Below you will find the text of an email Rev Billy Talen was so good to send me. Of course, having a subscription with him really helped! 🙂
This is just to let you know, I didn’t have an “ecstatic religious experience” and stopped shopping. No, it took loosing jobs one after another as firms were bought out and ultimately closed….same old Capitalist story….they come, we pay, we work, they pay a little, we work harder and they abandon us for ever more profits.
It’s boiled down to a forced practice, willingly taken, to let go of the societal dogma of “keeping up with the Sales”! In this way, I’ve “bought” my freedom by not buying their stuff. And yes, of course Poverty is my discipline…. it doesn’t have to be…..
Hope this gives you hope!
Text of Rev Billy’s email:
I am facing some jail time for standing up to the evils of Monsanto and other Big Ag usurpers of the Earth. My trial begins tomorrow.
The prosecutor in Iowa appears corrupted by Monsanto and has proposed to a judge that protesters of its toxins be deprived of their constitutional rights at trial. Let’s repeat that. A Des Moines assistant District Attorney has filed a motion that would preclude any “referencing” of the 1st Amendment or free speech protections of the Bill of Rights in my trial. This would retroactively strip a protester, me, of the right to protest simply. Here’s a link to the motion.
Stripping a protester of his or her rights as a citizen in a misdemeanor trial? We cannot find a precedent. There are two of us on trial, me and another person were popped on the charge of trespassing. We face 30 days imprisonment or $500. My lawyer is Wylie Stecklow, a prominent civil rights attorney and supporter of the Church of Stop Shopping. Wylie has been honored with the Key to Harlem, as well as Congressional, State Assembly, City Council and Manhattan Borough Presidents’ citations for outstanding citizenship in relation to his work providing legal services in traditionally underserved communities.
We don’t have videotapes of Monsanto handing brown paper bags of cash to the government lawyers. But that’s where politics comes in. We can’t prove that Monsanto knew that Agent Orange would be causing birth defects fifty years after the Viet Nam War, but they brag on their website about Agent Orange. We can’t prove that Monsanto poisoned the African-American town of Addison, Alabama for years because the statute of limitations has run out on the emails we found between their scheming execs.
Politics is an act of faith. You have enough proof to excite your suspicion that evil is being committed and people need to be protected.
Politics is most powerful when a belief in the good is powered by a belief in the amazing miracle that is life. Frank and I are on the outs with organized religion. But anyone who has sung water songs while facing the gun-men at Standing Rock knows that the disorganized religion of 300 kinds of indigenous peoples singing their clashing harmonies of water prayers by the river while the gun-men watch – that’s a power that no enforcement official, corrupt or not, can stop.
And so I pray for the people of Iowa. In our church we pray to the Earth. I pray to the clean and complex soil of Iowa that my great grandfather William and his wife Lena farmed near Pella, farmed nearly a century ago.
Monsanto’s business model is that the Earth is flawed and we need to make a replacement Earth. Like God the Almighty, the company is devoted to creating life or re-creating it. So Monsanto copyrights life itself. It is laughable to Monsanto that we expect it to be regulated or their products to be tested by researchers who don’t accept their money. Would God submit to the people?
In the service of its God-like presence, Monsanto is devoted to a post-analogue existence. You can’t find it. It is beyond our senses, not unlike its toxins. Our Church of Stop Shopping has tried to find Monsanto. We staged performances at its headquarters in St. Louis; led parades and rallies with our high-stepping gospel; exorcised the demons from their labs in from the farmlands of California to Harvard to the high-rises of Chicago.
We sang our hit single “Monsanto is the Devil” at the EPA hearings on Glyphosates in Washington just last month. Suddenly, after tracking this company for years, I feel this filing that would take away my rights as a citizen – that the mad scientist Monsanto has broken down my front door and aimed a gun at my head.
Consider our crime: we were 250 feet away from the Monsanto “Food Prize” at the Iowa state Capitol, standing on a public sidewalk. In Iowa, the governor is very much like an employee of the company. For the part, Monsanto rented the Iowa State Capitol building and grounds. That’s what I was talking about when the state troopers the had cuffed me.
I can’t remember if I asked them how it feels to be bouncers at a night club called Big Chem, checking peoples’ tickets at the door. I know I asked them about the renting out of their gold-domed Capitol, now symbolically covered with the logo of this celebration of GMO crops. “Doesn’t that look corrupt? Isn’t there some unfortunate symbolism here?” They acted like even to ask the question was a crime.
When someone announces their opposition to Monsanto, to Monsanto these citizens become super-weeds. If we are not the cash crop, we are treasonous, we super-weeds. That’s Monsanto. Scientists who disagree are defamed, even the World Health Organization is called corrupt. What do they do about activists? Use that old tried and true method for social changers that protesteth too much called jail.
As I write this note, it is 3 AM in Brooklyn in a blizzard and I have a bad feeling about his trial. My partner and my six-year-old daughter Lena are asleep. I’m writing to you, oh reader, in hopes for my cause and well-being.
And I pray to the pure earth of my name-sake William and my great grandmother Lena.
Reverend Billy Talen
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ALERT! Avert a Tragic Loss – Developers Seeking our Local Honey Farm –
This appeared in our Next Door feed, in South Napa County- a very at risk Corporate greed community, most EIR’s and other requirements are waived and we are loosing grocery stores but have a full sized Walmart who sued to get in… oh, and a new very Gentry style Farmer’s Market that’s quite high priced….lots of working poor and olders like me on minimal SS….County just increased our sales tax even though we voted down the Corporate Prison they wanted to build with it. But the Bees, well YOU KNOW WHAT BEES DO! We can’t let them be destroyed. Mr Marshall’s Bee Farm has educated children and adults throughout the years and supplied all the surrounding community with wonderful delicious honey plus the propagation of our own home and community gardens! Which we are attempting to form a co-op to make sure everyone here is fed.
Thank you for any attention you pay to this situation. You can tweet me with your knowledge, wisdom and suggestions and even hands on help, or dm your email or a request for mine and I will contact you; also you may write Mr. Marshall, his address appears below in Marc’s post…we are babies at this, but the Bees deserve our every effort, they’ve ever given us theirs!!!…Thanks again!
Marc North from Cookie Hill
The purpose of my post is let folks that have genuine interest and commitment to preserving an ecological and agricultural gem in southern Napa County (west side of Highway 29 in American Canyon). I speak of Marshall’s (Honey) – Beehive Farm.
My hope in getting this word out to as many people as I can is to avert a tragic loss.
Spencer Marshall, now in his 70s, is seeking to retire after 40-plus years harvesting honey from his bees. His vision is to sell this farm to someone or an entity that is committed to the continuation of raising bees and the production of honey integrated with other based endeavors that are respectful and mindful of the natural, ecological system that currently exists on the 4.5 acres.
As you know, the world-wide bee population is being decimated at an alarming rate due to a myriad of ecological threats that is impacting agricultural production and environmental health. Local bees are crucial.
Spencer Marshall wishes to retire and needs to sell the farm. Asian real estate speculators as well as local developers are seeking to obtain his property, raze the farm in order to build apartments, condos, thereby further encasing the land in more concrete and steel. He has received a number of offers, but is holding out for a purchaser that shares his vision, which is to preserve the farm. His experienced bee keepers / farmers are committed to remaining on.
With Spencer Marshall’s permission and urging, I am getting the word out to those that are interested in averting a tragic loss and make known the opportunity to invest in the preservation of this land, the crucial bee hive(s) population, the honey production, and the ecological system that thrives at this location.
Quite frankly, he told me that he just doesn’t have the network to reach potential philanthropic resources, investors, or organizations that would be interested in securing this as a working honey farm site and place of education as he has and does.
Spencer welcomes direct contact from those that are interested in purchasing this parcel that share his vision.
Spencer Marshall can be reached at his farm, 159 Lombard Rd., American Canyon,
I pray that there is some way to see this vision through to fruition and not let it fall into the hands of real estate developers that see this strictly as a location of land for financial exploitation by building on it.
I hope there is a partnership that might be discovered somewhere and soon, forged between investors and farmers.
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Our Hearts are broken, every day in every way. We bury Loved One’s nearly every minute, or is it seconds? We mourn and cry out to a fouled sky for them to REST IN PEACE, as we know they and we know no PEACE in Living.
Six thousand years of recorded Human history, endless wars, now Global; no one person has known life without war and enslavement.
What can we report to the God of our understanding? Can we be expected to know Heaven or to know Peace, to know Love just because we do what all physical life does, die? I fear and believe not. Is that alone not the greatest of our unnamed Sorrows and Mortal Fears?
There is nor can there be a Heaven Here-after when what we call Eternal in ourselves knows nothing but hate and fear in the Here and Now.
Well, it’s done. There is no life on Earth that has or is able to escape the tentacles of enslavement and death to what we call these days “the elite”. The whole of our World is filled with catastrophic loss and hopelessness.
Since the first days of Patriarchs and Pharisees Homo Sapiens (that’s us and all who came before, my Friends) have been trained to view Warlords as god’s messengers on Earth; for who among Us are willing murderers of men simply to gain wealth? Only in the violence of unnecessary murder we are and have always been rendered enslaved and forced to lay our personal Fealty at their feet. Willingly or not accepting whatever punishment or correction our ‘elite’ see fit in satisfying their megalomaniacal whims…just because they can.
Tens of thousands of our Generations have done nothing but dig our own graves in our daily Labour. On the following day, fill it up again…just to dig it up the next.
Many of Us see this truth. We who do have a greater purpose than digging our own graves filling them with our loved ones felled by murder and violence. Do you see your prison and theirs, while hoping there is Peace in Death?
As long as one Warlord elite and one bomb exists we will remain without hope even as now we see there never was hope in the ‘elite’ and their bombs, just blindness and fear. Especially today, when the Light shines showing how very very filthy the elite made us. Only the washing of Truth and Freedom can cleanse Us.
Do you see in this current Light? When you see, you must end War and Slavery if for no other reason than for those we have been forced to lay in the graves we’ve dug for ourselves.
For Freedom not known is still FREEDOM, and a Slave that sees the Light can begin to imagine…. Now let us imagine TOGETHER in these Living Generations!
For ‘known’ or not, ‘remembered’ or not, there is no trap a Human discovers that is inescapable once we find an ally!
FREEDOM to Live and be Alive is inevitable within our imagination made manifest as a Whole People!
With compassionate respect,
‘nobody’ living on the Isle of Cyclops
Originally published on Medium
Thank you for stopping in….
I began working on this some time ago… as a Poet, I am very sensitive to Language and the use of Words; Poetry demands an honesty not often found in Prose, therefore I find myself naturally uncomfortable with this style of writing. However, it is ultimately clear in this unending trauma of American Political Torture Seasons that some education still must be disseminated. So I step out once again, and revise this piece until it has all the truth that I am able to set before you, it includes my opinions based on my study, observation, value system and intimate professional experience of the nature of individuals in the Halls of Power and those which parade themselves to our displeasure, hope, hate, and mostly fear every Federal Election Cycle. This is a Birthday present to you, who have supported me on Social Media (Twitter) for these past years of a forced internment due to illness. Be kind, for this is my kindness in turn…
Prose to me is like whittling … you start with a great piece of wood and pull out your pocket knife, bounce the blade off the wood a few times and decide this is a Bear…you start whittlin’ and discover you got yourself a Polecat instead! Here’s my ‘Polecat’. …it kinda speaks for itself….
There is a fundamental deal breaker for Democracy under the current United States Constitution. Okay, there’s a lot… and they all speak to the fact that Democracy is not even close to being fulfilled in the United States. WeThePeople do not elect the President or Vice President…the Electoral College consisting of a majority vote of only 270 electors appoints their winners. Perhaps the Supreme Court will stay out of it now their Mob Bosses are the same and their godfather is dead. It’s important we keep in mind we must accept a President and Vice President from a single political party. We get a choice of nothing. In our despair we steel ourselves for the next onslaught of Political horrors by our ruling Monsters. Our vote is used as proof positive we are Democratic and Politicians were elected Democratically! We have discovered that absolutely none of this is true. All we can see, if we looked up, are politicians, attorneys and the Corporate Fascist Elite, again and again destroying all for fiat currency and some megalomaniacal sense of ‘pride in ownership’ of everything. Some of our forefathers were indeed sincere in this impossible dream of Democratic Self Governance, the rest were just rich or wannabee failed white male aristocrats afraid of us rabble. Jefferson knew that half measures avail men nothing and he made it clear that you and I would know that too, in time. Jefferson put his egalitarian dream in our hands and in our generations to make the appropriate changes required toward a More Perfect Union; unto and expressly through Revolution.
It’s time to throw away the half measures by men of the past and present and begin a full fledged dive into DEMOCRACY! Revolt, don’t keep vomiting out your disgust and revulsion on everyone, direct it. The Politicians did this. WeThePeople get a team of 2 mediocre minds of the same ideology… say we believe our votes count, we still can’t ‘un-know’ the fact that they don’t. Ever in obedience to the commandment for peaceful transitions of power, we bow down again, more from shame and exhaustion than even fear of the coming pain. Best WeThePeople can hope for is the Electoral College votes are in line with our Human Citizens’ penny votes…knowing no matter what, the pain will come, if not for you, for someone you know. This said, understand that ‘majority wisdom’ is non-existent on the Federal political stage as anything other than fuel for Propaganda as is obvious by this process. Nor is our Majority Wisdom considered in most, if any, of these actual communities of power. We get who they want, exclusively; and they get us to take the blame and pay for the privileged! Forgive me my humor, but that is actually very very funny! LOL kinda of funny. Think about it. Even fools can laugh at themselves.
Recall the “More Perfect Union”? Remember that “Great Experiment”? NO?! As I’ve long feared, none of us have been appropriately vigilant towards a more Perfect Union, let alone bringing about full Direct Democracy within the United States Government under this Constitution. The lack of ratification of the ERA is a single humiliating FACT that stands as indictment of every Federal and State Legislator sworn into Office since 1923! Yes, including the States who did ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, as they gained political kudos without giving anything of real value to Americans as a People in return. It is of great interest to me that in one fell swoop, also known as the American coup d’état, the Supreme Court sold we Human Citizens of the United States as a ‘Lot of Slaves’ to Corporate Fascists with ‘Citizens United’. Who knew their activism was so virulent? With non-human billion, trillion dollars being our newest Immigrant Citizens…Voilà, Fascism stands as the last coffin-nail in this Great Experiment! Reverent appreciation to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for courageously holding the line for application of the “Spirit” of the Law, not only the “Letter”.
There are no known American politicians we can trust…even if they appear and speak to our pain as “trustworthy today”, walking thru the Presidential veil into Power under Fascist Corporate Control eliminates their ability to fight from within. Orwell taught us that and experience has proved this is a fundamental human condition screaming ‘Spiritual and Moral Danger’!
The foundation of Leaders has been the same since 1443 B.C. culminating in strategy with “Saul killed his thousands, David his 10s of Thousands” between 1025 B.C. and 965 B.C. (The story begins in 1 Samuel 8, Torah & Bible). And so remains the requirement of leading people who desire to be led by vanquishing those who do not. All one must do is assassinate their rivals then kill and feed their armies from the spoils of the murdered. Such is the fate of all Peoples to this day, willing and especially unwilling.
Fascism is now the accepted and expected form of Governing within this system of complete Institutionalized Corruption….frankly People, we need to get off our high horses. There are European Nations who hold Direct Democratic elections, and the contenders take their places according to the votes the People cast, and still, with the boot of American Capitalists on their necks with their own US Military War Machine, they too have lost their hard-won battle against Fascism. Americans systemically want to believe what IS cannot be “here” so we haven’t even tried!
Politicians have taught us well by using the Koch brothers influence to “re-educate” Americans from pre-School through University. Such are the politicians and Justices sucking on the Corporate-Sugar-tit. This corrupted government uses our pseudo votes to continue to legitimize the Ruling Elite’s Global War Crimes in your name and mine. These Fascists show contemptuous disregard for Human Citizens as they and their mob bosses laugh about some odd 47% percent of us they reckon won’t be left after their global culling of our Species.
Americans know who has the will and weapons to murder us and it’s not who the propagandists focus our attention upon. They have us at each others throats; like Forbes Fighting Cocks …light entertainment for their wealthy readers. You should have seen their first article some years back about a holiday for Elite Graduates vacationing in the Philippines enjoying the ‘exotic sport’ of Cock Fighting (without gloves)! Police Departments, State/ Federal Government agencies and their minions take every opportunity to murder us. They shoot dead our children as they walk on their own streets; even you, as we ask you for help at your front door! We carry signs of compassion crying out for mercy and peace and are killed, maimed and imprisoned. We are criminalized as terrorists…under Fascist legislation! This is how Politicians respond to our families, friends and communities devastated of vital resources with legalized Death Squads targeting our children. Politicians did this!
On the Main Streets of the USA to the desserts of far away lands, WeThePeople intuit they will kill as many of us as they please, any where, any time in any manner they please. I assure you, with breakneck speed and ‘for our own ‘safety’, they will lock the rest of us up in US Corporate Prisons. America likes to “go for the Gold” you know; like the largest prisoner population on Planet Earth! Why am I not proud of that?! In dungeons, even fools find no humor! Corporate Prison Citizens need to be constantly fed and guaranteed full occupancy paid for with our taxes and our children’s bodies. Very soon they’ll keep our own retirement funds [Social Security] to pay themselves. We’ll be lucky to afford the one meal a day most can, while working for our jailers at a few pennies a day. Bread, water and forced shelter – no release date. Remember folks, we are deeply ingrained into this Fascism. Look what we do to people coming via our Southern Border, can we really expect better, now that WeThePeople don’t count at all? Have you noticed the quickening of planned dismantling of our most needed resources, like food, water, medicine etc.? We do hold the blame, yet the politicians did this all the while protesting duress because of a Treaty they gleefully signed! By the act of our vote, ruling elites usurp Humanity’s right to itself along with our right and access to Life, Liberty and our own Trust Funds; all without having to count WeThePeoples’ vote! Remember We don’t vote for the Executive Branch….come to think of it, we don’t vote for Justices either….this is what we must face.
Our personal and common properties bear all the wealth of a Country and a whole People. All of this Wealth, including what you drive and what you live in is transferred to Corporate Citizens under vicious trade agreements. Everything we need to survive for more than three days they legislate the rights to themselves. How can we stand against such a behemoth as never we saw before? They hide behind Fascist Freedom named legislation or hide their theft in reams of a big Bill never read. They kill us with our own money; and everybody else, too. We all share our collective karma for the murder and horror that has encapsulated the Globe… Never forget, we couldn’t have pulled this catastrophe off without our Corporate-Sugar-tit-sucking Politicians!
Finally, for me, it’s NO CONFIDENCE…never mind the “Candidate”. There’s only 3 ways to live w/systemic corruption; as a slave, as a minion, or as the ENEMY of Corruption. Here is an empiric truth we ignore as it is only measured in “remembered experience’…You can never cooperate with Corruption…only fall victim to it.
In all of this research and personal experience I have now come to the only honest thing I can do to honour myself, my generations and you; cast a Vote of No Confidence! My Second most honest vote will be for Anonymous. There is only one way we can show each other, the world, and our Politicians that their insanity ends now. I refuse to be defiled again by their obscene and decadent Political Theatre. I will not throw my vote away on Politicians, no matter the Billions spent by Billionaire Gamblers all over the world! We can and must bring down the most powerful Pillar of Corporate and Political Fascism the world has ever seen. We’re clever, we exported Democracy around the World, we all know that Democracy only exists when a human citizen casts a vote at the Ballot Box and it is legitimately counted.
Why do we continue to tolerate this Half-life Democracy in the United States? Why do we pay for the Politicians and Corporate Citizens making murderous fortunes on our Good Names? Like I said, we don’t get a vote for the Leaders of the Free World, it could have no other outcome but what we are experiencing….Jefferson knew this. What Jefferson didn’t know, is just how evil this empire would become…do WeThePeople hate ourselves more than we do our corrupted Political System? Is this the end of our Great Experiment, or with a new Constitution in hand, is this the beginning?
WHO DO YOU REALLY TRUST?
Just think about it….what, my dearest Fellow American, is your very first primitive responses to the word and sound of “politician”? … There, you have your answer.
Respectfully and compassionately,
on the Isle of Cyclopes
I submit the following:
How does a Poet write their Poems? This day, this time…
when before all Poets could sing of the beauty and purity of our Manifest God? That is no more………
No more can we write words of truth that always were… like
“The Ocean is your God-self; it remains for-ever undefiled.” (Khalil Gabran, THE PROPHET)
What but tragedy can the Poet extol in this time…
now the Oceans are spoiled? …our god-selves nearly extinguished with sounds and poisons… plastics and CO2 changing Life to acid?
My Oceans, my Oceans, you alone have held my tearful torrents! Now I’ve not a tear to help you heal!
We’ve decided to dance no more….
allowing the rich to pillage the world we and our ancestors bore…
with breakneck speed killing ALL for …..MORE…!
….Or have we?…….forgotten how to Dance?
Copyright 5/4/15 by JD Adam
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HOW DO WE ‘CATCH’ PTSD? By experiencing two or more opposing realities within a single experience. Example, “I am Child, I am Safe” & “I am Child and I hurt when you love me.’ And the most obvious of those with PTSD are soldiers. Example, “I’m here to save lives, keep MY Country FREE and help these people.” …..as you shoot one DEAD! So tell me, how do we allow our Soldiers to be continually experiencing in virtual reality, an event that SPLIT THEIR SOUL?
The Jesuits were well aware of the damage to body and soul that lies cause. Our mind is not capable of holding two opposing conscious thoughts at the same instance. Try this, think of a past hurt that still stings a little, immediately allow your emotions to rise with the first thought that comes to mind. Now, picture the perpetrator and loudly without voice, speak “I Love You.” Notice the difference in your thinking? This is a testament to the healing of the Confessional for us Humans. Being honest with ourselves. Otherwise, we find ourselves engulfed with experiences causing psychic breaks we have no control of.
Without WAR, and the continuation of Crimes of Humanity Against Children, we can grow within each generation a competence to create a way to LIVE, rather than TO DESTROY.
PTSD / PTSS is a reality for every person in every generation in recorded history. It’s time Human Societies find a way to live and not to die, to free ourselves and not be enslaved from cradle to grave. Whatever “labels” are given to psychic breaks, they diminish the seriousness of the issue; in other words, the labels themselves are lies.
Mostly, we must judge ourselves as we judge children, magnanimously; with the gracious tenderness of LOVE. Know thyself in fullness, Beloved Child, and forgive all ……..
Within Eternity lies duration and TIME. Time only exists within Creation. We exist within Eternity that holds both. As Human Beings we are in Creation/Time where transformation can exist. TIME! A very sorry bit of time with unmitigated Global Warming ignored by our enslavers…
…on the Isle of Cyclopes
I Offer you the Following, my Fellow Over-comers…With all my Heart.
- THE WOLF
Here I am again, suffering….
The pain in spirit befuddles my mind,
thoughts of my actions, humiliation; not humility.
Fear not confidence, shame not forgiveness
Turning and turning the offending behaviour in my mind’s eye
stabbing my heart and my pride
fear of loss….
time in anguish sensing some great loss
Why does this hurt so deeply?
Oh, I think I shall die…this time…
All fear comes from fear of loss…
Loss of What?
In my pain, I cannot guess or think or imagine
The picture of myself, in those moments of unconscious behaviour
Oh, that painful, humiliating act by mouth or movement…
It is only me, looking at myself, wondering how on earth
Did I Not Know Better!?!?
Was I hungry? angry? lonely? tired or just crazy again? Again…
Again caught in the insidious web of my own insanity, so far removed…
Fear of Loss?
The loss of myself, Again….
This fragile mind so secure in its propriety, its found sanity…
How dare it raise its head in public!!??!!
Oh, the struggle to rest, to sleep.
My incriminating shame tearing at my consciousness as a wolf devours its prey,
blood dripping and bones gnawed….
such a fate preferred over this suffering.
No, this is not new…this is my companion, the bane of my life….
But I have not time now. I must face the world of people again, Oh, No!
Please! Please don’t let me slip into that same place!
Not now! Please! I could not bear it so soon again!
Oh, must I go, must I do anything but sit here, lay there,
pace where there is space to do so….
If this pain could bring tears, I would cry, I cannot.
If this pain could be healed, I would run to the Healer, I will not.
If this pain could be coddled, I would crawl into the arms of….?
but who can comfort me? None, none here, none now.
I can’t forgive myself, as the images torment my mind and my heart and my spirit.
I can’t see anything but my ignorance.
I dare not think too long on how others must have perceived me,
to do so fills me with dread and impending doom,
permeating my whole being, causing a collapse in and out of myself
I have become ill, debilitated with this pain, fear
fear of loss…. of what?
I cannot find a place of acceptance for myself
there is no where for me to go with this nightmare
I must wash it from within……how?
By knowing what the fear is, the loss is?
Coming face to face with my own ignorance is not a bad thing….
fertile ground for Spiritual growth…
but me, I just fall into the darkness, face to face with my Black Wolf.
We stare at each other…once again…sizing up
Who will be victor this time?
I am hopeful of a full recovery, for as the pain works within me
I shed, once again, more of my ignorance…
Now knowing my fear…. That “I” should be victor,
My loss…. That my Wolf would not!
Copyright 2008 by JD Adam
All rights retained by Author. Wolf may be freely copied and freely distributed without request as long as this copyright notice remains in place.
Well, I did say I was SLOOOOW….. seems the constant “care and feeding of a ‘Nobody’ ” is a lot more time consuming than I wanted to realize. Please laugh with me….at me is fine too! SMILE!
My apology for not engaging with you all as the course progressed. Yet you each have touched me with your creativity and compassion, and that is something to write about! So as I go my snail’s pace through the lessons you’ve already so enjoyed, perhaps you will be kind enough to say hello if you will? You have touched me and aided my healing, that, my Friends, is met with eternal gratitude.
Thank you, WordPress Blogging 101, your curriculum is excellent and easily followed (for me with a glossary of course! 🙂 ) The combination of technology and publishing is a challenge for an old ad person like me, use to “dead lines” and having “people for that”. LOL And I’m way beyond my “dewy” days!
Great Blogging to you all, you have given me the affirmation to keep going, even though I’m clueless in so many ways….you always ‘fill me in’.
JD Adam aka
‘Nobody’ on the Isle of Cyclopes
Day 1 (a day late, of course!) Who am I? JD Adam. Androgyny is my mystery 🙂 Indeed I Belong to the Dog, even though she’s waiting for me beyond the Veil. Truth and Beauty is my quest, and wow, have I been working hard of late! Yet, I find in the words of others hope to inspire myself when my mind’s eye spasms shut for lack of Light! It is focus I lack in this time of such great need for remembering our humanity, to challenge ourselves to remember a time of authentic Human Interaction born of Heart-sense, not FEAR.
As I notice this day, the last day in 2015, a long suppressed uncontrolled sigh raises it’s voice in my chest and throat, a moan…or a small and weak wail.
Freedom – gone, if you care to look. I heard it put as “the Freedom to NOT choose.” That’s presupposing we have any choice of action left to us that won’t turn us into targets for any number of hideous Fascists, all with the power of so called legitimate use of “fatal force”, with inroads into every nook and cranny of our private places, and it’s exponentially worse if you are a Female and or Black, Brown or “un-christian” in any perceivable manner.
Do Not Rest In Peace, O FREEDOM who sounds your call with every living heart beat! Rage, Rage! Rage against this prison in which you are caught!
Privacy, dear sweet Privacy, you are my restorer, you are my Secret Garden where I breathe clean sweet smelling air, read stories that remind me of more things than technology and tell my Beloveds of my hopes and wishes, knowing within this secret we share a power builds by which to fulfill our mutual hopes and wishes together. This power grows in the privacy of hearts and minds. Privacy, the Gold of Good Will, only within this sanctified state of being can any human become intimate with another. That special smile our Beloveds hold for us and us for them, may never cross our faces again in this era of Full Eclipse of the Heart.
Do Not Rest in Darkness, O Privacy, mine! Hide not in the earth or under rocks abandoned by the very enforcers criminalizing the living for Profit! BLINK NOT, eye of my Mind and Heart, do not fear the end of yourself, for that end has already been bought by the Fascists and indeed you are trapped…yet the rocks themselves will take up our Holy call for the privacy of Soul, Mind and Body – Every voice will sing, Angels will speak and all that is revealed will be as nothing to hearts that have held true to themselves and their Beloveds….
And now, Good Will….so many we have buried, and with each one, a great amount of Goodness lost in graves….so much so even in this USofA we shoot people dead for knocking on our doors for help. Blood for Blood, and now everyone is bloodied….there may never be an end of it, but we certainly can be assured of an end to us if we cannot lay down blood feuds, by whatever name they come calling. One cannot have Good Will and take seriously a task of “murder” as an acceptable act of humanity. It’s simple, our hearts, minds and souls are keen, tuned in to Truth, so hungry for it in fact that we will make up one rather than accept one we don’t like…We want PEACE and FREEDOM that springs from PRIVACY and we want to offer and receive GOOD WILL! We will live out our desires within our own homes and community, and a truth not as great as ones to come, but far superior than those that have over come us will be forged as we lay down those sweet things that have been so very fouled, our Freedom, our Privacy and our Good Will and choose for ourselves how much Truth we are willing to accept, and from whom!
Thus as a ridiculously insane year is finally spent like the full metal jacket it was, let it never rest, let it’s revelations be just the beginning of a truly Brave New World!
Wishing you Peace in sleep, Freedom to Love, Privacy for Butterfly kisses and my own Good Will to you and all you Love!
“nobody” on the Isle of Cyclopes