I assure you, I am not always standing close to the edge, four floors above the ground, sober and contemplative!!!
The mother carrying the pregnancy knows
Through labour’s pains before baby shows
Now the boy glows and grows
Wherever he wants he goes
Like he’s waltzed into earth all on his own
The father who protected him knows
Through childhood’s wells and woes
As the teen mellows and bellows
However he wants he flows
Like he’s become a free human all on his own
We have searched highs and lows
Experienced life’s tops and belows
And all the answer to our throes
We think philosophy bestows
Like we’ve become wisest beings all on our own
BACKGROUND: What really does it mean to be free and independent?
The mother knows there is no way the baby could have survived without a major input from her. The father who tried to give the child as meaningful a childhood as he could has influenced that “independent” adult we see.
To look at it more closely, without an external input, I am not sure we would still be here. We seem to do well on our own, only as well as a foetus could manage without the mother. We seem capable of making messes all by ourselves. Yet, we seem forever intent on more independence, or at least the idea of being totally independent.
Okay, enough sober thought. We do have happy moments in the midst of our changing worlds and shifting tides.
Some wine and honeyed milk, please!!!
Posted in life, poetry
Tagged Earth, existence, freethinking, freewill, humanity, mortality, musings, Philosophy, pontification, Psychology, spiritual, thoughts
The Earth seen from Apollo 17. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Two ships flying in space a-tango
Earth and Heaven kingdom-ships
The Heaven ship could fly faster
But it kept close to the Earth ship
Often it would send power sparks
To give the Earth kingdom-ship a lift
Or Earth ship would have fared worse
The crew is the worst a ship could wish for
For long the two ships have been on parallel courses
Heaven’s Captain keeping a close watch
Because He has a stake in the other ship
For Earth carries unwilling captives of war
Left to the gods of the earth they’d run it aground
They resist heaven’s help even firing at it
They’d sooner crash earth than see the slaves free
Sadistic gods set against Heaven’s Captain
The Captain knew they’d soon hit the Hell Hole
But He would sooner crash his ship into earth
To get it off that self-destructive course
And He’d capture earth ship
He’d overthrow the lords of the earth ship
Free the slaves and set things straight
He’d force peace to reign aboard that ship
But the timing has to be right!
Posted in epic, fantasy, fiction
Tagged chaos, Earth, future, gods, heaven, hell, kingdom, life, light, thoughts