every muscle performing
at peak efficiency
with no notable deficiency.

In the darkness,
the WonderSoldier
landed
on desert sand
with nary a witness.

This WonderSoldier
is on the hunt for a Terrorist Leader
with a WonderTeam
of Posthumans
on the sands of Afghanistan.

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We Cats are responsible for a xenocide Cat decades ago

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:05 pm
by secretnude
On the Battleship GalactiCat,
a Xenobiologist Space Cat
that
knows Space Cat
history
resolved the mystery
of why the shifty
Alien Shapeshifters
are after
the Space Cats
that
did get
to colonize
this nice
planet
that
the GalactiCat
is currently orbiting.

Some samples obtained
from the dead Shapeshifter's
remains
proved that
the Shapeshifter
came from the Planet Izgon
that
is gone
because of us Space Cats.

We Space Cats
did the
Milky Way Galaxy
a favor by eliminating
the bulk of the shifty
Alien Shapeshifters
with Atomic Weapons
before Cyborg Terrans destroyed our Space Cat
Planet Krat
with Antimatter Weapons.

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Navel gazing while revising a Novel

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:31 am
by secretnude
I gazed at a draft
of my novel
close to my bare
navel.

I felt a draft
blow around my bare
body
with nobody
around.

I constantly found
items to revise
and I surmise
that this novel
will not come out
until my demise
without a doubt.

My mom said I wasn't good enough
and I feel like my novel
wasn't good enough
even for me, who was author
that dared
to write this novel
while mostly bare.

My inner parent
is an editor
telling this author
that my efforts are apparently
no good
putting me in a bad mood.

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Lean, Mean, Posthuman American Fighting Machines....

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:35 am
by secretnude
This American
WonderTeam of Posthumans
in the desert sands
of Afghanistan
killed a few Afghan
Terrorist Humans
with only their
bare
hands,
since I understand
they had the shocking
ability to kill by touch
like an electric eel that
shocks
with a current that's
too much.

The high Compound walls
didn't have to fall
for the Posthuman
WonderTeam to invade
this Terrorist Compound
without passing through the Gates
of Hades
since these Posthumans
have the ability of a lizard to stick
on the walls
without having to fall.

These Posthumans
are quite quick
like a Big Cat
that's
quite slick.

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My Theory on Negativity has some basis in fact....

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:34 am
by secretnude
I may have been born a pessimist
and no stinking
self help book
is going
to change me
to be
an optimist
as I got the Dr. Norman Vincent Peale Book
"The Power of Positive
Thinking"
as a gift and it doesn't work for me.

For me,
negativity
beats positivity
positively
and Julie Norem, PhD has published "The Positive
Power of Negative
Thinking" that
proves that
negativity
can be positively
good for us 'defensive pessimists'.

I would like the glass half empty people
or the 'defensive pessimists'
to get respect from the glass half full people
or the 'strategic optimists'.

Being Negative paid off big time for me

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 6:50 am
by secretnude
It is my theory
that in a Zombie
apocalypse the defensive pessimists
would outnumber the strategic optimists
since we pessimists
would be more prepared than the optimists.

In a scenario that
isn't that
bad, pessimists
would care
to overprepare.

I was a compulsive saver
since I was overpreparing
for retirement early in my twenties
and I was rich in my thirties.

I could never have foreseen
getting
a Pituitary Tumor in my late thirties
and it has been
not hard for me
since you see
I have been saving
for retirement very early
in my career
due to various fears.

Edit More!

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 7:34 am
by secretnude
My inner parent was right
as what I write
isn't worth the paper it's written
on
and I trudge on
with my edits.

I kept editing
until I saw
that
there are no more flaws
but when I read the draft more
I saw
things that
I didn't see before
and hence I "edit more".

My inner parent whispers some more
like Edgar Allen Poe's Raven,
"Edit More!"

My book will never
ever
break even
given
the effort that
I put at
putting
a polish.

I don't relish
my inner parent telling
me to "Edit More!"
like what happened before.

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I dropped down dizzy to the floor and I edit no more...

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:35 am
by secretnude
I was editing my
novel some more
when I heard my
publishing agent
knock on my
door
like what has happened before
and I told my
publishing agent
that I needed to "edit more!"

I dropped down
dizzy with a frown
naked on the floor
and my
agent knocked on the door
some more.

I woke up in a gown
in a bed
with a bandaged head
with my
agent telling me
to let things be
since my
novel
was a hit.

I hit
my
head
on the floor due
to
overwork
and my
novel
no longer needed any rework.

The umbilicus, I cuss!

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:25 am
by secretnude
I got well
from a bump to my head.

I felt unwell
when I reread
my novel,
since as I dread,
I heard once more
the voices in my head
that screamed ever more,
"EDIT MORE!"

I edited once more
the novel
as I gazed at my bare navel
that once was my lifeline
to my Mom
who wasn't fine.

Mom
told me I wasn't
good enough
and I felt that my novel
wasn't
good enough.

The umbilicus,
I cuss!

I am still connected to Mom
even when Mom
is already gone
and I am on my own
and alone.

The perfect is the enemy of the good.

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 10:50 am
by secretnude
The perfect
is the enemy of the good.

I had to let go of my inner perfectionist
to be good
at work and at writing
the stuff you're now reading.

My Mom was a perfectionist
and that perfectionism,
I had to cut like an newborn's
umbilical
cord which was critical
to me not throwing
away so much of my writing
that you're now reading.

This literary newborn
is quite prolific
and it would be terrific
if I could get published one day.

In days
of yore,
I might have screamed, "Edit more!"
but I barely edit
anything anymore
unlike before.

Editing for a win

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:11 am
by secretnude
I remember an award winning
interschool
high school
essay that I wrote but I wasn't grinning
since almost all of my words were edited
by my 'Editor'
or my high school
Journalism Instructor.

As a talented teen,
I felt really green
having seen
my work improved
in ways that
proved
critical to my win
but all my ideas that
were contained within
my draft was conserved
and rightfully preserved.

I look back and wonder
if I could have made it as a writer
but writing
computer code for a living
is far more lucrative
even if literature is more evocative.

Don't deprive a neoGrumpy Cat of his grumpy powers

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:53 am
by secretnude
In the neonet,
we do get
celebrity pets
like the neoGrumpy Cat
that
actually
talks and it's actually
grumpy
due
to
a bad neurochip interface
that
we can see on the Cat's
grumpy
face.

neoGrumpy Cat
has refused treatment for Cat
depression
as the Cat
found that
chill
pills
hampered his creative expression.

His owners will just have to tolerate
the Cat's
grumpiness that
at any rate
makes this Cat
a wealthy
Cat
even if this Cat
isn't mentally healthy.

What
price do you place on the well being
of a sentient being
if being
unhealthy
makes the being
wealthy?

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The Last Human Politician in Washington makes a stand

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:36 pm
by secretnude
I would compare unenhanced humanity
to living
with a disability
due to my inability
to remember things
that matter to me
unlike the Posthumans
with selective
perfect recall
that could recall
things
that they elect
to index in their auxiliary engram
storage unit that is easy to program
for these neurochipped beings.

I'm still relying
on an old fashioned Smartphone
that will soon be gone.

I will soon be gone
as I elect to die as a Human
and not become a Posthuman
since I can't stand
a neurochip
in my head
or my head's
contents stored in a chip.

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I'm so Happy

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:57 pm
by secretnude
We are Terran colonists
in an offworld colony
and this colony
is being infected by happiness.

However, we aren't happy
with this happiness
infection
as the happy
colonists
do lose critical
thinking abilities and the infected
colonists
do get hypersexual
and spread the happiness
even more
than before.

In a few weeks after they get happy,
they become Happy
Zombies
that
are out to eat
the brains of the pessimists
that
the Zombies
want to defeat.

I am a born pessimist
and immune to this Happy
Zombie
Virus.

I'm trying to secure
a cure
to this obscure
virus
for sure.

Re: Secretnude's Drabble Poetry Corner

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:51 pm
by strawman
I believe you're onto something, Mr. Secret.
Vampires have been rehabbed and mainstreamed, but zombies are still pretty much zombies. How about a series on the food channel called The Zombie Gourmet. Give it a kind of "Chopped" vibe.

Or 19 Zombies and Counting, the real life story of a large family of Mormon Zombies?

Then, there's Little People Zombies; or ZET, featuring Blug's Family Reunion and Blug Goes to Jail, or Zombie Tow Truck, or Dead Dynasty.

The world needs to mainstream Zombies, so it can move on to Banshees.

Mindless laughter and joy that I don't really enjoy

Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:10 am
by secretnude
The Happy Zombies
smile a lot and are quite friendly
and they will try to infect
you with their infectious
laughter that spreads the airborne Zombie
Virus that makes their victims happy.

I learned that the Happy Zombie
Virus may have spread
I dread,
via our many
Comedy
Clubs in this offworld Terran Colony.

Comedians
are the worst vectors for the spread
of the Happy Zombie
Virus.

We may have initially got the Zombie
Virus
by eating the native fauna
or flora
in this Planet
that will soon get
to be too happy
and mindless
unless
I secure
a cure.