Still Not Averse To Verse

They Who Hesitate Will Be Lost

On Current Political Discord In Australia: October 2021

Look at them
Mumbling and fumbling while the world is crumbling
Into the dust of self interest
As a powerful minority
Holding the reins of the horses of the Apocalypse
Gallop over the cosmic cliffs of climate denial
Into the turbulent fatal ocean
Of no return
Where lie the shipwrecks of egomania
Can you hear their voices
Ranting and raving behind closed doors
Creating the pretence of logical discourse
But in reality
Merely protecting their own
Intolerant, illiberal, provincial self-serving interests
To the detriment of all mankind
So
They look before they keep
Squirm within their dangerous, deadly subterfuge
Sprouting media lies
As if they were oracles of Delphi
While fire and storm, drought and flood
Threaten with deadly menace
The provinces they claim to protect
Ah woe is thee!
So many suffer the pain of fear
Because of the deeds
Of an arrogant few
But that door will be opened soon
With the key of truth
For there is a tide rising with inevitability
That will whisk away this deadly minority
Like sun rays on a morning frost
When nature’s demands are finally understood by all
They who hesitate will be lost


Life Is Not What It Seems

Observations Of Misdeeds In 2021

Life is not what it seems
Politicians fund their own dreams
Chicanery of our time
Life is not what it seems

The poor must fend on their own
We are lumps of stone
Cruelty of our time
The poor must fend on their own

That dear child is a user
Preyed upon by an abuser
A crime of our time
That poor child is a user

Good women are second best
Purely at men’s behest
Male chauvinism of our time
Good women are second best

Too many creatures are dying
Only the children are crying
Blindness of our time
Too many creatures are dying

So many fires are burning
People to wreckage returning
Chaos of our time
So many fires are burning

People are stealing water
Rivers are part of the slaughter
Fraudulence of our time
People are stealing water

The temperature’s constantly rising
Big business is eulogising
Deadly greed of our time
The temperature’s constantly rising

The people are threatening mutiny
As modelling is hidden from scrutiny
True grit of our time
The people are threatening mutiny

Ghosts fund a politician
A warrant for fitting derision
Corruption of our time
Ghosts fund a politician

The Speaker has been defied
Something history will deride
Illegality of our time
The Speaker has been defied

A mass of people are dying
Their vaccination denying
Disaster of our time
A mass of people are dying

Too many guns are loaded
Peace is by business eroded
Fascism of our time
Too many guns are loaded

We shall not be denied
Even though our masters have lied
As the triumph of our time
We shall not be denied

Forsaking all other

We walked together you and I
Hand in hand
Along the road we chose together
Sharing joy as the opportunity arose
Sheltering each other from the winds of loneliness
Speaking as one
Of the power of the thing we called love
They were platinum days those
For the most part
As we banished the whims of worldly stress
Side by side
Welcoming as if we owned them
The songs of birds
Butterflies dancing on the air
And industrious bees seducing the flowers
In the garden of the home we shared
I learned from you to consider others
To listen as well as speak
To respect in the world what others seek
And to grow according to canons beyond myself
Yet in spite of this
The bonds were flimsy
And subject to the winds of whimsy
For suddenly I am alone
With a troubled heart that tends to break
As you have found another not to forsake

Family Love

Which of you, having a son or an ox
that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day,
will not immediately pull him out? Luke 14:1-35

When the world wrongs someone you love
Takes him by the scruff of the neck
And makes his life a wreck
Your way is clear
You must find a way to reach him
Often
For there is little worse in life than to be alone
Isolation is a monstrous punishment
Reserved in the way of things
Mostly for aliens with a cryptic alignment
So you break their code with solitary confinement
But there he is to your dismay
Maligned, confined, defined as flotsam
Amidst his debris alone
Save when you talk to him on the phone
So you keep in touch though you can’t do much
But you gladly share your days
And then you discover
An astonishing mind that so often will amaze
A thinking reed surrounded by a swamp of indifference
Who follows the news
And skillfully detects each ruse
In a world that is geared for gain
Who reads the net as a guru, to make
The complicated plain
He understands so well the workings of the world
He can even foretell rain
Loves music of all kinds and ever so gently makes it
Is a lover of history and knows when Krueger* fakes it
And detects the wrongs of society like Sherlock Holmes
O could I find a magic thread
And with a loom be able
I’d create a tapestry to make his life a fable
On it I’d weave the wonder
Of the tales he tells
The beauty of his music
I’d reveal with singing bells
I would proclaim his loneliness with an empty space
And show him then with company as part of the human race

*In 2003, Abrie Krueger of South Africa was named the world’s biggest liar after saying he was crowned King of the Wasdale Valley.

Flash Jack From Gundagai

If your mind hasn’t set you free
You won’t have heard of me
I’m a star in the Western sky
With a pile before I die
And I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

Pests might worry some folk
For me they’re a sick joke
I charge like Muhammad boxin’
Then hit ’em with a toxin
And I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

I have millions of sheep
So I count ’em all then sleep
Or pray for space on my knees
Then I cut down all the trees
And I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

I met a jolly swagman
Who was nothing but a bag man
He stole my sheep and I sought his hide
But he committed suicide
Yes I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

One thing is habit forming
The lies on global warming
So I say to hell with science
As from me there’s no compliance
And I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

I never use my brains
Who needs them when it rains?
I just make the cunning choice
To vote for Barnaby Joyce
As I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

I’ve one more thing to say
In my sentimental way
Please let me be the master
At the next disaster
Yes I’m known in all the bars
As Flash Jack From Gundagai

royciebaby

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