Tag Archives: Philosophy

The Age of Belief

So hard to sustain Pure faith, true belief Over years When youth’s fire is in the veins There is hubris enough To overshadow doubts and fears We clasp our hopes like talisman And link hand in hand with gods and … Continue reading

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Incremental

The road to despair is incremental It is rarely a steep descent Instead it follows pathways Of bleak and blighted hope Opportunities so close Within grasp and then elusive It builds an edifice so slowly Too late you see yourself … Continue reading

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Need To Know

What do you need to know What kingdoms yet To overthrow? And why such speed? The world is slow It’s all you need to know How can you start to care? Your followers are Waiting there Can you save hope … Continue reading

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Sheer Futility

Sisyphus had it easy Job security Rolling that rock Up and down that hill Until technology And other ingenuity Found a way to automate Sheer futility Then Sisyphus must Negotiate his lower wage For lesser productivity On history’s page And … Continue reading

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Eating the Bitter – for Prompt 62 Chi Ku

We are all children of a diseased god Random atoms, we are scattered like seeds in fallow but deceiving earth We plough life with death to birth life anew The fruit so sweet upon our tongue turns rancid in our … Continue reading

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Noli Me Tangere

My tombstone reads Noli Me Tangere In death as was in life I would not love-born Children bear To no man be a wife And should they seek A lock of hair I gave instead a knife Noli Me Tangere … Continue reading

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Hymn to the Fall

Hovering above me this crystal night I felt the hand of spirits caress my cheek and then it seemed I heard them speak and call me traitor, call me weak As though upon their testimony worlds would rise and fall … Continue reading

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Vertigo

Imbalanced and precarious On a clifftop looking down The momentum just to fall Almost irresistible You feel the pull Of ancient deities Of promises and piety As they overwhelm and here remind you Of where this dissonance began Feeling sea-sick … Continue reading

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Again

Are we seeing it again? Eyes averred to those in need Are we pampering the egos That grow fat on blood and greed? Are we seeing it again? Are we hearing it again? Rhetoric of wilful right Do we count … Continue reading

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Sea Change

Reflecting the circles Of life and of choice Listening to the patterns The still and peaceful voice Dreaming of a sea change Begin, rebuild anew Lens I use part foreign Part familiar¬†view Would there be a chance Will the fates … Continue reading

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