the planet and poetry in brief

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saw
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the planet and poetry in brief

Post by saw » January 19th, 2020, 11:10 am

seems some fools wanna
hasten our demise
but my woman says
when I talk like that
my voice smells like hydrangeas

perhaps she means we should all
wake up to the possibility of Im-possibility,
that we are barking up a phantom tree
at phantom foxes
and the clarion should really be soft jazz

maybe in the grandest of grand schemes
we should take all the energy
we can muster up within our shrinking heights
and love-love, love- love- love...en masse
maybe all that concentrated love

is more powerful than that meteor heading for earth
maybe all that love is like a cooling balm to the scorched forests
or maybe all that love is just the thing we all need
at this moment in time as things appear to be slipping away,
in any case it sure can't hurt anyone

and war and greed have never fixed a damn thing
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: the planet and poetry in brief

Post by mtmynd » January 19th, 2020, 7:07 pm

Is it not "fear" and "fear itself" that looms
in the darkness of our once bright future
judging us as a gift once given but now,
now it closes the gift box for the burial
"Here lies humanity, failed to live up,
live up to their hopes and expectations"

The shame we've brought to the beauty called "LIFE".
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Re: the planet and poetry in brief

Post by mnaz » January 19th, 2020, 9:55 pm

I don't feel like we're actually talking to each other,
paradoxically at a time when world connectivity
is reaching all-time highs. We just keep diggin
trenches, like those poor duped grunts in WW1,
who never had the internet..

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Re: the planet and poetry in brief

Post by wylde » January 20th, 2020, 12:29 am

mnaz wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 9:55 pm
I don't feel like we're actually talking to each other,
paradoxically at a time when world connectivity
is reaching all-time highs. We just keep diggin
trenches, like those poor duped grunts in WW1,
who never had the internet..
The gulf between the have & have nots accelerates exponentially.
The internet an anthestic of intellect with the self-centering of core
focussed on narcissistic veneerial (sic) self obsessive post (sic) truant denial.

the smart phone the sculpted nuclear waste flooding tsunamis of mis-dis-information to hypnotised never minds.
.homesick. but homeless.

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Re: the planet and poetry in brief

Post by mtmynd » January 20th, 2020, 10:22 am

mnaz wrote:
January 19th, 2020, 9:55 pm
I don't feel like we're actually talking to each other,
paradoxically at a time when world connectivity
is reaching all-time highs.
such a difference, a spacial distance between 'talking TO" and "speaking WITH".

Communications using this digital instrument ensures "speed" but lacks the ability to digest and contemplate what's being said versus what's being communicated between parties. Without a degree of intimacy, i.e. hearing the sounds of the words of speakers allows a greater chance of knowing the truth/facts of what is being said versus guessing what is really meant, i.e. this bit of words. :)
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Re: the planet and poetry in brief

Post by saw » January 21st, 2020, 9:56 am

one could make a case that the battle between the have-nots
is more important than actually improving their collective lives
what a clever conditioning, to throw gasoline on the fires that keep the bickering front and center
while the fat cats laugh down from their castles

Oddly the 2 major party's citizens, seem more juiced up about the hateful rhetoric
than standing together for better housing, jobs, health care
it almost feels dystopian, and what a novel it would make
a story about a handful of robber barons that got the needy to kill each other while they dined on caviar

Chris Hedges wrote a book titled the Empire of Illusion which deals with this phenomenon which is sub-titled The End of Literacy and the Triumph
of Spectacle....the titles are so damn could he could have skipped the book itself, tho it is full of cogent explanations of where we are and how we got there....the spectacle of hate-filled signs with misspelled words....sigh
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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