unfinished…

here is the

news

 

word

 

straight from the

muse

 

afore we

begin

 

might you

tune yourself

in

 

to a place

where there’s

quiet

 

free of media’s

riot

 

a place of the

whole

 

a place filled

with the soul

 

of the matter

at hand

 

let breath take you

there

 

on a flight from

despair

 

from the fake and the

lie

 

from the cult of the

‘i’

 

to the peace that’s

within

 

to the travelers

inn

 

where the weary the

tired

 

can retreat from the

mi(red)

world which it has to be said is creating darkling illusions in my head at times

and with the meter and the rhyme that i don’t wish to pen anymore with any kind of linear timescape which itself is a fake notch on a cosmic bedpost pointing us towards oblivion that must come if we believe

the noose

that they choose

to impose

on our will

 

and our senses across fences that stand for all that is inhuman and bigoted and fucked up

and mind you listen

 

mind you well

 

they will deliver this your way if you have eyes open to it and a heart with no questions

no conscience

 

no way

to take the time

to be still

 

and to remember

re-member

 

and so

 

to the peace of it

which exists in perpetuity

 

that essential choice

that conversation with the muse

that place that is a home to the poet’s

every twitch and vein pump of ink

that absolute call from beyond

proclaiming this

 

i cannot be moved

i cannot fall

under your mortal spell

i will write

i will witness

i will have my say

speak my truth

and in that

i will reach out

to that community

which holds dear such freedom

which upholds the voice of us

individual

collective

which will rise

to meet what it must

because these twins must dance

the news is this

 

we are many

26 responses to “unfinished…

  1. Writs of a truth nailed to the door of a media inferno, a la Luther. If to thine own self be true, then to burn free is holy. “Because these twins must dance.” With joy!

    • I appreciate your comment. The subtle rhyme worked to open with until the ‘other’ voice intruded and then subsided to be replaced once again by the first voice which now had grown in stature.

  2. I very much enjoyed the rhyme throughout.

    This is my favorite part:

    “which will rise
    to meet what it must
    because these twins must dance”

  3. I enjoyed the structure and layout and the way the fun rhyme fell apart as I read down the poem, Paul. I also like the way it starts with everyday greeting of a newsreader, on TV or radio, who asks us to ‘tune ourselves in to a place where there’s quiet free of media’s riot’! And then your voice comes through loud and clear, like interference on an old-fashioned wireless! Genius!.

  4. A cool ripple and flow to this, and excellent use of line breaks and fragmentation to get your point home. Especially liked “re-member/and so/to the peace of it/which exists in perpetuity..’

  5. Guess we’ll never finish wit the news. Might be in finished these lines (??), “From the cult of the ‘T'”. Or is the ‘T’ cryptic?
    ..

  6. I read same as Jim, cult of “t”…. which I thought meant Trump… but now that you say that, I can also see the cult of “i” ~

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