Take a walk with me

Listen to what I see

Don't try to do everything

It will tire you and weaken you

The anxiety of failure will frustrate and upset

Do as is required when it comes along

Quiet of mind will make you strong

Do not think

Clear your mind

Feel what happens

See what you find

Nothing to do

Nowhere to go

The speed of life

Not fast but slow

Take your time

Or someone will

The world will go on

Moving or still

My thoughts are a lost ocean

Seeking passage through winding canyons

Leading back to the source

The source of creation as perceived by the regimented structure of modern life ?

Modern life that views man's achievements as a eureka moment

A life that requires an explanation for all occurrences

I must climb deeper to the peak of this inverted mountain

To a time of wonder

No boundaries


It is almost within reach

In this depth lies the truth

Oh what a strange world

Where we don't know

What we do

To create a life that is loving and true

The aching hearts versus the correctness of speech

Lead me to think that it's not within reach

But then


Not forgetting her talents

Nature is there to reset the balance

Welcome to Earth

Please proceed to arrivals where you will be labelled, categorised and indexed

A life plan will be prescribed for you

For our full acceptance you must provide an economic return

You are then free to live within the status sector selected for you

Welcome to Earth

Do you wish you could remember

Searching for a garden of eden

Fresh air, clean water, wide open spaces

A place of welcome and harmony

The place of your dreams

The place you are starting to see


As you get closer

There is more detail

The dominant species seem programmed to destroy all the wonderful things


Each other

But it is too late

You are about to arrive

You do not want to be programmed and controlled

But it is too late

You are born


Do they belong to us ?

Or the collective of spirits

Past, present, future?

Is this the reality we perceive to be our own

Or are we on an endless loop

The groundhog day of eternity

In the distance a noise stirs my thoughts

Dawn is making her way

Preceding her sun

Teasing the dark

Look at it run

Be patient, take you're time

Like the clouds passing in line

Holding together pushed by the wind

Unperturbed by their destination

Knowing their place no frustration

The distance travelled is unimportant

The journey unfolds as it should

These days I'm led by my heart more than my head

Fed up with all the language used to discredit simple thoughts

Why does it have to be so clinical and complicated

Why can't we just be, without the need to examine everything we do to make sure we are not perceived as naive

Why are we pushed by our ego to gain the praise of our peers

Why does it feel easier to gloss over the truth and create a spiral that eventually leads back to it

Why can't we just be plain

Why do we always have to put a front on things

Why do we always have to guard our words and actions in order to fit in

Why do opinions masquerade as the truth

Why does it always have to be the way it's always been

Why does it seem to take generations to change

Why do our actions differ from our words

Why do we think we can control nature

Why do we always want to predict the future

Why can't we live in the now

Why do we concentrate more on how we look and less on what we are

Where do we go from here, when we cannot see what is clear

Will we ever really learn from our past mistakes ??

Planning for the future

not living for today

Look at the past

all those things

did they go you're way??

Monochromatic scenes in this city of has beens

Hearts no longer pure from too long in the sewer

Youth no longer able from too long in the cradle

Destiny cut lean from living in a dream

Technicolor skies in this land where hope lies

Souls once unsure bring light to who endure

Age once a bane brings hope to who remain

Skills seldom seen bring reality to the dream

(Meanwhile, on Fencebook)

Look at ewe said the sheep

Sheep don't care

Prefer to eat, fat cow

Why involve cattle, it's not market day

Trust a goat to butt in

How many faces will you wear today?

Depends who you see, depends what you say

Intentions may be good, judgement may be wrong

It's difficult pleasing everyone, trying to get along

Lost in a vision of eternal greed

Exploitation of the masses to further their need

Living for a drug that makes blood rust

Creatures that sadly are no more than dust

More More More they cry

Me Me Me they cry


It can no longer satisfy



They die

Was I awake when I dreamt I was dreaming

What better time to think of life and it's meaning

Is it all that it seems

Or some mad scientists scheme

Is it real what you feel when you dream?

The path of youth is a shallow grave

Develops character only to misbehave

Focus on watching,wasting and sighing

Prepare for the future, the old life is dying

You can be who you want to be or you can be who you are

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