Poem and Reflection on Self and Society

Today’s reflection from 242 Mirror Poems  and Reflections is about communication, with Dr. Marc Latham having gained his PhD in Communications Studies. It reflected a mirror poem on fmpoetry.wordpress.com with the rather long title of:

I Am What You See
But You Are Not Me
Six Billion + of You
Myself – Only a Few

Poetic Inspiration 

English: Brothers' Parting Stone Marked by a m...
English: Brothers’ Parting Stone Marked by a metal sign and has a poem carved into the rock. The poem is impossible to read. Canon Rawnsley (1888) caused the stone to be recognised as a commemoration to the last parting of William Wordsworth and his brother John at Micaelmas 1800. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, poetic correspondent at the Greenygrey, inspired by the legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Marc Latham was an independent writer and poet trying to stop Britain becoming a polluted slave society again like in Victorian times. He didn’t think he’d succeed.

Independent Poets and Songwriters

The book also cites Motley Crue‘s song Merry-Go-Round, with the poem following the California independent rebel narrative from Beat culture through The Doors to LA heavy metal and thrash.

While Vince Neil was the Motley Crue frontman, and Tommy Lee got the headlines going out with Pamela Anderson, Nikki Sixx was the main songwriter, and has also written some books.

Mind Dreams 

Nikki Sixx
Cover of Nikki Sixx

The poem title also references multiple personalities, as Marc was investigating his own psyche at the time, as well as that of modern society.

I don’t think Marc is a mixed-up schizophrenic any more, having found peace in psychopathy from what I can see… but my opinion might contradict that viewpoint… perhaps reflecting complex society… maybe it’s enlightenment… the people certainly don’t see their invisibility… oh, it’s all so greenygrey!

Vinnie Jones made it to Hollywood
but is now battling skin cancer,
the peaks of careers all contain
mines rhymed with disaster.

Here’s the poetic reflection:

Reflection 7

As travel is supposed to change people, it changes words and sentences too. What is meant by the communicator is often changed through relay: whether it is a spoken conversation amongst friends, or a person making a public statement.

Smashwords cover

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