If only cats could talk …

What would cats say, if they could talk? What would they tell us?   This is Rameses. Rameses is nine years old, and has a lot to say, if the constant loud meowing is any indication. What might he be trying to say? I exist in a constant state of semi-starvation, and my human doesn’t…

Salvation is nearer

The world croons and calls Dances and mesmerizes So sweet, so very alluring Do what thou wilt, taste forbidden fruit Be yourself, know yourself, discover yourself Self, self, self …   But this is mere delusion And focused within, we find only darkness We need to lift our eyes outwards and upwards And there is…

Review “Upstream Colour”

Made in 2013, This film is directed by Shane Carruth, the director of the time travel story “Primer”. I liked “Primer”, but I’m not so sure about this. Briefly, the story is about a woman who is drugged by a man using some sort of worm. This makes her extremely suggestible, as if hypnotised. He…

The quality of mercy

Mercy is in short supply Shoved aside for cold pragmatism Forgiveness shunned as a fool’s game   The mob howl in the Colosseum Lusting for blood If it’s done to them it won’t be done to me   Are you sure? Are you safe?   Mercy, the sign of civilization The sign of humanity The…

Review “My Neighbour Totoro”

Made by Studio Ghibli in 1988, this gorgeous animated film is directed by the awesome Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of the studio, and director of its best works. Totoro has become the studio mascot and is one of the most recognized characters of Japanese animation. The plot surrounds two young girls who move to the country…

What do you do?

What do you do? Not your job, not your title, Not the daily grind But what do you do When you see the sunrise Do you stop and marvel At such beauty What do you do When you see someone hurting Do you stop and ask If you can ease their pain Do you taste…

Great websites

Recently I wrote about some Youtube channels I find to be excellent, and today I thought I’d talk about some website that are worth a look at. As usual, my tastes vary widely, so I hope there will be something for everyone. http://www.openculture.com/ I’ve been a fan of this website for many years. It covers…

Annihilation of a human being

This is how you do it Step by step, dismantling of a life Marginalisation first Age, disability, race Deny employment While pretending it’s nothing personal Remove services Because who can afford to subsidise the useless Repossess homes, transport And sneer at the human rubbish on the street A job well done

Future

Walking into the fog It’s a real pea souper Can’t see a foot in front of my face Glimpses of possibilities Murky and unclear Can’t see the ground on which I’m walking Might fall off a cliff any moment Feeling my way like one blind Living presently Now is all that matters Leave the future…