Friday, July 30, 2010

A Walk Outside

A Walk Outside

i stand upon the edge of a cliff
tiny, barely a speck
inconsequential to the roaring
emptiness of the abyss far below
and yet the stillness is far close up

continuous soundless lightning
a dancing figure of rainbow flames
swirl and flash with mesmerizing hues
lightning that etches a form
just the other side of sight
in a cloudless starry night

the mists of the surging river
beckon me fall to the cave below
beneath the bleak precipice
to forget in shades of indigo sleep

ideas whisper faintly in my mind
reflecting within a starving spirit
longing to swoop to the river
and drink deep of the pureness
of everlasting eternity
and be consumed by coldness
without beginning or end

halted only by the sparks
that form within my form
life, insignificant, and yet
undeniable and endless
a tiny calm amid the storm

I turn and walk slowly
to fade back to green
trees and grass and blue
skies with clouds of white

Thursday, July 29, 2010

between and betwixt

between and betwixt

It was a wild ride
to the river
that day
and a long walk down
a lonely rocky slope
to stand at the edge
where the out of focus chaos
of society in turmoil
receded at the presence
of the familiar watery calm
but that time
there was a difference
that time
I felt small
a weird sensation
as if I passed a boundary
so I looked all around
and felt what was to be felt
and still I was small
I felt
and with a shrug
whether tall or small
still I was me
so I accepted the feeling
with a satisfied chuckle
because underneath it all
I still knew what it is to be
so I strode further on
and stood at a rise
I looked all around
at the river and the grass
at my feet the water flowed by
and the dirt slowly followed
then I knelt gently down
on that shrub circled knoll
and the Earth
She did call out to me
but I hesitated, no answer,
She called again and
I reached out to touch Her
warm and smooth the bare dirt
soft and silky the blades of grass
I stroked and dallied
for a moment in time
enjoying a long forgotten memory
as I felt the passion pulse
and realized
my path, beginning to end
between and betwixt
with resignation I stood up
to contemplate the river
again and then turned
and at the apex of the knoll
quite above the ground
I hurled the fire of yesterdays
back the way I came
full of all the travail
broken dreams and bodies
the sicknesses and the deaths
all the anguish and sorrows
the laments and the pains
then motionless I stood
the shock of anger had passed
and everything went quiet
as I began to sway
first toward where I came
then toward where I went
back the way that was past
and then further to the way not yet
unconsciously at first
but with growing awareness
She spoke to me
and upon full realization
a moments hesitation
to enjoy the presentation
of the sway before the choice
tilting in and tilting back
an aching equilibrium
for a relaxing interlude
but though pleasant it was
I knew I could not stay and sway
a decision must be made
so I lifted my gaze skyward
and I cannot say
to this day
if the bolt, upon me did alight
or if it came from me
and upon the sky it did light
the choice was made
with Her I would be
and with new eyes I gazed
over to the river flow
swollen and hiding
what I thought I knew
just moments before
downriver it washed
and a new reality lay layered
and though I searched
for the moments that had passed
they had gone, no trace
and for a time
I missed that world of mine
that once I trod in broken rhyme
for a time
until the silence did break
by a chipmunk who scampered
and the wind did breeze
to rustle in the trees
the scent of the dirt
wet with the river
as time burned away
and I knew, then and still now,
I am who I am
no matter where I go
between and betwixt
upper, middle and lower
I will always be me
and She
will always be


is an act, a sham
that wants to be me
for all to see
but I smile with glee
'cause there's an inner me
a me
there still it be
not what you see
you have no idea who I am

there's a decision that needs to be
society or me
don't you agree?

you say I can't escape the program
but I'll not go blindly
for some vicious bully
I know your boundary
can discern it clearly
and though you be tricky
and say I'll be sorry
I don't give a damn

I decide to be me
not society
so, painfully, I'm free

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What Sets Us Apart

What Sets Us Apart
I walk the forest
alone and lost

crows in the trees
give raucous warnings

rustle in the bushes
danger hunting me

crow wings and cat tails
black feathers and tawny fur

noisily I climb a ridge
standing defiant I declare

I am human
I have fire


the other side
is all butterflys and flowers

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Secret of Life

Secret of Life
The road of life must ever be traversed
with the destination in mind
. . .
Let us dally and wonder,
for there is no exit.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Squaring The Circle

Squaring The Circle

The numbers π and e, pi and Euler's Number, do not exist in nature. Therefore the circle does not exist in nature because without both π and e a circle cannot be constructed. Without the circle all of geometry becomes infinitely easier. Without both π and e all schools of mathematics become infinitely easier, and some disappear completely. Without both π and e the nature of the universe becomes infinitely easy to understand. Without both π and e cluttering the mind with endless illusory computations the fractal nature of reality is plainly evident. Fractals are simple to understand once the mind rejects both π and e. The nature of the universe, and therefore all reality, is very simple to understand. Fractals are finite sets of information that repeat infinitely at all levels. Reality is fractal. Fractals are infinite. Reality is infinitely fractal. Everything is One. One is Everything.

All theories based on the reality of both π and e are obviously complicated hogwash. Need I say, as well, that all so-called advanced mathematics using i, imaginary numbers, are only advanced delusions in the same manner as π and e? So having done away with π, i and e means the oft-called most beautiful formula, Euler's Formula, is as ugly as it gets.

As above, so below. Get with the program, yo.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Before I Leave

Before I Leave

As the last tear of parting rolls slowly down my cheek
A sadness for times no longer to be
A happiness for times that led up to thee
A gladness that I did live and see
I'd like my last words to be
"May I have a kiss before I leave?"

A kiss for family
A kiss for friends
A kiss for times I remember
A kiss for times I forgot
A kiss for times that were
A kiss for times never been
A kiss for tears
A kiss for smiles
A kiss for life
A kiss for love
A kiss for you
A kiss for me
A kiss for the journey
A kiss for the tarry
A kiss for what was
A kiss for what is
A kiss for what will be
A kiss for I am not to be

May I have a kiss before I leave?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lament to the Spirit of War

Lament to the Spirit of War
by Enheduanna, circa 2300 BCE

You hack everything down in battle.
God of War, with your fierce wings
you slice away the land and charge
disguised as a raging storm,
growl as a roaring hurricane,
yell like a tempest yells,
thunder, rage, roar, and drum,
expel evil winds!
Your feet are filled with anxiety!
On your lyre of moans
I hear your loud dirge scream.

Like a fiery monster you fill the land with poison.
As thunder you growl over the earth,
trees and bushes collapse before you.
You are blood rushing down a mountain,
Spirit of hate, greed and anger,
dominator of heaven and earth!
Your fire wafts over our land,
riding on a beast,
with indomitable commands,
you decide all fate.
You triumph over all our rites.
Who can explain why you go on so?

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Thomas Jefferson, Father of American Genocide

Thomas Jefferson, Father of American Genocide

This is the Thomas Jefferson that revisionist historians teach:
Northwest Ordinance of 1787:
"The utmost good faith shall always be observed towards the Indians; their land and property shall never be taken from them without their consent; and in their property, rights, and liberty, they shall never be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall from time to time be made, for preventing wrongs being done to them, and for preserving peace and friendship with them." -- Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Henry Knox, 1787

This is the real Thomas Jefferson. His extreme duplicity has been copied and perfected worldwide by governments and corporations to this day:

Letter from President Jefferson to the Governor of Indian Territory and future President William Henry Harrison:
"You will receive from the Secretary of War … from time to time information and instructions as to our Indian affairs. These communications being for the public records, are restrained always to particular objects and occasions; but this letter being unofficial and private, I may with safety give you a more extensive view of our policy respecting the Indians, that you may the better comprehend the parts dealt out to you in detail through the official channel, and observing the system of which they make a part, conduct yourself in unison with it in cases where you are obliged to act without instruction. Our system is to live in perpetual peace with the Indians, to cultivate an affectionate attachment from them, by everything just and liberal which we can do for them within the bounds of reason, and by giving them effectual protection against wrongs from our own people. The decrease of game rendering their subsistence by hunting insufficient, we wish to draw them to agriculture, to spinning and weaving. The latter branches they take up with great readiness, because they fall to the women, who gain by quitting the labors of the field for, those which are exercised within doors. When they withdraw themselves to the culture of a small piece of land, they will perceive how useless to them are their extensive forests, and will be willing to pare them off from time to time in exchange for necessaries for their farms and families. To promote this disposition to exchange lands, which they have to spare and we want, for necessaries, which we have to spare and they want, we shall push our trading uses, and be glad to see the good and influential individuals among them run in debt, because we observe that when these debts get beyond what the individuals can pay, they become willing to lop them off by a cession of lands. At our trading houses, too, we mean to sell so low as merely to repay us cost and charges, so as neither to lessen or enlarge our capital. This is what private traders cannot do, for they must gain; they will consequently retire from the competition, and we shall thus get clear of this pest without giving offence or umbrage to the Indians. In this way our settlements will gradually circumscribe and approach the Indians, and they will in time either incorporate with us a citizens of the United States, or remove beyond the Mississippi. The former is certainly the termination of their history most happy for themselves; but, in the whole course of this, it is essential to cultivate their love. As to their fear, we presume that our strength and their weakness is now so visible that they must see we have only to shut our hand to crush them, and that all our liberalities to them proceed from motives of pure humanity only. Should any tribe be foolhardy enough to take up the hatchet at any time, the seizing the whole country of that tribe, and driving them across the Mississippi, as the only condition of peace, would be an example to others, and a furtherance of our final consolidation. " -- Thomas Jefferson, February 27, 1803

Letter from President Jefferson to the Secretary of War Henry Burbeck:
"If we are constrained to lift the hatchet against any tribe, we will never lay it down until that tribe is exterminated . . . in war, they will kill some of us; we will destroy all of them." -- Thomas Jefferson, August 28, 1807

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Capitalist Nature

Capitalist Nature
Adam Smith,
taught that God created nature
in such a way that men
could pursue their own interests
without care or worry about anybody else.

Ayn Rand,
taught that nature is brutish,
and that all who follow an ecological path
will become grunting subanimals
digging in the dirt with their bare hands.

Alexander Hamilton,
taught that nature is simple poverty
yet provides the raw materials for life
but only by industrializing nature
can man create true wealth

David D. Friedman,
teaches that nature is uncontrolled
and that a man who knows the land
has a natural right to claim it as private property
and social status determines the ultimate owner

Need I say
they loved to survey
so nature's worth to assay
it's body and soul just a gateway
to riches and wealth for today.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Judaic Nature

Judaic Nature
Philo Judæus,
Alexandrian philosopher and defender of the temple,
taught that YHVH is immanent in nature
and creates continuously, but only in spirit,
because all matter is the work of the devil,
and so must be defeated in order to reach the divine.

Abraham ibn Daud,
the first Judaic Aristotlean,
taught that nature is disconnected from YHVH,
that a vast heirarchy of angels
act as intermediaries between YWVH and nature,
with this world as the lowest creation.

Bahya ibn Pakuda,
the fountainhead of Judaic philosophical pietism,
taught that nature is finite,
and the usefulness of all creatures
is expressed in the bounty
they provide for man.

Moses ben Maimon,
known as The Second Moses,
taught that nature is only the shadow of YHVH,
the very existence of YHVH sustains all nature,
and so the state of nature is always a reflection
of the perfection that is YHVH.

Need I say,
they loved to downplay
Nature in every way
as only a necessary waylay
on the way to the divine bouquet,
to determine if your spirit will hold sway,
and relegate Nature to only a valet.

Islamic Nature

Islamic Nature
Abu Ali ibn Sina,
creator of the Islamic scholastic system,
taught that nature is
merely an instrument for the soul
to assist men in perfecting their love of Allah,
and is the lowest of the sciences.

Abu al-Hasan al-Ash'ari,
the 3rd-century Renewer of Islam,
taught that nature is
unstable and ever changing,
there is no continuity except Allah,
who creates and destroys everything in every moment.

Abû Hâmid Al-Ghazâlî,
the 5th-century Renewer of Islam,
taught that nature is
completely controlled by Allah,
only a field of cause and effect
where Allah decrees every individual causality.

Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh,
the last prophet of Islam,
taught that nature is
available in unending bounty
and created for men as rewards
by the limitless generosity of Allah.

Need I say
they loved to convey
that Nature is only a pathway,
and paved our will to obey,
without thought but of to pray
that Allah will provide in every way,
without a thought for any other day.