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Blank face.

How did it get so far ?


See the night sky and ask: How far ?


Why am I bound to that dirty ground ?

There is so much up there from where I stand

I dream and can fly

higher and higher


and then I wake up

tighter and tighter

I am glued by body and soul

enchained by my thoughts when awake.


Life is to be bound

to the ground

and the wish for a sound

that gets us much higher


I watch the birds, no borders it seems

jealous I watch, standing in the daily congestion

to get to a workplace I neither wanted nor wished for

but was forced into by survival needs.


People then tell me be satisfied

'cos others have not even food

you can be quite lucky

your parents understood


only hard work can get you what you have

I say ok I agree but what if

most people do work hard and still not get

the chance to get by decently ?


And I keep staring into the sky and think:

The sky is the limit, but ....

do I have to die to reach something

that has no limit ?


Some people think god will get them there

I rather think of a wooden box

or a simple cloth as Muslims do

Then I surely will get where


I was before I was born

in a borderless emptiness

not knowing and existing

and plants will start to grow


on my eternal resting place

Maybe I will be one of them.


Stone-Eater Added Sep 6, 2017 - 10:02am
Not quite a poem, just some thoughts. I'm pretty fed up to write articles on politics or recent events, that would be only reporting what people know already or the n-th try to get my views across, which are already known by most and would simply tire.
I might write another article about Africa later if interest is there. Meanwhile let's hope that Trumpie and his generals rethink their idea of starting WWIII in NK.
opher goodwin Added Sep 6, 2017 - 11:08am
Heaven knows how it got this far.
A Classicist Writes Added Sep 6, 2017 - 1:04pm
This is actually a beautiful realisation of your wishes, aspirations and desire to be free of limitations; I imagine you speak for many of us = )
opher goodwin Added Sep 6, 2017 - 2:08pm
An infinity of question SEF.
opher goodwin Added Sep 6, 2017 - 2:19pm
I lost the thread for that book thing SEF.
Stone-Eater Added Sep 6, 2017 - 4:51pm
Stone-Eater Added Sep 6, 2017 - 4:52pm
Thanks, that maybe it. It might be a bit melancholic, but I guess age favors such things ;-)
Lady Sekhmetnakt Added Sep 6, 2017 - 6:03pm
I think I share your thoughts about the situation Stone-Eater. I read some analysis of the "best case scenario" of a nuclear war with North Korea. While they would undoubtedly lose, no one sane could call the United States a "winner" even in the best outcome.
Incidentally here is the most intelligent article I've read yet about the situation and who the actual bad guys are:
“The Bad Guys Are The Ones Invading Sovereign Nations, Not These Guys” https://medium.com/@caityjohnstone/the-bad-guys-are-the-ones-invading-sovereign-nations-not-these-guys-6e4043f3ed61
Stone-Eater Added Sep 6, 2017 - 6:13pm
I didn't actually had that subject in mind but after all it might have some connection with the result ;-)
Stone-Eater Added Sep 10, 2017 - 5:32am
That's OK :-)