I often wonder, why are we born, go to school, and then chase money the rest of our lives, shouldn't we be about something better than that by now being that the first coin form of currency was minted 5 Millennium ago, currency... an ancient concept of self induced slavery that we all willingly fall in line with still to this day and beyond.
I recall the eve Of the new millennium I could barely contain my glee How fortunate was our generation
Not many throughout history Have experienced this billow When the calendar achieves A crest of three zeros
Then shortly thereafter The war drums were beating In the wake of a disaster Politicians were conspiring
They sold us all on a lie So many willingly bought it Louder echoed the war cries After all, the intelligence was "solid"
The spoils of this particular war Were not just about rebuilding contracts Our own citizens we now monitor They call it "The Patriot Act"
Anytime my government declares This is for your own good, so adhere You've just been the victim of psychological warfare For nothing motivates like fear
I recall the morning of the new millennium I recall how a surveillance state was born The calendar swears it's 2021 But it's really just "1984"
Copyright John Solomon
Most of the rebuilding contracts for the country of Iraq after the war went to a company named Halliburton, it just happened to be a company that the vice president at the time, Dick Cheney, used to be the CEO of. I tried to explain some of these facts to a few people that always reply, "yes but he ( Saddam Hussein ) was a really bad guy Jack", they miss the entire point. Of course he was an awful murderous dictator, but the only weapons of mass destruction that were ever in Iraq at the time of the war were the ones that we brought with us to destroy a country. And now we have a camera everywhere all the time watching and recording our every move without a warrant in my country.
The Genesis of this vessel Was a swaddled cocoon of tranquility Warmth, nourishment from a tether And a metronome beat in rhythm with my own
Placidity quenched me with every liquid breath Ontogenesis complexities were thriving with growth Millimeter by millimeter augmentation formed senses I shared deeply loving vibrational tones with my host
I had to leave the comfort of this optimum chamber To search for these frequencies of sound that bound One moment I was cold, the next was warm embrace "I love you my son", then tears streamed our faces
Over the past few days, I've been dealing with nausea and vertigo. The vertigo causes a swaying feeling within me, as if I'm on a boat, despite the fact that I haven't set foot on a boat in years. The cause is a combination of medication issues and the recent turbulence here on the forum. I sometimes (unintentionally) take on the emotions surrounding a situation, which then manifest themselves as physical symptoms. As things have settled down here, the symptoms have slowly started dissipating too. Since there was very little I could do about it, I did what any writer would do, when they can't do much else. In other words, I wrote about it. Thank you for reading. ♥️
*I look forward to getting back to reading/reposting soon. Hopefully within the next few days.
VERTIGO by Carolyn Glackin Boy, you got me reeling Like I'm spinning in space Swaying back and forth E'er since I first saw your face Caught up in this motion I don't know what to do Going nowhere, yet I'm moving Ever closer to you Don't know how it happened Guess you caught me off guard Feelin' like a lunatic Life is hittin' me hard Babe you got me rockin' Like the waves in the ocean But it's time to cool it down I need to quell this commotion You shook the ground before me When you stepped on this Earth You showed me your true power So I'd know what you're worth No need to get it twisted Don't pull the rug from beneath me You gotta know by now I prize the love you bequeath me Never mind the past Let's move together in time Come find me in the beat Of every word that I rhyme You can be my rock 'Cause you're so steady and strong And I can keep us grounded We won't waver for long You got me straight up syncopatin' In this unchecked syncope Gettin' vertical with vertigo Between you and me Come on, let's shake it loose We'll be together, yet free. Copyright Carolyn Glackin 4/9/2021
Although song/book/movie/etc. titles can't be copyrighted, I'd still like to mention that I make no claim on the title "Vertigo," as it's been used multiple times by multiple people. Aside from that, and the painting, all else is of my own creation.
Sending away my shadow, that's growing bigger day by day. The shadow of angst and self-doubt. Something that I didn't notice in the night, until the sun shone upon me. Waves hit me trying to make me fine, but the shadow latched onto my back, is too strong.
rains, petrichor, fog, snow, thunders, moonbows, nothing did reveal the shadow.
clouds, hanging above me, springs, dancing in front of me, autumns, giving up on my soul, winters, hacking my wounds, to treat 'em, nothing could ask me to get rid of it.
flowers drained of scent, stars lost in space, ghosts left alone in air, love thrown away into sea, nothing has to do with me.
old letters, old songs, old news, old photographs, all of these had an old me, A confident me, A lovable me, A capable me.
/The porcelain body of yours is being ruined by your shadow. Find it in the presence of sunshine. The nights may be cool, may be beautiful with stars and galaxies in exhibit. . Shadows aren't going to follow you after your death. What follows you is what you possess. Worldly, bodily shadows, standards set by humans, paths selected by manipulators do not match the heavens. . . . Shadow, my love, goodbye. /
Dive upto the surface of waters from where you are, Fly upto the sunshine from the devil's snare you're stuck. It all makes sense if it's time. Time to let go. Time to learn. Time to believe.