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Cryptic Catchphrases

April 8, 2021

Ooops, this allllmost got lost

In the topical blog sauce cue

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Cryptic Catchphrases

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Popping up everywhere

“Your City” “Strong”

Believe in “Your City”

“Your City” blah, blah blah etc…

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“Respectfully I say

What the #uck does that mean?”

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– George Carlin

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Not to be completely insensitive

Since they popped up after

Stay at home orders were issued

At first I kinda got it, sorta, maybe

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Then you read it again elsewhere

In a different but similar city

Over and over again and again

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“Your City” “Strong”

Believe in “Your City”

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My first inclination is to question stuff

Unlike the sign that reads

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This lane Right Turn Only

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A clear directive followed by

A black arrow pointing right

Boom, point made and taken

No ambivalence of meaning

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Each and every time it is read

For everyone who reads it

Even if the only thing they see

Is a black arrow pointing right

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However “Believe in “Your City”

Is vague without direction

Passed by often enough

One can only desperately

Try to decipher its meaning

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If you don’t believe in it

What is going to happen

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(If you clap your hands or do not

Tinkerbell will still be okay *)

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A city is an entity made up

Of people occupying buildings

In a set parameter for tax purposes

Distant or adjacent to other cities

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Am I the only one questioning this

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Here’s another one I saw

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“Pray for our country”

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“Respectfully I say

What the #uck does that mean?”

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– George Carlin

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# 1 Pray to who or what

# 2 Pray for how long

# 3 If someone else reads the sign but their prayer in some way contradicts my prayer do they cancel each other out?

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How about “Pray For Our Globe”

……Nevermind…….

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That might be something

Buddha, Allah or Jesus might suggest

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Here’s another sign

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Have faith in god……….

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? Which one ????????

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………to do ?????? What?

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Seriously what?

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Just faith

As a verb, a noun, an adjective

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What other catchphrase represent

Such empty words from empty vessels

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Besides at some point

These signs will come down

As they are now

For a variety of reasons

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To which I wonder

Did their directives work?

Or not

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Unfinished sentiments

Carried out to no end

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Save someone profiting

……Off of sign making

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I just knew if I kept writing

I would figure it out…Ta-dah

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Wasting money on resources

Ink, plastic, trees and t-shirts

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“Just an observation,

Maybe I need

Different glasses.”

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– Angelo Devlin

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“The Tinkerbell effect is an American English expression describing things that are thought to exist only because people believe in them. The effect is named after Tinker Bell, the fairy in the play Peter Pan, who is revived from near death by the belief of the audience.”

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– Wikipedia

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