After telling readers they should only buy the print book if they really want to read it; due to paper/wood concerns; I again turn normal publicity on its head by declaring my new book not as good as its predecessor, the very excellent 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections.
While that was filled with optimism this is more dystopian; the end of my use of the Folding Mirror form; but contains a few classic poems and they look nice in their Folding Mirror shapes. They have all been published on this website over the last decade, in line with the freedom of information ethos I’ve worked with.
I also kept the prices at their minimums allowed by Amazon and free on Prime; and you can take out a free month’s trial.
Thanks to everybody who has contributed to the poetry and this site over the last 15 or so years. The reason then was to try to make a difference, and that song’s still the same. I was a realist then, and thought I was only slowing down our decline rather than saving us; and recent events have shown how powerless we are; but I’m less inclined now to feel despair!
Happy t-day: this post was written stream of consciousness (with some from previous thoughts that surfaced along the way!) over 3 posts on Facebook!
Bon (AC/DC) music good for empathy, like daytime TV; Jeremy Kyle used to be in the UK, Jerry Springer in USA, don’t know Oz; and anger distraction; like thrash/punk music, or Guns N’ Roses, with Axl a big Bon fan. Bon story more of a tragedy, although he did reach the top before falling off the rock n’ roll peak, so not really uplifting for me. For uplifting I listen to dance music such as uplifting house and trance; and now ‘Viking’ music such as Heilung (Healing in English). ‘Viking’ music is often sad and melancholy like Bon lyrics too (but without the humour!), with Solstafir’s Necrologue about a 20-something friend who succumbed like Bon; introduced live here: https://youtu.be/9urJMiTsJB0. I don’t think it’s an anti-depressant, but it is empathetic, showing those feelings are quite common. I think you either choose to continue on that path, or you leave; often because you just get bored of it, like Sharon said about Ozzy in the Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne docufilm (available on BBC now in UK), and I did: too old to die young (and stay pretty), like Debbie Harry of Blondie sang in the 70s!
The sun is greater than the (w)hole of humanity. My adaptation of the above philosophical idea. It’s only a mental thing, as physically I’m still dependent on humanity supplying food and drink; thanks again to the necessary key workers. It’s for those who think humanity is toxifying their minds, but can’t leave their ‘social group’ because they think it’s ‘normal’; or that they owe it to them or some ‘idea’ or ‘marketed concept’, such as youth or human.
Nothing exists for a reason weather without season mind matter measling.
Atoms on a spinning ball, chargingtogether, out of control. Lucky we’re not heading for a big fall, into a black hole event horizon jowl!
Sunrise on my mind, sunset underneath, sundown s-witches places, before I sleep
Posting this inspired the following: Far better to live alone with the weather, than suffer abuse just to look ‘together’. I’m not trying to break any relationships up, and think most of my readers are quite individual anyway; so these are words of community, rather than anarchy; the community of free spirits.
These feelings are eternally mine; a constant theme in my poetry and philosophy; and not a recent feeling. Near the end of XaW Files: Beyond Humanity there is a wordplay on the Wizard of Oz‘s ‘There’s no place like home’. In middle-age I can see the wood for the trees, and the bubble of life I passed through; the incline I climbed. Life is an endurance event: some have extra handicaps imposed on them; while those who don’t usually look for them and pick them up. Most are human/media creations, and can be avoided by those who stick to the real world: with real life (including a normal honest relationship) and nature.
Facebook turned into an unplanned new student young adult special this morning! Probably stuff you won’t see at ‘student induction’: where they start to learn what to support, and what they can’t say… and shouldn’t think!!
Is your student leader a ‘Manson‘? A couple of mine were, but they were much younger than me, so I could control it. They did help to make my university time better, but I think I did the same for them, and didn’t think they owned a share of my life!University students are ripe for brainwashing, perhaps fully free from their parents for the first time, and thinking they know it all, with in fact little knowledge and probably all weighed towards freedom and rebellion, mirroring how they feel themselves, and how they’d like to turn the world into their ideal fantasy world, like they’ve seen in Lord of the Rings, Avatar or Game of Thrones.It was only when I started writing those fictional stories I remembered my greenYgrey world trilogy, and how it tried to keep the right side of reality, like the Valhalla Rising movie did with Vikings/Middle Ages life… and I reference it in the last of the trilogy… I also included satire and parody…
Most people want to experience rather than be told, as I did. Some people are free climbing high buildings or cliff faces, and resent anybody advising them not to. Sometimes I did dangerous things because I didn’t consider them dangerous. and sometimes because I just didn’t care about the consequences.I don’t feel lucky to be alive, but I do feel lucky to have survived without major injury!
White women should start saying the name and campaigning for justice in the Jessica Chambers case: a white women burnt alive, including from the inside out, probably by a black man for refusing sex (like Jodi Miller in Leeds, England, UK); the main suspect is already in prison on another charge, and is a suspect in the murder of another woman. His main defence is the alibi of a woman (black?) he married afterwards.Will BLM money (much of it donated by whites!) help him escape justice?! Inspired by Regina King wearing Breonna Taylor t-shirt.
This is how this small poem developed to fit a colourful Facebook background; the editing fits with the poetry advice I remember reading, to take out all unnecessary words, so that everything is vital.
As my generation ripened and matures we may think the orchard ages with us, but we are not trees, and other fruit will follow, as we sprouted from seasons of yore.
2. We may think the orchard ages with us, but we are not trees, and other fruit will follow, as we sprouted from seasons of yore.
If you like the above, my books are full of advice and examples: