The Repetition of history

It’s what they say, isn’t it? That history must be remembered So it won’t be repeated But that hardly works in life Warfare and butchery are nothing new And certainly not forgotten But still it happens again and again Preying of rich upon poor Injustice in courts of law Inscribed in texts from ancient times…

Favourite Time Travel Movies

I like time travel stories, but there are plenty around that make little or no sense, dealing with the concept in a way that doesn’t bear too close examination. As such, in no particular order, here are some films that I think are better examples of time travel story-telling. Primer (2004) Potentially one of the…

Untold Story

Nothing but small talk Hello how are you lovely weather we’re having Hide behind the words so no one knows Your untold story Chatter echoes in an empty void A shield of nothing disguising the truth No one knows you No one wants to know No one hears the silence of your words Everyone’s chatter…

Dreaming of Monsters

Lying in bed in the pitch-black night The small child strains her eyes to see Strains her ears to hear every sound Ghosties and ghoulies and things that go bump Swallow you down, body and soul Take you away to the world of the dead Many years later, all grown up Lying in bed in…

Water lilies and Water ways – the magic of Monet

Claude Monet (1840-1926) was one of the founders of Impressionism, a type of painting founded on the idea of painting nature as it was perceived, especially outdoor painting (en plein air). He would often paint multiple pictures of the same scene, at different times of the day and at different seasons, in order to capture…

Floating

On the waters of forever Through the mists of time and remembrance We wander, each one of us alone While eternity of stars wheels above us While the earth beneath spins, and spins again While the eons pass We speak the slow and careful language Of the universe We taste its mysterious wonder We weep…

Third Act

It’s time for the resolution of the story So, what’s it going to be? From the time you enter, stage left, Everything has led to this moment And now it’s time to find out Are you the hero of your own story Maybe you’re the villain Or even just a chorus member In someone else’s…

Tide

Shattered on shores lie all the wreckage of hopes and dreams Rocks and shoals bar the way to safe harbour Winds howl, waves roar And a life lies in pieces on unrelenting stone This is the time and place To get back in the game Take up hammer and nails Put the pieces back together…