Dummies With Smart Phones

Has something insidious

Snuck up on us,

Been stalking for some time,

Tavistock Institute,

Committee of 300,

Think Tanks,

Agenda 21,

Are we intelligent,

In the know, in tune, techies,

Or dummies with smart phones,

Smart TV’s, Facebook pages,

And social media apps.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Edge Of The Heart” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

9:33 AM December 17, 2019


After the confusion

Of the illusions

And slight of hands,

After realizing

How deep and how acrid

The swamp really is,

One lands

In that place

Where others

Refuse to believe,

Cannot conceive

The utter desolation

That has been uncovered.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Edge Of The Heart” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

11.03 AM December 10, 2019

Whistle Blowers

So a congress

Spent millions of dollars

Of taxpayers’ money

On an inquiry

Based on unknown,

Secret whistle blowers,

And conclusions from some

Based on he said that she said

She heard that he said that she

Heard that he said,

While two of perhaps

The most significant


Of our time,

Snowden and Assange

Have been forced into hiding

And exile.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Edge Of The Heart” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

7:48 PM November 17, 2019


The dude in the politically

Correct uniform,

The gal in the inclusive

Silk gown,

Disappeared into the shadows

Leaving minds questioning

The legitimacy of things

And the craziness

Of it all,

Many remembered lovers

And things that happened,

Things that didn’t happen

But should have

In those days

When Life

And love



Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Edge Of The Heart” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

2:22 PM November 14, 2019


Maybe it was

Moons in Scorpio

That took us to that place

That some dream about

 And some don’t have

The capability of imagining,

That place of dancing tongues

And electric eyes

And thighs

Locked and rotating

As if shot

From some distant star.

Stephen Nesbitt ©

From “Edge Of The Heart” www.StrangersAndPoetry.com

6:10 PM October 25, 2019


Canadian Taxes

New Aquitalia 63’                 $1,603,522.40

9.5 % Duty                                   152,334.63

Sub-Total                               $1,755,857.03

5% GST                                         87,792.85

7% PST                                        122,910.00

Total                                       $1,966,559.88

Minus Original Retail              1,603,522.40

Total Duty & Taxes                 $363,037.48

The BC Government (NDP minority) has a 15% Luxury Tax on values from $125,000.00 to $149,999.00 and 20% on $150,000.00 and up. Currently it applies to automobiles for personal use … not boats, yachts, planes.

The Federal Government (Liberal minority) has proposed a 10% Luxury Tax. With the NDP holding the balance of power this could happen and could be higher.

If you are thinking about buying a yacht it might be wise purchase prior to a Luxury Tax perhaps coming into the mix. If you really trust governments when it comes to taxes and your money I suppose there is no rush.