There is no cure.

Buffalo Nickel

No cents.

In my travels, I have met more than my fair share of people with so little common sense they could not make change for a nickel. Tonight, we are going to have a little fun. We have shared so many stupid moments on M3 with the spam reports and the Friday Follies. Tonight, we are going to approach the inanity a little differently, however.

Make Mine a Rhyme

I would love to call this an ode, as much of the poetry I feature here. Alas, it is not. In light of all of the stupidity, a limerick would have been appropriate, but I have zero talent when it comes to iambs and set meter. It is definitely not a sonnet…more issues with iambs and pentameter and couplets…shudder.

This one is just declared: Poem. And a short one to boot. Not a haiku (see aforementioned affliction with meter), but still a shorty for me. Apparently, the blog posts are getting too long again. Hats off to the ones who have recently kicked me in the inbox for the heads up (or in this case, heads out).

Considering the subject, I kept the title short, albeit not particularly sweet. I hope you are not terminal.

Sadly, there is no cure.

No Cure

If I had my way,
I would disassemble
Every facet of your
Irascible existence.

If for no other reason,
Thank to break it into
Small enough fragments
For it to make some sense.

Not to me, of course,
I have already decided.
But for you to see how
When the path lays out,

From fact to fact to fact
You cannot possibly
Get from there to here.
Of this I have no doubt.

In your faulty thinking,
You took leaps of faith
Over rebuttal, so it’s still
Undeniably invalid.

But why do I bother?
Your blank stare says it all.
No matter what I try,
There’s still no cure for stupid.

(c) Ann Marie Dwyer

There simply is no cure for stupid.


I hope you have a lovely evening…free of all things stupid.

(c) Ann Marie Dwyer 2012
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  1. hehe – i know u r butt what am eye? Stupid lurks in the shadows, it runs rampant in the streets and sits in the booth at Mc-D’s. It is more often than not a root of geography, caused more by sociology than genealogy. Basically, if your friends are stupid, there’s a pretty good chance you are too? They should have laws against stupid laws, like the laws of nature. I can’t be free of all things stupid, I have to live with myself, stupid!

  2. Silence is Golden…..Duct Tape is Silver

    I have T-Shirts with this on it and the duct tape is over the mouths of all my favorite anti-heroes.

    Send me pictures, I will have the shirts made for you and shipped. Cause I wuve you

  3. Which is worse? Stupid people or stupid smart people who have no common sense?

    • I need my people to be able to come in out of the rain. Stupid is a choice. It is having the opportunity to learn and actively turning it down.

  4. Stupid is believing that natural baby formla which is not regulated by the FDA is good for your baby in spite that some have levels of arsenic that can be toxic. Stupid is compounded when the researchers that just released this information won’t release the brand name of the products they studied to learn about the arsenic issue. Stupid plus stupid = twice stupid

  5. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about hun – I see it every day I stick my nose out of the door! 🙁

    Love and hugs!


  6. *stare*
    *blink blink*
    *quick – say something, or she’ll think you’re stupid*
    So… how about this… weather… and… uh…
    *blink blink*

  7. Forest Forest Gump in ” Forest Gump” (Tom Hanks, Sally Fields) as a ‘slow’ kid said “Stupid is as stupid does”. Nothing could be closer to the truth. People, even those purportedly intelligent, do stupid things, get whacked ‘up-side the head’, turn around and do exactly the same stupid thing all over again. There is no cure for stupid. Stupid really is as stupid does, it isn’t necessarily a state of mind. Beauty may fade, but genuine stupid is forever. A clever person once told me that he figured 75%% of people are actually stupid. After a few months of observations, he came back and revised that figure to 98%. “:)

  8. Hehe yes sometimes I just have to shake my head and some people and their lack of common sense. I read your posts Red even when they are the longer versions 🙂 Funny poem, I laughed!

  9. Great poem, well written!
    And while you can’t fix stupid with duct tape, you can use duct tape to truss it up in a corner where it can’t annoy you…

  10. You forgot shovel and bag of lime. Dogs can’t smell through lime. LOL Yes, they can but don’t tell the dumb ones, ok?


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