Paidom of Speech

Free! free! Freedom of speech,

have you forgot my sacrifice?!

I gave my life,

i’m still here, dead, in the dirt, beneath your feet,

well,

keep your mouth shut then,

I’m trying to think,

Mussolini

 

Blonde hair, black heart,

German daughters,

bleeding Russian red,

a costly defeat,

entirely complete,

welcome to Berlin,

lets begin,

again,

again,

no, no, longer,

free work,

two words,

not often placed together in that order,

build another border,

he who has not sinned, cast the first stone,

parents sent their children to throw the stones,

a game of smash the plates,

do the righteous and the worthy both taste the same?

 

 

 

Frosty Starz

Frosty Starz

 

My stars have aligned, I will disappear,

no love, no worry, no heartache or fear,

I will take your photograph every day, print it and send it on its way,

so as I wander lost, I will meet you and share a smile,

everyday you brighten,

speaking through rambling thunder,

lightening cracks in the sky,

starting another beautiful day together,

rain falls, we begin to march again,

we stand in solidarity,

with everyone and who they tried to be,

malicious,vicious,

evil, wicked,

narrow-minded, short-sighted,

heartless, selfish shits,

love enveloped them,

we fight to forgive,

as the paranoia disposes of every pleasant feeling,

lonely and miserable,

I mutter,

a testament to lack of trust,

what do you know?

I am happy,

perhaps I was born to hate,

you my white friend, are in the wrong state,

 

 

 

 

 

Precision

You are my vision,

my heart, fire and soul,

you guide my decision,

 

 

 

Snow in the Lake District

A misty mountain range in the Lake District

 

On a misty mountain top,

eternal time together,

every moment precious,

You are with me and I am with you,

thankful,

beautiful changing scenery,

vivid striking landscapes,

too many choices,

instant selections,

voices,

conflicting but kind,

slowly conversing, concisely in her mind,

snow covered Lake District mountains,

a Pig’s head appears,

bacon and fears,

valleys,

rivers,

out to the ocean,

a potion,

a cocktail,

relief from the pain,

engineered for comfort and safety,

because I love you,

 

Pressure

Pressure applied,

stress evoked,

fresh air,

turning to smoke,

backs turned to suffering and pain,

leaders chosen,

destiny delegated,

care relegated,

keep together, hold the line,

let them through and slaughter a few,

now I sit and listen,

the dinosaur dawn chorus,

I fear you, I have to respect you,

not because I want to,

but because I do not want to die,

not now, not ever,

I ask them who was the first?

the first what? they say,

the first to kill to eat?

you know the past-time so many repeat,

they replied with a pause,

a shake of the beak,

they said, even the herbivores have to compete,

your ambition, your approach,

you have shaped for some time,

man made measures of infinity,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation

The engineer built the tools he drew,

the doctor treated the pain, the actor was able to explain,

She modelled it on me and I was inspired by you,

you can deny it,

but isolation may not be for you,

mutual accommodation,

how we get along,

tolerance does not mean silence,

silence does not mean ignorance,

Palette

Palette

 

I mix my oil paints and pour them upon the canvas,

warm Spring mornings,

I texture the paint so you may feel the story with your hands,

Summer afternoons,

the shapes are driven by my imagination and mood,

the dashing colours of Autumn,

the image appears like unsuspecting rhymes in a new poem,

the bleak tranquillity of Winter, 

a mixture of virtues,

 

 

 

 

 

 

A part

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You do not stand alone,

I am with you, solidarity,

no number could quantify the bond between you and me,

stand up, walk-on, dance, be free,

you always help,

you always remind me,

you always carry me,

you always help me,

time  and oceans between us but we are not apart,

you are firmly fixed  in my heart.

motion, art and all creations,

I don’t take a single direction,

action,  decision,

without consulting you,

you may not be here but that is true.

I can’t demonstrate and I can’t articulate, your precious value,

you are loved by me and will be for eternity,

I, my and me

I, my and me and a futile obsession with immortality,