Freedom is a word, nothing more,
some vagueness we gather
from grainless remastered photographs,
from movies, movies, billion dollar movies,
from fallen walls streaked with graffiti,
from balaclava clad strangers
who squint at us from tunnel time
until we glance away ashamed.
I watch gulls float overhead like simple ideas
stretched and sweated under the old moon,
transformed into howling savage things,
terrifying innocent interested enquirers
into quivering dumb dumbs
too afraid to ask
what everybody is wondering.
As infants our instincts taught us
to grip reflexively when something comes close enough to trap,
now concepts grow to unimaginable magnitude
and I’m left feeling as alone
as the first man to know the heavens
are not really heavens
at all, but an endless empty concert hall
where torrents of tiny giants clutter
The Dark Floor
as uncountable confetti strands
left like melancholy mementos
of a fantastically important party.
I enjoy your use of words and your ideas. Excellent.
Hey Luke, thanks for passing by my blog and checking out my post on sharing links to your poems. Please feel free to pop some links for yours into the comment box. Having had a gander at your blog I really like your plain speaking style, its no nonsense and thought provoking. Just the way I like it! Best. Anna. 🙂
i once heard a man say, don’t vote; it only encourages them!
I like the definition given in Me snd Bobby McGee: ‘Freedom is just another word for nothing left to loose’,…
I think nobody ever came close to understanding the mindset of the one who lost everything and has nothing else that holds him back, from freeing himself.
really agree with this
i like the concept (new to me) of adding an audio of what you have written
Gives me a few new ideas, actually
and thanks a lot for liking and following my blog
hope to see u on a similar platform again mate
I’m still experimenting with it myself – it’s quite daunting listening to your own voice and there’s a lot to play around with. Give it a go and see what comes out 🙂
oh i can relate
i almost never listen to my recorded voices, even if people say that it came out ok
i have a pinching feeling that they laugh on the inside when they hear me ( i know i cringe)
but certainly u have the voice for it. back yourself up a bit and speak with more passion mate. so it’s not audible that you are somewhat reluctant to speak
(wheew, that got long)
Thank you for the feedback, I feel it sounds melodramatic if you put too much emphasis into it? So I just went deadpan haha. I appreciate your comments
hmm true, one could go over board, sounding like he’s the only one taking his stuff seriously… oh well, I hope (if u haven’t yet) u find the balance you are looking for
Maybe I will one day, until then I’ll just keep making a fool out of myself 😀