........................................................................................ - a weBlog by Snowy and me.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Who Did I Tread On To Get Where Am Today?

Hypocrites are no more self-made
than are any of the forgetful millionaires
whose well shod feet left their imprint
on far too many people to count,
for them to reach the top of the heap.

Nor is relative poverty 'self made' either.
But for those who live cheek by jowl
with forced frugality living well will be less
about wealth, and more about conscience.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Selective Viewing

The bigger the picture
the more ugliness it contains
-that is if it is balanced-
which dictates how much
we don't want see any of it
for fear of being overwhelmed.  

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Take Care Of Your Despair; It May Be All You Have Left

I know how he feels, I read his diaries, in work breaks
when I was did a relatively lucrative but pointless temporary job.
I felt much better being pointless for a longer period of time,
and for less money, on terms I could choose and live with.

Monday, 18 June 2018

Hoarders

are the people who try to predict the future
through what they store from the past,
but time very rarely gifts them with accuracy
in their predictions with the goods they collect.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

On Quantity

Religions are always total world views
with nothing to see 'outside' of them.

Wars are always total too-
whether pursued via trade or arms.
Or through policies of isolation.

But peace is always partial,
conditional-it is never complete.  

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Sore Winners Make For Bad Headlines

Whenever the news of the day
gets tribal, reports a tribal story
from the perspective of the tribe
that it is happening to
then often I retreat from it.

I don't know what else to do
when I can't listen properly
for the taste of sour grapes
expressed in the victors voice
as s/he complains about the detail.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Heritage Centres

are places where history goes to be embalmed
before the public realise that it has died
because of their separation and indifference
to how the people in history actually lived.