Archive for December, 2012

16
Dec
12

The Face I Face


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I woke from a darkness to face a face I am not
The last of my memory is being shot
Who have I become with this face I got
Would this be the face I would have otherwise sought?

Is to be forgotten the face of who I am?
Does this face make me the other man?
Will those who love me need start again?
Or have I become a living sham?

Medical science has rendered this face a new life
Has all been cured by a sterile scalpel knife?
Or has the door been open to a life of mental strife?
When in the mirror the face I face, does not appear right.

16
Dec
12

This Reality – A Mind-bending Quest


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Marching toward the threshold of insanity,
Through the doorway to madness’ bliss,
Giving to schizophrenia; a duality,
Painted in shapes and colors, hard to resist.

A conspired fiction intertwined by questionable reality
Both being hallucination,  chemically induced.
Which presence of mind does  contrive banality;
Which illusion, can most truth be deduced?

What barb-hook catches want from  this fall,
For the truth to this reality is waning at best?
To an inevitable state that is sure to befall,
Rose colored glasses toward a mind-bending quest.

13
Dec
12

How far is TOO far?


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The referenced Article is related to the  installation of audio as well as video surveillance devices installed on urban transit under the disguise of keeping ‘passengers and drivers safe’; is this not just going a bit too far?

This level of infiltration exceeds the bounds necessary to support the `threat of terrorism’ ploy presently, increasingly impinging on public liberties now in 2012; what will our freedoms be twenty years from now?

Though I am writing this from Canada and the article pertains to US cities, it is not beyond possible  our ultra-conservative government, that ‘bends-over’ at the call of its American counter-part; it is not long before the same situation is being sold to gullible Canadians some time in the near future. Fortunately I will either be dead or dementia-ed by then but pity those poor souls just and yet born.

11
Dec
12

In Awe of Christmas


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Through the frosty haze of a cold winter’s night
The tall pine shone brightly with candle, golden light
Beneath, presents’ wrap made for a colorful delight
Leaving all in awe of Christmas’ wonderful sight

This holiday time of well-wishes and cheer
Of marshmallow hot-chocolate, even a pint of beer
While listening for sleigh-bells and honking reindeer
As Santa’s gift-giving arrival draws ever near

Song of heart-felt carols fill the night air
Steeple-bells chime of goodness to declare
A joyous filled time for happiness to share
Well wishes to all for whom you love and care

Merry Christmas & To A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013

10
Dec
12

Happy New Year?


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The prophecy burdened year of 2012 is drawing to a close
Pr-ordained as witness to the end of all humanity
A subject much portrayed through poetry and prose
A creative vehicle for curious minds to sustain a fragile sanity

I, like so many others around the globe since the start of this 21st Century millennium, have been an ardent student of the self-professed Sayers and researchers delving into the historical archaeological and astronomical record of fact, fiction or pure speculation.  The outpouring of information that at best is contradictory, conflicting if not confusing has been fodder for much of my work over the last decade or more.

From all that I have gleaned from this pervasive exercise one item seems more evident than all the rest that some may look at as ironic: the central theme to the 2012 debate is ending of the Mayan Calendar on the date of Winter Solstice; the key word being `ending’ and of course what that will translate to for many.

An equally ardent curiosity of mine is global events be they political, religious, cultural, etc; and, what I have observed increasingly reported has to do with the `ending’ or systematic demise of many institutionalize characteristics found within our society. Arguably if these events or circumstances were to occur at any other time they may not have any significance but, that they are occurring at this time does leave one suspicious.

So what specifically am I eluding to?

Stated simply: ‘The demise of Established Institution(s)!

The advent to the latest global financial collapse, arguably commencing late 2007, that continues to afflict several nations to-date and getting worse; there are several other institutionalized establishments that are or, have been, afflicted with an internal conflict that serves to undermines their foundational  stability.

Though much effort  to resolve these troubling issues; many have been unsuccessful in taking corrective measures.

The following highlights the mores significant of the many that could be discussed:

The 2012 Presidential GOP Candidacy Race: The Republican Presidential nomination process was an absolute joke. The process over several months exhibited a field of potential candidates that left everyone cringing at the prospect that anyone of them would become President of the United States;

The 2012 Presidential Electoral Race: Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is to run against President Obama. This situation serves only amplifying the breakdown in the electoral process. Neither candidate is presenting a platform substantively different from the other. This is clear by the latest polls that has both candidates neck-to-neck. The only saving grace to this dire situation is the Electoral College that will choose a winner by virtue of Swing-State weighting one over the other. Hence in effect a President of the (current) most powerful country in the world chosen by default;

Canadian Parliamentary System: On the Federal level, the current majority government is running rough-shod by imposing mass-legislative initiatives utilizing parliamentary process that would make the harshest dictator smile with glee.  The check and balances to such unruliness falls to the Opposition parties however, as they are in minority position even as a coalition, they are impotent to retard the passing of Omnibus budget bills rife with legislation privy to only they who drafted it;

Canadian Provincial Politics:Ontario is of the largest of the ten provinces and three territories that comprise Canada. In the past week the Liberal Premier of the province just decided to `throw in the towel’ after some nine years governing.  Utilizing a mechanism referred to as Proroguing government, the legislature is effectively shut-down. In effect, largest province in the nation is left with no governing body for what could be an indefinite period while it awaits the Liberal party to nominate and elect a new leader;

   – Canadian Municipal Politics: Several Mayors to major Canadian municipalities have been or are in the process of being dismissed from Office on charges of  corruption, conflict of interest and similar offenses.

The National Hockey League: Labeled Billionaire arguing with Millionaires over how to split a 3.3billion dollar revenue pie has literally shut down the game. Though negotiations are still ongoing, all indications suggest the loss of the full season. The greatest implication to the potential, long-term lock-out is for the hundreds of jobs and small business directly affected by the loss of the hockey season;

The American National and College Football Leagues: Though the strike of referees to the NFL  is now resolved, the strike had a major effect on the field and almost brought down the game forcing the league owners into a forced negotiation with the referee’s association;

Global Child-Sex Abuse: Scandals centered around the Pennsylvania State University college football franchise that rocked the US-nation and rippled around the world.  PSU long-held in awe by football fans throughout the United States and beyond are devastated by the multi-year sentence given Assistant Coach Sandusky as well, the stripping of all awards and acknowledgments affecting not just the University by massive punitive fines but too, its star team players dating back decades;

– National Boy Scouts: In both Canada and the United States the breaking news of child-sex abuse dating back decades. The crime of the organization failing to respond/react to reports by member scouts of having been abused;

  – Fall of Lance Armstrong: Seven time Tour de France champion and founder of the Live Strong Foundation stripped of all titles including the Sydney Olympics medal. This literally puts the ‘cap on the bottle’ to the demise of ethics and trust worthiness of societal institution.

Do these conditions serve as harbinger to greater things to come; the collapse of global civilized society mitigated by the growing unrest over severe austerity imposed on bankrupt member nations of European Union; the raging political-fire spreading throughout the Middle-East?

Who knows but, one thing is absolutely certain: on the eve of December 31, 2012 the world’s People will either breathe in relief that the year has quietly ended without Armageddon or cringe to the prospect that there is yet more to come in 2013.

Good luck and may you not be so afflicted!

10
Dec
12

Morality’s Grasp


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He looked into my eyes, through to my want of soul
He knew  I desired him but at what cost, what toll?
His beauty of youth so obvious, not to be denied
But morality’s grasp did, our chance to love, belie

Age, the discriminator to each living life
Through its passage, experienced, is much emotional strife
It need not be this way, it makes no common sense
For often and, most certain, it’s to our own expense

We struggle to retain our vibrancy of youth
But each reflective glance, garners the harsher of truth
As each year moves closer toward an unavoidable, death end
It leaves the want to be old and living , harder to defend

Beauty, it’s said, is bestowed to the eye of the beholder
But not if such beauty is found of one young by one older
Attraction should not be defined by the measure of time’s passage
But by the degree loving hearts become emotionally ravaged

To look into the wanting eyes of one’s youthful admirer
Full of innocence and want to fulfill a yearning desire
Ignorant to the morality of adult guilt self impose
Blind to the consequence that yields such advances forever closed.

06
Dec
12

Faith Choice


To the conception of Soul to Life
The seed to presence is planted
Life is given to nourish the Seed
Nourishment derived by the course journey
Fertilizer source to both Evil and Love
A Choice given to the Life Soul to feed
question
To what faith in Choice is your journey nourished?




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