Posts Tagged ‘Thought’


Sitting here, a muttering below
Rises up ears to offend
Below the threshold of understanding
Most irritating and commanding

Experts gather to respond
To ideas floating in the pond
Of life that man has filled with thought
But empty of what’s really sought
A silence never quite achieved
By one so easily deceived

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A product of culture
Forged on the line
Honed by the voices
Symbols define
Lost in the daydreams
Those of the night
Phantoms beguiling
Clouding the sight

Views of eternity
Rise from somewhere
Calming the cold fears
Life’s wear and tear
But no escaping
Binds of the past
First breath of freedom
Would be my last

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On the spot

Four days of fumbling, scratching lines
Mixed thoughts cajoling round and round
While trying to slice and deal out time
To put down something that might rhyme

Perhaps a late return to prose
But lengthy business, explanations
Not quite trials and tribulations
And the frivolous and bland
Refuse to move from head to hand

Importance hardly recognized
Old ideas somehow compromised
Profusions of inanities
Serve to confuse
That’s how it is

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The peace one is seeking is already inside, in the harmonious functioning of the body

A light that shines so very bright
that turns to day the darkest night
burns deep inside what I call mine;
no thought has it to tow the line.

It seems somehow I can connect
with one not wayward or correct,
but driven onward to survive,
to reproduce and stay alive.

How is it that things go astray?
What emptiness is there at play
that draws me to wish and take stock,
to strike out and to run amok;

to rein in one that was born free,
to halt the gallop, blind to see?
Its movement leaves me far behind
midst cold illusions, man defined.

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Lying in the folds of night
the spectres rose to fill with fright
as body turned and twisted then
the nightmare came to haunt again.

Transpiring from that hellish tale,
through gritted teeth there came a wail.
What tortured thoughts could bring such woe,
could take such hold, such fear bestow?

The demon raged, its madness free
to weave a horror none could see,
until the first light pierced the air
and drove the beast back to its lair.

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Psychological dependence sows only decaying seeds of progress

Disturbing developments
Deluge of thoughts
To formulate

Bedded in fear
And hope
Rear up

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This Christmas came and then it went
With lots of money being spent
According to the tabloid press
That enjoys such things to express

Now down we go to a New Year
The days slide by in second gear
As hopes and fears form in the minds
Of all who wish to draw the blinds

Perhaps a Mayan light will shine
Upon some undiscovered shrine
And throw man to the wolves of kind
That then devour his feckless mind

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It’s colder now as polar air
Sweeps down from northern latitudes
And over North Sea’s choppy brine
Are born showers that to snow incline

The annuals bid now farewell
To life and droop as leaves turn brown
Their flowers wilt to a memory
Extravaganza, Nature’s spree

As winter ever closer draws
And nights erode the light of day
The thoughts return of warmth to share
When gathered, free of mad affair

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My days unnumbered, light to dark
No hands of clock could set a mark
With eyes wide to the wonders there
No thoughts of time could me ensnare

Horizons still within mists lay
No future urged me to obey
My world was small and undefined
Without rigidity of mind

No love’s demands me to cement
But with the knowledge instinct lent
The care of a protecting arm
Unnoticed, kept me safe from harm

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From the past was born a future
using strands of thoughts inane:
greying fears, transparent notions
binding, merged with tangled pain.
Rising then, it lurched unfettered;
trod the road that lay ahead,
ribbon in the darkness calling,
grinding grit of words long dead.
Onward to those new tomorrows
scattering while on its way
seeds of madness finding nurture
from tears of some yesterday.

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Seems I’m spreading good vibrations
Feelings sour are turning sweet
It’s as if I’m some conductor
In tune with an ancient beat

Nature favours with its blessing
Let’s me join with life around
In a wondrous celebration
Freely shared, not duty bound

Thought can no more find direction
In that world so empty now
Of reflections from the mirror
Losing form, I know not how

Words are hollow, void of meaning
Changing shape then symbols fly
As a voice sings soft but clearly
In a tongue of days gone by

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One gets an education
To learn a thing or two
Some will become the clever clogs
‘I know it all, don’t you?’

Who gain a first or second
To research, teach, dictate
Upon the board behind the pawns
The moves meant to checkmate.

Spout as someone of letters
Or conjure with the mind
Something of scientific worth
That had lain undefined.

We aid thought in its conquest
Of Nature’s mysteries
And help build up the walls of fear
Protecting histories

By squeezing information
Beyond the membrane’s skin
Into the hearts of waiting cells
To nestle there within

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I have too much on my mind
Just too many thoughts that bind
Future dates with things to do
Of uncertainties a queue
Minutes turning into hours
Stretch the limits of my powers
Even sleep is shorter now
Restless moments disallow
Time to take a stock of sorts
Of the varying reports
From the rim of senses touch
Yes, it really is too much

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Bad company

A life of wrong decisions
Of strangers all around
Feet that once rose so long ago
And never came to ground

A life spent with illusions
Of dangers all around
Thoughts born of hope so long ago
A safe home never found

A life of work and searching
For answers all around
To questions forged so long ago
That when cast just rebound

A life spent chasing phantoms
Those prancers all around
Who mesmerized so long ago
But can no more astound

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Momentary lapse

Eerie that. A certain silence
Only soft whistles and chirps
From those flying near and high
The trembling leaves whispering
A closeness wraps around me
And I am there
Caught between thoughts

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Tick tock

Sun and tufted cumuli
Intermittent showers
Pass as I sit here a while
In between the hours

Thoughts creep from their hiding place
Forged in days gone by
Memories both happy, sad
Bring in turn a sigh

Time no friend to he who waits
Or to he who toils
With its clocks, their ticks and tocks
Springs as snakes in coils

Onwards, ever onwards wend
Through the ages lent
Following dreams, each his own
Till their worth is spent

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It came out of the green, not blue
A message from the stars to them
That didn’t answer any cries
Of creatures strange to human eyes


Twitter, twatter, twhatter, twot
A social network now quite hot
Facebook’s worth a mention too
As worldwide, open, human zoo
That allows those near and far
To further who they think they are


Spacetime at large expands but not near me.
They say I’m just the same size more or less
As when I was full-grown, some time ago,
Though with local expansion I confess.
It seems that gravity’s the driving force
To keeps all close together as we sail
Upon that ocean, destiny unknown,
Some wishing as immortals to prevail.

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Moving on

Lots of hot air emerging in the Netherlands over the “failing” summer weather

Summer is too cold and wet?
Don’t make a problem
Better yet
Just enjoy all that Nature brings
The storms and calms
And all that sings
The energy of growth and seed
That satisfies survival’s need
Let grumbling thoughts just ramble on
Soon they too will be spent and gone

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Options in paradise
To win or lose
Conquer or be a slave
Some get to choose

Living in harmony
With Nature too
Seems to be something that
Humans can’t do

Where does the problem lie?
What rules our lives?
That born of raging fear
Ever survives

Thought is the enemy
Unseen by most
Unthankful host

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Heaven’s portal opens wide
Gods of old now staring
Down upon the world of man
For his good once caring

Breathless, then a rushing wind
Tangled, mangled swirling
Closeness in a moment shed
By the downdraught hurling

Wild eyes roaming to and fro
Thor appears loud roaring
Creatures cower before his might
Pleas he is ignoring

Flashing, crashing, thunderstorm
Rumbles fit to crumble
Slashing, dashing rain drops fall
Light fades to a grumble

Moments caught by ancient fears
Inner thoughts now hiding
Till the seeming rage subsides
Of two worlds colliding

Distant now the tremors heard
Misty moisture clinging
Thor departs in joyous mood
With his hammer swinging

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