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Reasons not to Blog, although Positives Too

Blogging has been great, but I’m quite bored of it now, and don’t think it’s got much use in a country and world that seems to have gone more polarised and fragmented. That seemed quite well summed up by an article I just read claiming a mural of Trump and Putin kissing was homophobic!

I started to give up when Avatar was called white racism, when I’d left the cinema thinking it was racist against whites!

British liberals including women and gays under the rainbow umbrella hate me because I criticise women/gays-hating Muslims, and their worship of a prophet who had a single-figures bride, resulting in many children being imprisoned in brothels; including environmentalists who hate me for not wanting an open borders immigration policy that can only result in more energy use and toxic pollution.

And then they wonder why people like me start to support Trump and Putin!

1.-Used Against You

In the modern media world anything can be twisted against you. As a heterosexual working-class white man (yes I am to all the homophobic anti-semites who want to think differently; especially those egotistical narcissists who claim me as an admirer; or the bullying grooming leaders who portray me as must be being gay because I don’t act like them!) I know I’m up against it, with the Establishment and lefties supporting everybody against you, and twisting anything good you try to do into bad – such as defending our demographic, country and environment being ‘racist’.

2.-Used by Others

The world is full of people using other people’s ideas. All my concepts and artistic creations were original and mine, although as a satirist I used other people’s materials as the inspiration and foil for my work. I thought the Kenco advert might have been inspired by my coffilosophy concept, and have no way of knowing if it was.

Maybe they think they have the right, after I appropriated adverts featuring greenYgrey for my greenYgrey concept satirical comedy, which I did hope would elevate it to superstardom!

I joked about it though, as Keith Lemon does in his new series, Coming in America. However, I was also influenced by people like Sacha Baron Cohen, who has a new series, Who is America? Ironically, I found Lemon’s funnier than Cohen’s now, although the latter has more humanities and social science interest, in line with my academic studies.

Neither have used possibly my best catchphrase yet though: ‘Every morning I have to wake up knowing I could be in the mansion.’ That was after joking I was Hefner’s heir, but then he sold it from under me, leaving me all at sea, as I am now.

Having read Guns N’ Roses members Steve, Duff and Slash’s autobiographies, and seeing the A Tale of Two Coreys movie yesterday, I guess Hollywood wouldn’t have been too good for me in my twenties, especially the way I was, trying to live the rock n’ roll dream, but who knows, it seems to have worked for many Brit ex-pats.

3.-Many Markets Want Original Work

Many markets also want original work, even including blogging materials as a reason not to accept work; especially markets that are online themselves.

I wrote and blogged openly and without big expectations or conditions, in line with the counter-culture ethos of free and open ideas and knowledge, a desire to share my mind with the world, and to support my ’causes’ of human and animal welfare, and the environment; which I think are interlinked.

I am a bit disappointed that my ideas and work haven’t propelled me to superstardom, especially when I hear lots of drivel spoken and published.

Finally, Blondie BumbleBee not Burberry

While I may be ending my fading hopes for being a middle-aged model (one of the reasons I included a Stella McCartney character, as I also support her meat-free history; although her fashion products are quite expensive) I thought the revelation that Burberry burn clothes rather than discount them, shows that classism is alive and still accepted – which is unavoidable when you have the royal family (although I have mellowed in my views, as the Queen has done a great job, and most of the others seem nice, but I prefer Andrew’s accuser to him, and Cressida to Meghan!).

It would be nice to see the rich elites boycotting Burberry for its class prejudice, as they seem to take a stand against ‘racism’, but I don’t think they will.

I say support Blondie’s Pollinator Bee over Burberry, helping to save the environment while also taking a stand against class/wealth prejudice!

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Poem for Underdog Angels and Enlightened Super(wo)men

This poem covers the double negativity I mentioned in yesterday’s blog. It covers some of the themes I’ve thought of over the last 15-20 years in Blighty. There have been a lot of nice people and experiences in that time, and this just covers the not nice ones, so if the nice ones wonder why I don’t want to spend as much time as I’d like with them, well, it’s partly down to the Double Negatives, and partly down to me becoming older and wiser.

My Courageous Willpower and Mental Strength

I’ve been rebelling against my pseudo-alphas in that time; in uni, work and friend groups from youth and adulthood; who I know often have a captive audience of minions and others, so I knew I was asking for trouble doing so, but thought I was brave and strong enough to do so.

I don’t like to give the DNs any benefit, so I’ll just add that they’ve saved me a lot of money, made my writing better, helped me drink less and fast-tracked me to Nietzschean Superman and Buddhist Enlightenment!

It mirrors reflectively, so the outer lines are 4, 3, 2 – 2, 3, 4.

Modern Society, Double Negativity

seen twice my space, must be me, always somewhere
out drinking with us, must love me
why is he always around here
wants a job because loves money
attends gym because I’m there
homosexual, Jew, feminist, witch

who does he think he is, why does he always jinx us

homophobic, racist, sexist, alien
free exercises to save cash
doesn’t work because he’s too lazy
goes abroad to spend his money
looks like loner, always on his own
go nowhere, hurts too much, too weak and scared

Mirror Poem Book Poetry Reflections 11 – 15

Fifteen reflections from 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections are on the Writing and Poetry blog now, so following on from reflections 1-5 and reflections 6-10, here’s reflections 11-15:

The book’s available from Amazon for under £3 and under $6, and lots of other currencies for the equivalent prices; and Smashwords for other ebook readers for much less.

Mirror Poem Reflections

Reflection 11 mirrored the poem Tale of the Weakness Tail

Limits of Freedom

When birds have freedom
they don’t fly into the stratosphere
but sometimes bump into windows.

Reflection 12 mirrored Human and Society Chicken and Egg Dilemma Oddly Solved

Those who feel hard done by
often seem to want to get even
not necessarily with whoever
caused their upset
but with anybody
who’ll balance the books
return their equilibrium
as they see it
for the unloved to feel love
for the bullied to feel powerful
for the unlucky to feel lucky
for the poor to feel rich
for the insane to feel sane.

Reflection 13 mirrored Mine Bipolar Mind

You cannot escape –
thinking you’re free
one side of the mind
on the same body.

Reflection 14 mirrored All Cooper

The mirror image of personality and humanity has been a regular theme in Folding Mirror poetry. Vincent Furnier‘s Alice Cooper alter-ego allows him to investigate and release his internal demons; demons that once sent him into alcoholism and a sanatorium.

Societies that have the freedom to analyse and criticise themselves, with a free press and human rights, should be healthier in the same way as Furnier is now, while societies that do not have the same reflection and release will probably grow more demonic.

Reflection 15 mirrored Climbing Over the Hill

Did I reach middle-age missing out a couple of lines? How many more lines will I go through and reach? Is middle-age the purgatory of your life: looking back at your life without knowing the future? Or if you have one!

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Mirror Poem Reflection 20 from Poetry Book

Reflections of the I
Reflections of the I (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The fmpoetry.wordpress.com website has just updated the poetry reflections from Marc Latham’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections book with reflections 11-15, so we’d better keep a step or five ahead, and post reflection 20.

Mirror Poem Reflections

Hi, it’s William Wolfsworth, satirical comedy poetry correspondent at the greenYgrey inspired by legendary Romantic poet William Wordsworth.

Reflection 20 mirrored Summer’s Sunset Soliloquy, which mixed balancing mental health and sunbathing in the top half of the poem; with balancing positive and negative attitudes and behaviour towards people in the bottom half. noel_gallagher_high_flying_birds_album_cover_location_beverly_hills

Here’s Reflection 20 of 121 in 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections:

Strength and Death

In youth I felt strong enough to die.
In middle-age I feel my strength dying.
In old age I expect to feel death strengthen.

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Middle-Age Mirror Poem Reflections

Did I reach middle-age missing out a couple of lines? How many more lines will I go through and reach? Is middle-age the purgatory of your life: looking back at your life without knowing the future? Or if you have one!

Reflection 15

The above opening paragraph is Reflection 15 from Marc Latham’s 242 Mirror Poems and Reflections, mirroring the Climbing Over the Hill Folding Mirror poem that was first published on fmpoetry.wordpress.com

Regular readers will probably have guessed that it’s the greenYgrey poetry correspondent, William Wolfsworth. The reflection also works well for Marc’s latest FM poem, which was published on fmpoetry this week.

I’m delighted to say I’ve now imported it into the greenYgrey world, and here it is for your instant enjoyment.

No More Heroes (album)
No More Heroes (album) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Looking Forward and Back, Aspiring to Fall Longer

cutting down illusions
to grow delusions
catching up with heroines
once appeared advanced aliens
heroes turned real
rotating on life wheel

sitting atop clear peak, clouds roll in descending

only rock lives naturally
mountain top eternally
diving into deepest ocean
mask obscuring human emotion
sinking solace bliss
deep silent abyss

English: Rock reflection in river close to Yan...
English: Rock reflection in river close to Yangshuo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Poem about Middle-Age and Climbing Over the Hill

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Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem is another jolly affair (joke). It is also quite topical, with work sparse in the UK and many middle-age jobless people said to be finding it hard to find work.
Marc Latham is himself middle-aged and not doing very well financially, so hopefully the poem won’t incur the wrath of his fellow poor middle-aged.
Marc couldn’t resist the greenygrey map by the way!
The structure provides something new in that it is to be read from the bottom up, in line with its title and content being about climbing over the hill, with ‘over the hill’ a common phrase to describe people being past it in the UK.
Climbing Over the Hill
Line 9
relax, relax, relax
Line 8
lounge, lounge, lounge
Line 7
survive, survive, survive
Line 6
not wanted, salvage anything, no joy
Line 5
Middle-age
Line 4
hold on, grab something, don’t fall
Line 3
strive, strive, strive
Line 2
work, work, work
Line 1
climb, climb, climb
 

Poem telling a story of youth to middle-age

3 Generations (in the Fog of Life)
Image by Gilderic via Flickr

Marc Latham’s latest Folding Mirror poem started off autobiographical but then he thought it worked better as a fictional piece.

And without further ado, here it is:

Middle-Age Memories

back in the day never fancied old age
it looked boring as beige
didn’t think future
couldn’t see juncture
no need to worry
plan responsibility
don’t have to behave
in an early grave

enter middle-age, rage caged

what now for I’m
fifty years and alive
remember rebel
how used to tell
self no compromise
maybe youth’d empathise
if he’d known my life
after the night he picked up the knife