Monday, August 31, 2009

Wolfmother's debut eponymous album has reminded me of that energetic internal energy that is Rock.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Hold and Fold

Maybe,
those that fully believe in money
as a measure of life and guiding rule
will call me naive in complaining
and will call alternate measures idealistic.

Maybe,
but this is always the response
when you speak against the status quo.
The temporary moment in history these things inhabit
always seems like forever to the adherents
but it never is, all times are brief.
New measures will rise and new rules will be
simple second nature to future
brief generations.

I simply raise my voice to say that I am ready
for money to fall back to a functional role
and leave measures and rules
to a more human
quantification
of quality.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pull

Energy brimming
Feels nice to be full
Of… of what? Of life
Of living
Of something that wants to push
Push against life
Not just be pulled
Drug about by necessity
No this is an energy that wants to pull
And drag life about
By its own necessity.

But then I remember
That morning comes
Early when a toddler
Is your alarm
And I switch from scotch
To milk
And from poetry
To Oreo cookies
And an all too prudent
Discipline
Of winding down.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lately, I'm steady tired.

Ready to unplug,

to exhale, and

lay down

with eyes

closed.

Monday, August 24, 2009

I love these nights

I'm worried,

half way through

the last beer in

the twelve pack

and its too early

to quit

and too late

to re-up.

I need to switch,

but to what?

No,

I have to decide

and this gets

in the way

of rambling

thoughts.

(Reason for being up)

So,

I'll go to trusted

Scotch and water.

I'm no longer worried

except for

the morning

wake up.

I named my fifth child Lucifer. He was beautiful. Everyone loved him. He seemed to exude a light, a warmth, something that made everyone turn towards him like sunflowers turning ever so slowly towards the sun.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

What did I learn?

I don't really know.

I could make something up.

I'm clever enough

to make it sound good

but not too good,

still believable.

Truthfully, I don't know

if I learned anything at all.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Keep Eyes Wide

The hill people, as the learned of my village call them or simply the people as they call themselves, are silent in combat with man or beast. If a man of the people is anything but silent then there is no death in him. If he is silent and only the wind he moves through makes a sound, then he carries death with him.

The children of the hill people, both genders, learn to fight from a young age. The children make martial sounds much like any other people do; they are trained to do so for the same reasons we find in our own society. This is for training only. When a man child comes close to his full inclusion into the governing of the people, his adulthood, he is taken out with hunting parties and first learns to employ his martial training for the killing of another living being.

On a first hunt a child is told to be silent when in combat, to move his voice into his heart so that his heart alone yells. He is taught by example how the people act together to kill beasts.

After his full inclusion he is taken on hunting parties for men, most dangerous beast, and learns his last martial lessons, how to be silent in combat while letting his screaming heart drive a fierceness and precision through his thoughts and limbs.

To be silent while a man screams, pleads or threatens is difficult. This is why children practice killing boars and other animals for years before hunting men. After a few encounters a man of the people is able to treat all his prey the same. His heart may scream with rage and violence, and maybe fear, but his eyes are the cold eyes of a predator to all who look upon his silence.
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This is a fragment of what ambassadors from my village are taught of the people and their ways. One of our memorized instructions on Hill People interaction:
"You will not hear them coming, so camp in the open and keep your eyes equally wide."

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

There are an estimated 38,000 Christian denominations.

Think about that.

Friday, August 07, 2009

Bored

Left alone,
I would never know boredom
for the creative zone is a kingdom
unconquered.

The most common human responsibility is deciding how to respond.

The most common human question is how to respond.

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We are all responsible for how we respond.

We all have questions on how we should respond.

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Thursday, August 06, 2009

I take the bit, like a thoroughbred running crazy shit, till my heart beats dead.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Out of Quarters

Following poem written after reading recent news headlines, nearly all of which seem to be hyperbolic fear mongering.


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Nothing endangers us more

than Donkey Kong barrels,

Harm filled potential rolling,

prepare to jump oncoming perils.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Theists are Majority Atheist Already

Every single person on planet earth is an atheist. Each and every one of us deny the probability of one or more gods that others have professed.

There are two basic divisions: Theists and Atheists.

  • Theists profess one or more gods and deny all others
  • Atheists profess no gods, denying all

The difference between a monotheist and an atheist is one god.