Poem of the Week: Something for Nothing

Hello, readers!

Has it ever angered any of you when people who more or less do nothing at all in their lives receive an insane amount of fame and fortune while so many other people in the world bust their backs on a regular basis to earn a single paycheck or, worse yet, try to find a decent job that will provide them just that? If so, then I hope the following sestina will resonate with you in such a sense. Without further ado, then, here’s Something for Nothing. Please enjoy!


Something for Nothing
June 7, 2013

Sometimes people can be such assholes
When it comes to accepting responsibility,
Being more content to dodge it instead
Of actually owning up and accepting
That which Fate has given them and making
The most out of it for their own benefit.

It’s just all too easy nowadays for people to benefit
From simply sitting around their homes being assholes,
And yet, there are so many out there making
Tracks in their search for responsibility
And to make matters worse is how accepting
Society is of all this mess when one would think it’d be vice-versa instead.

Whatever happened to when blood, sweat, and tears got one places instead
Of sitting on one’s indolent ass reaping benefit after benefit—
When one had to work hard and earn what one wanted before accepting
It as opposed to simply knowing the right group of assholes—
When being an adult and showing responsibility
Was the key to determining how much of an income one would be making?

Now look at the mess our civilization has been making
When we all can turn things around and fix them instead
Of sitting by idly and forsaking our responsibility
To see to it that the back-breaking masses benefit
For their hours upon hours of mental and physical labor while all the assholes
Get jack squat for doing jack squat and of the new status quo learn to be accepting.

After all, why should we be accepting
Of these back-asswards circumstances we’ve been making
That punish hard workers yet reward lazy assholes?
Why can’t it be the other way around instead?
Last time I checked, such a model has oftentimes provided more benefit
To those who were too grown up to shirk adult responsibility.

We all must rise up and accept responsibility
And learn to stop being so mindlessly accepting
Of the current way of things where sloth and ignorance benefit.
If ever there was a time for us to be making
Progress as a civilization, that time would be now instead
Of sometime after we end up breeding a new generation of assholes…

…so no more enabling society’s assholes! Let them take on responsibility
And earn their keep instead, lest they don’t wish to be accepting
Of the progress our culture shall be making from which they refuse to benefit.


That should do it for this week. Hopefully, for those of you who are still waiting for your day to come, it will, and all your days of struggling will become little more than a distant memory, no matter how unpleasant. Aside from that, though, thank you for stopping by to check out my stuff, and as always, feel free to check out my author pages at Smashwords.com, Amazon.com, and Amazon.co.uk to familiarize yourselves with my current body of publications. In the meantime, happy reading!

Dustin M. Weber


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