Lovecraftian Loathing Lullaby

 


Lovecraftian Loathing Lullaby

Eldritch horrors ain’t my thing.
I dread the nightmares that they bring.
Monsters, killing—all that stuff?
Years ago, I’d had enough.

Inflation, nuclear arms, pollution?
Fantasy is no solution.
I’m tired of the razzmatazz—
computer games and all that jazz.

Horror’s not just a game, you know.
Lately, it’s the status-quo.
Game violence a pretext for
prompting violence galore.

No wonder guns and bombs and knives
have complicated modern lives.
We keep getting dumb and dumber.
Modern life is such a bummer!!!!

 

 

Prompt words today are Eldritch, (oh, come on, now!) jazz, pretext, inflation. The other prompt word hasn’t been posted. Image by Robert Coelho on Unsplash. 

 

Eldritch is an English word used to describe something otherworldly, weird, ghostly, or uncanny. In contemporary culture, the term is closely associated with Lovecraftian horror.

17 thoughts on “Lovecraftian Loathing Lullaby

      1. eklastic

        It’s from Lovecraft’s “The Call of Cthulhu”. Just a quote, he didn’t develop a language (not like Klingon 😉). It’s an occult phrase signifying “In his house at R’lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming”.

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  1. koolkosherkitchen

    Dear Judy, I agree that there is more horror on the news than in Stephen King’s books, but do you really think that movies and games are to blame? Aren’t they simply presenting horrors in a different media than bards than traveling bards and minstrels? And do you really think that Suleiman the Magnificent wreaked less havoc and mayhem than all modern wars and invasions? Yet we fondly remember him as Magnificent. Just a thought…

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  2. Marion Couvillion

    Judy, Once again you took the words right out of my mouth. Those “blood and guts” things drive me crazy and I too feel that if there were less shows with the killing, shooting, knifing, and such; we would not be teaching weak minded people that this is the normal, proper way of life, death or even hate. Thanks~! Once again you put together the right thought in a way that more people should do.

    I still have my company for another week and she is putting a little weight on my bones, fixing good things to eat~! (which I do not need). Nice to have the pleasant sounds and smiles in my lonely home. Tami runs around like a banshee when she enters the room, but it will be a lonely place when she returns to Minneapolis.

    More on our journeys over the past week, when I have more time, complete with photos.

    SAM

    On Fri, Mar 11, 2022 at 7:06 AM lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown wrote:

    > lifelessons posted: ” Lovecraftian Loathing Lullaby Eldritch horrors > ain’t my thing. I dread the nightmares that they bring. Monsters, > killing—all that stuff? Years ago, I’d had enough. Inflation, nuclear arms, > pollution? Fantasy is no solution. I’m tired of” >

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      I’ve forgotten who the friend is who is visiting, Sam. Glad you are enjoying your company. I just got home from three hours in ajijic and ready for a little nap with Zoe.

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