Occam’s Razor


Here we are in September, and I’m still hanging in there with my post a day challenge. I have written a lot of poetry using different styles since I started in January. I’m not saying it has been great poetry. I’ll admit most of it wouldn’t win any contests. Surprisingly, Word Daddy has stuck with me through the ordeal. He still says he wants a raise. This month I plan to write Soliloquies. These are rambling monologues where the poet has conversations with herself. I believe this will be my biggest challenge since I don’t often talk to myself. I want to put a disclaimer right at the front of the adventure. The views expressed are the inner dialog of the poet. They might be total bs, but they are real. The first poem in this series I will call Occam’s Razor.

Occam’s Razor

Keep it simple stupid

Frugality can’t be diluted

when it exists in a simple state.

So many problems the mind can create,

can be diminished to a solution when reduced

Because they are mass-produced

into a complex situation of confusion.

Complicated reasoning is an intrusion

When you multiply factors beyond the necessary

the burden becomes too heavy for you to carry.

The simplest explanation is always the best.

It allows your weary mind to get some rest.

There is a certain economy

in the law of parsimony.

Complicating matters is the game of a fool.

Scrape off the access should be your rule.

Leaves fall from the trees because it is fall

The phone battery died and dropped the call.

The dog was hungry, so he got into the trash.

Don’t jump to conclusions or do anything rash.

You will live a life you can enjoy and savor

If you practice the principles of Occam’s Razor.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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