A Gentle Breeze

 

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A gentle breeze wafts into your soul

Feels comfortingly familiar

As she brushes against your neck

Becomes a part of the moment

Fleeting in passing

But eternal in her effect

The briefest touch, a whispered warmth

That speaks from a heart

Suffused to overflowing with care

Like a breath on a cold winter morning

Condenses into memory’s mist

Hangs there suspended in time for a second

Then evaporates into the air

Billy 26/08/2017

 

 

 

 

 

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A Fluid Perspective

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Questions arise and stalk the darkest corners of the mind

Taking long held beliefs and finding their resilience undefined

Carving out new pathways to truths once denied

Old bias creaks under the weight of logic being applied

I saw  things from a different point of view before

That you give to someone once, and they’ll just be back for more

But having chased that greener grass on the other side

I know the bitter taste and heavy heart of swallowed pride

There is no fall from grace, no justice scales that tip

Just harsh circumstance, and the misfortune to slip

And next you know, you’re no longer even worth a light

The cloak of invisibility that comes with any plight

We live in a World where successes are  measured

Empirical scales tell us what should be treasured

Where you judge how your “progress” stands against others

Only seeing rivals, where you should be seeing brothers

If only those who judge could be drawn across the schism

See this World with eyes that see compassion, not derision

Recognise the truth that all our dreams are built on fate

They may find some understanding in a way they can relate

But sadly I’m aware that this wont resonate with some

And when it comes to empathy, many are just numb

For even though our lives may forever intertwine

That won’t make your experiences, feel the same as mine

Soul Suckers

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I see you

Hiding behind your fake-arsed social media lives

Where you can turn your back from the camera

To hide the knives

Sunlight in every picture

Like you never have to face the rain

When the truth is you’re using the shade

To hide the lines that mark the pain

A veneer of competence

An almost impish impudence

Screens the reality

As you scramble to find some personal relevance

Chasing validation

From those who have already accepted your ways

Basing your opinions

On things the next soothing snake-oil salesman says

Downright obsequious

In your attempts to always be the bride

But spread so thin you become no more than a sheen

Like highly polished pride

I see your pain in every cryptic status

“Look at me.. Don’t look at me”

It hits me like a scream

And becomes the only thing about you that I can see

It’s only because I recognise

That you have no control over this apparent need

That I don’t cover the vein and cut you off

But allow you to continue to feed

 

 

 

Billy 10/08/17

A touch across the Web

 

Avatars in an online society

Discovering a shared World of values and passions

 

Seeing old faces with eyes anew

And realising that some beliefs were only ever fashions

 

A rekindled vibrant vitality

Inclusively embraces the reluctantly recluse

 

Gives voice to silent desires

A place where personality unseen can seduce

 

That is where the trade-off bites

Detachment still comes at a solitary cost

 

And as real as those connections are

Logging off at night, means those connections are lost

 

Connections made in binary form

Spelling out the code for this new tale to be told

 

Where the hearts that touch us the most

Beat in the chests of loved ones we may never get to hold

 

Billy 25/7/17

 

 

 

 

 

You make me hate the World

 

Anger feeds and breeds division

Truth ties the hands of those with vision

Where under guise of flawed debate

You spread your cloak of indecision

With soundbites loudly resonate

Spew your bile, and shout your hate

It pains my eyes to have to see

How you rationalise your mind’s demise

With logic born of bias

Skewed by full-on toxic spin

And an ignorant defiance

Being preached from on the dais

It taints the years I’d come to know

Shrinks the spirit I’d once watched grow

Feeds on fear, absorbs the light

Summons beasts from down below

The side of Man that takes delight

In watching day dissolved by night

How did we even reach this place

Where all that matters is not losing face

Where truths it seems, can intertwine

And bluster, ward off deep disgrace

Reality told to toe-the-line

And your truth can be different from mine

You make me hate the World

All the love, the art, music of the heart

Fades into a fog, ever more dense

As you idly allow reason to depart

Incriminate the use of common sense

And try to debunk intelligence

You make me hate the post-truth World

Billy 23/7/17

 

 

 

 

 

For Whom the Poll Tolls

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Once more unto the breach, dear friends

Once more the polling booth calls

A chance to exorcise the demon

Who has our country by the balls

 

Once more unto the breach

Carry forth the battle cry

Reverse Draconian policies

That said our weakest had to die

 

Stand up, be counted, be seen, be heard

Be part of something more

A movement taking back control

From Murdoch’s grey insectoid whore

 

We have an opportunity

We cannot let it slip away

We have to rid our country

Of these cunts who darken every day

 

Society has stumbled

What happens next is key

Whether on our feet and in the race

Or toppled to one knee

 

Once more unto the breach, dear friends

Each day we see this movement grow

Spreading word from mouth to ear

Making sure the people know

 

Once more unto the breach

We wont go silently into the night

We will not let the hate prevail

We will not bow to the fascist right

 

Onwards, upwards, join the ranks

Add your strength to the growing might

Then standing strong and standing tall

We’ll stand our ground and win this fight

 

Billy 21/4/17

 

Don’t Ask Me

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Don’t ask me to explain

Why sometimes

I’d rather walk in the rain

Why words

Can sometimes fail

Or just seem to no avail

Don’t ask me the reason why

Faith as strong as the sky is high

Can be shattered

In a moment

A loosely swaying remnant

 

Don’t look to me for light

Like some kind of

Altruistic knight

I’m not even close

To gaining best

In my own internal conquest

Don’t ever try to understand

The forces that seem

To guide a hand

We’re a different person every day

Each step we take

Dictates our way

 

Don’t look for fairness or parity

In a World  built on greed

Not charity

There is no graciously warm relief

Until first you’ve tasted

Bitter grief

Don’t expect to see shame

Reflected in the eyes

Of those you blame

They’ll always find a way to justify

Or give themselves

An alibi

 

Don’t ask me to explain

Why life today

Just seems steeped in pain

It’s not that I don’t care

It’s just I have no more

Faith to share

 

Billy 14/4/17