Haunting Poems

As Big As The Bad Has Been, As Big The Good Will Be

When I was little
Ponderous Questions
Did Summon My Mind

In gravelled concrete paths
strewn across bluebells under
mysteriously cruel arched rainbows
landscaping terraces and framing factory funnels

Enshrined in bleak blackness
my little groping mind gazed upon the future unknown

How delicately dangerous
How sweetly mission impossible
These paradigm dreams that scraped
the shifting sky

...............of Art Freedom and Nudity
of University Lecturing Libraries
of blonde blue eyed English English - men

But of Class, Religion, Spirits and Culture
All lies, lies, lies, lies
Did Battle with
Pinching shards of British steel
hammering my mind as nails of truth
I could not deny......

The warm enticement of dark church and pub
Cricket and Flirty robes
Soul Scary
Spirit Evoking and as Incantating
Ear Spanking
Life Revolutionary
Magic Music and Effervescent Books
Relaying in song and word

A scythe of death........
to concete gravel
to the blasted bondage of power marriage.......
it's ghastly gold and sari streams flowing with swords
of Bollywood hypocrisy and
Cognitive Torture embedding sinister flashbacks

HALT..........!

ALAS........

Life is very strange.......
Thus it's wonder and awe
This Wheel of Karma and Destiny
Which Pulls and Pushes Us
Like Newton's Laws of Motion
To What End.......?
To Where.........?
The Mystery and Surprise of it all
The gods cheekily hide.....