What Shall I Do?

How shall I finish, how shall I start,

Is it always fair to follow matters of the heart?

In the clutches of passion,

to stay buried while the whole world collapses,

would be foolish in a fleeting moment passing.

I’m counting on people now,

I couldn’t count on then,

When will I learn?

I could do it all, but I’m not the only soul with a pen.

Let it go, that’s what I tell myself,

get to work,

and put those other books on the shelf.

The road less traveled seems like a waste of time,

because there is none for all these rights and lefts,

where are you to follow through on what I suggest?

Forget it man, I’m not going back to bed,

I’m awake now and blazing the trail ahead.

And what about love?

And,

what would I do if push came to shove?

She’ll be waiting there when I get home,

If it’s real, but if not,

I shall finish alone.

The Humanity Bureau

Rating: 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Top Actors/Actresses: Nicolas Cage, Sarah Lind (😍), Hugh Dillon, Jakob Davies, and Vicellous SHannon

Time: 94 minutes

Year: 2017

I loved this movie, and it actually gave me chills. I should probably let you know this isn’t a true movie review. Sometimes when I watch a movie I like and consider good, it usually awakens something in me, resonates with me, or gets the wheels turning. The Humanity Bureau did all three.

The movie takes place post-food shortage, post-economic collapse, post-modern civil war, and post-total breakdown. The government gave up and turned the reins over to a corporation that’s monitoring and controlling the people of America. Walls were built all around the country to close off the borders. Citizens had to produce and be considered an asset just to stay in a dirty dwelling with contaminated water. If you were unproductive, The Humanity Bureau would take you to a new colony know as New Eden.

That’s all I’m going to tell you about the movie. You really need to watch it for yourself, and I’m not going to ruin that for you.

My thoughts: Anytime someone mentions building walls and or securing a border, I always wonder, is it to stop people from coming in, or prevent the people inside from leaving. In this movie it was the latter. In reality it does both. I’m not going to argue that what took place in the movie is happening in real life, because….it was just a movie.

BUT, I’m starting to see a common thread.

Anyone who prevents you from living your life and pursuing liberty and freedom is an enemy. Everyone in that movie told Nicolas cage he would never make it out of the current situation. They gave every reason; the radiation was too high, the people out there will rape and kill you, you’re not going to make it because no one ever does, etc. etc.

Anyone who infringes on your God-given freedom is your enemy. Be extremely wary of the people who are forcing you to do something.

Have a good evening and a blessed day tomorrow!

Lunatic 2 The Dark Side (Teaser)

Followers, fans, and readers, I love and appreciate all of you.

And now, a little teaser.

“Either way, the odds are stacked against me, so I figured this would be a great time to talk to you. I watch the news, I read the newspapers, and I listen to the radio. I listen to people talking about me in public. No one has any idea that I’m the lunatic. Thank God, no one turned in my direction to ask for an opinion. I don’t even know what I would say. I mean, would I be able to sit there and talk to someone about me? I don’t know, but here’s the thing. People want to know what happened to me. Yes, there’s another phase to this. All kinds of professionals and doctors are meeting to discuss me and my psychological condition. They have questions of their own.”

That was a snippet from Lunatic 2 The Dark Side, a chapter in my new book.

Lunatic 2 is short story fiction, and you can read the entire chapter, including the first part, Lunatic in Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories.

If you would like to purchase a copy, you can visit your local Barnes & Noble, or click on the link below for more information.

Have a wonderful night and a blessed day tomorrow.

I Didn’t Know

When I was hard at work in the Journalism program at William Paterson University, I would sometimes take short breaks, walk to the local 7Eleven, and buy a copy of the Star Ledger. The Star Ledger, now that was a newspaper.

When I moved to Pennsylvania I bought the Morning Call, and I was like what is this, anyway…….

I would sit in my car and thumb through the paper. I played football at the time so the Sports Section was most important, especially on Mondays after the NFL played on Sunday.

“Thank God for the Sports Section, it’s the only thing that’s real,” that’s what I used to say.

Real. What did I mean by real back then because at that time (2000-2003), there was not a doubt in my mind that the Middle East and Muslim terrorists were responsible for 911, and that was almost twenty years before President Trump began calling out the mainstream media?

Real. What did mean by real?

Ten years later it came to me.

New York Giants 19 Washington Redskins 10.

This is a fact, and you cannot debate it. It doesn’t matter how much you hate either team, and it doesn’t matter how much you inject your poisonous personal opinions (PPO’s) into the article itself; at then end of it all, you have to accept the New York Giants as the winner because of the score.

Case closed.

Now, if we can just keep out all the political over and undertones and propaganda, we might get our sport back.

Have a blessed day.

Manifesting Smorgasbord 2

I’m going to share a little something that happened today that I thought was awesome.

In my new book Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish, there’s a story that’s spilt into two separate chapters, it’s called Witches In Heat, Part 1 and Part 2.

It’s about a guy, who gets taken back in time by a girl working at a local Farmer’s Market. While walking to the store to buy a new laptop for work, he comes across a barn that’s really a store selling fresh fruits and vegetables. His walk was a long one so he stopped at the barn to take a break, and while he was there he fell asleep. When he woke up there was a dark cloud overhead, and that’s when all the strangeness begins.

The inspiration for this story came from a day when I actually spilled coffee on my laptop. I didn’t have a car at the time so I walked to the local Target. On my way there I saw a red barn. I didn’t stop or anything, but that’s where the inspiration for the story came from.

Since writing that story I haven’t been back that way, but today, now that I have my car, I decided to drive over to where the Target is. On my way home, I passed the barn on my right, and there was a girl outside mowing the grass. The barn was open and they were selling flowers, and fresh fruit like raspberries and blueberries.

I had to stop! LOL

This will be amazing to you when you read the story in Smorgasbord 2, but I stopped. Without getting too in depth, many of the details written in the story were coming to fruition right in front of me. It was so eerie, especially when the raincloud rolled in, but like I said, when you read the story you’ll appreciate this post.

I should’ve stayed there..

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July 2021! 245 years ago on July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was formally adopted by congress.

Americans today recognize the 4th of July as the day we claimed our independence from Great Britain. We celebrate it by barbequing, spending time with friends and family, and shooting off fireworks.

Today in 2021, on July 4th, America is 245 years old. Happy birthday America!

Have a blessed and joyful day!

One

You are an American Citizen.

You’re powerful.

You have rights.

You have a voice.

Now, I ask, where’s your moral compass? Where’s your ability to differentiate between right and wrong? What happened to your common sense?

The large companies we all work for are not going to close down. If you worked your ass off to build a successful company would you allow the government to shut you down?

No, you’re going to do everything in your power to keep your business afloat, and that includes having the best attorneys and most up-to-date information on hand.

In order to remain successful, companies, weather it’s right or wrong, remove problems because their goal is to keep making money. They don’t care if it’s your human right to not wear a mask. They don’t care if it’s a medical issue. They’re going to work with government and government agencies to ensure the future success of their business.

If ten people refuse to wear masks, they’ll fire them and hire ten people who will.

You’re not insignificant though. You do have rights and you do have a voice. Don’t let corporate greed deter you. There’s a huge overreach going on right now.

I’ve had almost ten jobs in last year. I’m not bragging, I just want you to know Nooz Buffet is here for you.

Have a wonderful day.

New Book & Signing Event Updates

The sequel to my first book, Smorgasbord is titled, Smorgasbord 2 Catch Up and Relish. It’s now in publication.

On Saturday, August 21, 2021, I will be at the Barnes & Noble in the Lehigh Valley Mall between 1 pm and 3pm signing copies of my new book Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories. Please, mark your calendars. This will be my first book signing event, and I can’t wait to see you all there!

Francis Joseph LaManna’s new book Smorgasbord is a captivating handbook filled with thoughts and stories that carry hope to readers” -NEWSWIRE.com

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