Wednesday, December 15, 2010
DIS-EASE OF MAN - THE NEW SILENCE
Is it really any wonder that people feel uneasy at the moment; that somehow things have spiralled out of control; out of trust. Not only are we trapped in the mire of financial uncertainty that seems to be affecting not only Ireland, but much of Europe, if not most of the globe, we are being forced to witness, through more easily accessible worldwide communication, one despicable human rights violation after another, and there seems to be damn all the ordinary man on the street can do about it. As stated in previous blogs, it would seem that as the hierarchies of Government, Church, Banking and Financial Institutions failed miserably, and in such quick succession, there is now a real sense of DIS-EASE within society, which has somehow gone past the point of words. They are tired and worn out! A new kind of SILENCE is being born! Most of the chaos around us, and the feelings that provokes, might stem from an almost subconsious layering, fusing and engraving of historical circumstance over centuries, which perhaps, on the face of it, would seem to have very little to do with a 21st psyche.
IS MAN, AS ONE ESSENTIAL INDIVIDUAL, A PART OF THE COMPLETE ESSENCE OF SOCIETY, AND A PRODUCT OF IT'S COLLECTIVE MEMORY?
These recent thoughts inspired this poem.
Clouds on glass, over others slide,
Lighter, moving faster, in quick succession.
A pox upon tango-knitted proxy,
Set on fire by the sun god's inspection.
A violin moans, but he cannot see,
The artist or the bow.
Wind cannot whistle through steel-frozen ribs,
Dis-eased, Historied ... Smelt him now!
Beware of the beast lurking deep in the shadows,
Won't bore you, or gore, but eyeballs to shame.
In disguise; mixing Medusa with Minotaur ...
Divinity sabotages Lucifer's grains.
A puppet of any age, Man flails at brink
Of new silence; doesn't realize his fate,
Rests, not upon the factory job,
But the Battle beyond the Gate.
Maureen Walsh - December 2010 ©
I JUST HOPE THAT THIS DIS-EASE DOESN'T CEMENT ITSELF IN APATHY AND HOPELESSNESS!
'Hear Me Out' is about missed opportunities and misunderstandings. It is written, composed, arranged, played and sung by Canadian singer, Sarah Slean.
I am a firm believer, that most things are 'PUTTABLE-RIGHTABLE'! Of course there has to be a volition for change and mediation. APATHY and HOPELESSNESS thwart that process
Thank God Christmas is coming and the hopefully the goose is getting fat!
Ciao for now!