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bathe we shall

water cleanses birth
readies purifies death
cutting with a lathe
gods came to bathe
one by one,
blue skies, sun
Sol, Orcus, Liber
Janus, Jupiter, Saturn
Genius, Mercury, Apollo,
Neptune, Mars, Vulcan,
Luna, Ceres, Tellus,
Minerva, Diana, Venus
prayed in nature’s girth
in maddening maddening earth
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Long-winded drivel

Let’s discuss this
Let’s discuss that

Doesn’t matter what
Doesn’t matter who
Colours will do
Green or blue

Ocean waters
Sons, daughters
Smiles, laughter
Plenty crying after

Walk and runs
Joys and funs
Words just flow
Ideas grow

Philosophy
Geography
Anatomy
Taxonomy

Conquests, cures
Pains endured
Slow…down
More and more
Hit the floor

Listen to the hum
Mother Earth glum
Could ignore
Talk some more
Finance, politics
Don’t be a bore

How about ants living,
Gorillas screaming
Purpose of living
Reasons for dying
Riches, diamonds
Life unsatisfying

Inviting, biting
Infinite fighting
Cause unknown
Bodies thrown
Souls blown

Inhuman misery
Factories, fisheries
Ships and planes
Expanses, plains

Roof of the world
Beautiful birds
Beaches and peaches
Eels and leeches
Jail breaches

Injuries, hurts
Heart wrenching, flirts
Indeed…about that,
Stop staring that skirt
Stop calling me a bird
You are such dirt

Why going so low
Flying solo
Let me hold that hand
Understand

Humanity, insanity
Divinity, destiny,
Joys of being, litany

a samurai sword,
High tea can’t afford
Unstoppable buying
nowhere to hoard

Walk and stand
Invisible hand
Conspiracies true
my love for you

Go on and on
Till it is dawn
A new day again
discussion began

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Kissed by a rose

Just a mere touch
Outer pores
Slightest dampness
Of your lips
On my cheek
Even forehead
Let alone lips
Will say it
Relay it
More than a
thousand million words
This is enough
Thank you
I adore you

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Where are your gods now (a tale)

An evil emperor of foreign lands
one day docked on calmer waters
Scorched the earth destroyed greens
Butchered animals, enslaved people

Then put them under his boots and screamed
Tell me where are your gods now
One child had the courage
No fear in those deep black eyes

Looked at him and simply said
If you keep doing this, you will be dead
Emperor got angry took boy to task
Got his sword and tell him to ask

For forgiveness to his mighty sin
Child was fearless, replied with a grin
If you can’t make me do what I am told
Think how much power you really hold

Humanity is not here because gods made it so
Fortitude, courage, desire to grow
These same people, you pillage and ruin
If had a good heart their souls you can win

Power you crave is nothing more than a dream
The day you are weak, you will die in screams
Adopt humanity and live amongst us
You will be remembered, immortality thus

Quite unbelievable, emperor took his advice
Released all people, gave them back their lands
Begged forgiveness, for his torture and his vice

If a child’s fortitude, can get a nation through
What are you waiting for,
Go for your dream, make it true!

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Destination

Bright sign indicates
Soul here suffocates
Wealth will flourish
Morality perish
Opulent living
Everything for taking
Nothing for giving
Except few pennies
When feeling benevolent
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I see you

I see you
fear in my eyes
tell you a story
I get enticed
I will be so sorry
chain around my neck
belt around my neck
worse then a slave
You want me to dance
jump and romance
for few brass pennies
In captivity
my soul dies
and a joker is born
To entertain many

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It’s time

When the time is up
let me see your face
touch your lips
listen to your heart
last breath release
love will increase
soul will not cease
death in absolute peace

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Last time I saw Mandela..he was going strong at 90

Last time I saw you
You were going strong at 90
the person who moved the world
With his bare hands
And a smile
Which moved us all
Which crushed the evil in our hearts
We are indebted to you
With our lives and our humanity
Long may you live in the history of the world
Not the person who removed the apartheid
But the one who taught humanity to humans

AB 6 December, 2013
Photography: AB June 2008

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Toil roil

Limbs stretch
Heart pumps
Body dumps
Liquids, fats
Knees crumble
Mind fumbles
Rumble jumble
Waste in haste
My advice,
Bit of vice
Laugh and rest
Dance and fest
Moves to test
Grooves best
Not a moment
Life to waste
Short, sweet
Go with the beat
Till it stops
Beep beep
Bleeeeep

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