Monday, November 30, 2020

The Top of the Food Chain

 

 



I don’t want to think about this world anymore,

everyone lets someone down,

each is a threat to the other,

tainted with fear and uncertainty, no word is true,

no action is pure, no deed is done out of love.

 

I look out over the ocean and wish I were a dolphin,

no thing can corrupt its mind,

no body can lock it down,

freedom just is because restrictions do not exist,

do not cloud the mind, do not follow anything but joy.

 

I watch the wind arc the branches of tall, tall trees,

grown strong through gales,

roots deep to anchor itself,

giving shade to worthy and unworthy alike,

providing shelter to critters and creatures, unendingly,

 

yet we call ourselves the top of the food chain????

 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Observations






I walk through fresh air and sunshine, not a care in the world, it’s a weekend afternoon after all,
children are running across lawns and fields all energy, excited voices and boisterous laughter,
a cat is sitting on a tree stump sunning itself, tail swishing lazily back and forth, disinterested gaze,
the ocean in the distance is calm, currents drawing streaks in all varieties of blue, 
the horizon flat and beckoning, whilst the mountains majestically guard this valley,
a silent solid strength crystal clear against the winter blue sky, so much life, so much tranquillity, so much natural joy and beauty……

……spoilt by the masks I see, incomprehensible, as these are healthy people wandering about,
folk living in a fear that hasn’t reached or touched them or their loved ones directly yet has destroyed and completely changed their neighbourhood, their community, their way of life.
Think for a moment, if information wasn’t spilling lies into our heads and heart as easily as it is, through our phone, tab, television, social media, if people still reacted to what they faced and witnessed instead of what they were told, enhanced by stage acts shot in our streets, this lie would never have perpetuated to this point where the citizens of this world are held prisoners in their home, have become fearful of touch, even from their loved ones, are held hostage by their governments, where, when we obey, we may be rewarded with our God given right to (their selected) freedom of movement and association…..

……and looking at what I see before me, today should be another perfectly peaceful day in paradise, without strife, without worry, without threats, without fear, today should be a perfect slide into a trouble-free, love-filled Saturday night, how can we allow them to take this away from us?!?!?!?




Wednesday, June 3, 2020

I pray

  



I passed a vagrant, a wanderer, this afternoon,

who took off his hat and dropped his walking stick,

sank down on his knees before my pup,

slowly reached out and held his hand for her to sniff

cooing gentle words to her, seemingly oblivious of my presence,

focussing on her soft coat, wagging tail and gentle eyes,

and I could feel his need for a hug, for warmth, softness,

emanating right through me, a wave of such sadness

and longing, for love, of loss, of what is…

A pup can feel the need for touch, freely give a hug

while comforting an aching soul,

how is it that humans have lost that compassion for one another?

My heart aches for this world, for the lonely, fear-filled people,

for those without hope, of which there are many,

for those without a tomorrow, there are more and more each day,

for those who don’t have anyone to turn to, who do not understand,

and I pray God gives them comfort in His own special way.

 

 


Friday, May 22, 2020

5.45 on 5.22

 



 

It’s 5.45 and the street lights come on, another day past, and I wonder

what do you get out of this, what do you gain

with these tyrannical laws you have created,

what hollows are you trying to fill by oppressing others,

denying basic human rights, taking away freedom,

tumbling peace-loving people into a state of fear, panic, hatred and desperation?

What is it you get from being so hateful,

from accumulating money and possessions whilst your country is dying,

what do you feel when you see your people suffer?

 

...but when you're alone, you are still that lonely, hateful, empty, poor, pathetic soul

and no laws you write will ever satisfy the darkness alive within your self,

it will never be satisfied, it will consume you and control you, it will own you

and you will remain a slave to your desires and greed and hate and self-loathing

because how can you sleep a sleep of peace

when you are actively plotting against, instrumental in implementing

the execution of your fellow man.

 

 

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Another day in limbo




 

Today I cannot stand the light-hearted sounds emitting from the television set,

I cannot tolerate music of any kind since it evokes memories of something taken from me,

loss overwhelms, loss of freedom, of frivolity, of an era gone and closed, never to be had again,

a turning point in our lives irrevocably closed, one our children one day may conceive to be a fairy tale from a fruitful imagination,

maybe as we look upon the fairy tales from our childhood, so magical, distant and unbelievable, who says that is not how we once were,

creatures of light, flying through the air as a breath of wind, colourful as mischievous laughter, a delight to anyone who sees you, your gift to everyone you touch, love, peace and life.

And all the while the waves keep rolling, another dusk has fallen, another day in limbo,

how long is this going to last……

 

 


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Idiocracy has become......


  



I am disgusted by the callous way in which governments are slowly murdering

the citizens of their countries, leaders across the world, elected by the people,

who put their faith and trust into them,

to protect them, their citizens, and the autonomy and wellbeing of their country,

now left utterly helpless, devoid of hope, left to starve,

held hostage by unhumanitarian laws and regulations

aimed at keeping you in a state of fear with rules that induce sickness,

controls that boggle common sense, denying you your right to work,

to make living, whilst handing out fines and threatening imprisonment

(to an unemployed nation, I ask???) and enriching themselves from donations of support,

through their corrupt and inhumane actions,

Idiocracy* has become….. but this is far removed from being a joke,

they are playing with our lives.

 

 *https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0387808/

 

 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

The Treacherous and Traitorous







What traitorous beings live here amongst us
who feel they have the right to control me
to the extent of whether I may smoke or not,
who feel it prudent to determine exercise times by regulations,
who feel, or rather, welcome wearing a mask,
effectively shutting their voices, degrading themselves
and being an obedient puppet marching to their own demise!
What callous mind can devise a plan so simple
yet so evil so as to control the entire planet
with fear and threats and regulations which have nothing
to do with the supposed cause?
How did so many become so compliant and unquestioning
of what is now their daily life, at home, limited/no income,
limited/no freedom of movement, censorship of speech,
and where the engagement in virtual networks is encouraged
and contact with real people shunned?
How is this rational or normal or in the interest of you and me?
Economies are crashing, farmers are destroying their crops,
humanity is getting restless, how do you foresee a happy ending?
How will having a record low in the influenza death rate in 2020
compensate for the death of every nation on this planet,
for every drop of blood that will be spilt when we rise,
and rise we will, it’s inevitable, on this final, global battlefield.




Wednesday, April 29, 2020

38 Days in Prison






I wanted to love and be loved,
I wanted fairy tales to be true,
I believed in normal functional families
who helped and supported each other to become better beings,
I thought employers had the interests of their employees in mind,
I thought industries were there to aid towards the goodwill of all mankind,
I believed religion to be righteous and true,
I believed education was for the betterment of humanity,
I thought welfare organisations were there for the causes they represented,
I believed what was told to me, by my elders, my parents, my friends, the words of strangers,
I believed in the intent behind the restoration of wrongs committed,
I believed in a selfless, caring, honest, kind and truthful humanity,
I believed justice always prevails,
I believed light always triumphed over darkness,
I believed in happy endings,
a lot of this has changed and I am mourning the demise of what I believed the world to have been.