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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

We can always dream

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We can always dream

No matter where we are in life

We can always dream

It doesn’t matter what you have

It doesn’t matter what you’ve seen

It doesn’t matter who you were

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been

We can always dream

Reach for the moment

Spied in a gleam

Never out of reach

We can always dream

If you can think it

And you can feel it

A path laid out in a single beam

We can always dream

Then if things go foul

Find the cracks and fall between

At least you can say

“It was just a dream”

The point I’m making

Is that the future has no flowers

It’s shoots are still green

Those memories still to show themselves

We can always dream

Billy 13/4/17

 

Walking the dog

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Life smiles sweetly

As it stabs you in the back

And seeks new ways

To throw you off the track

Laughs in your face

As it shrouds you in black

Where the dog cocks an ear

Sniffs the air

Smells your fear

Stalks you through your shadows

Drawing ever more near

Shadows that breathe,

Writhe

And seethe

As you longingly thirst

To drink from the Lethe

Where thoughts revolve

Thoughts devolve

And memories find release

As thoughts dissolve

No need to run

Soporific peace hard won

Bathing in the river

Black dog’s bite undone

A brief respite

Just a pause in the fight

Black dog’s turn

To hide from the light

As you float with the stream

Explore this new dream

While always aware

Things are not as they seem

Anxiety churns

As through the haze

The fire of truth burns

Clouds descend

And black dog returns

 

Billy 7/4/17