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Converses With Clouds II

A further selection of poems by John D Robinson.

SAID CARMELINA
SHE SAID, AMIDST FRAGMENTED SPIRES OF SPOKEN POCKET-WATCHES, SAID IN A CLOUD DRENCHED VOICE, SHE SAID, KNOWING THE SWIRL OF BANKRUPT WOODLANDS AND THE INVOICE OF POVERTY, SAID SHE, AMONGST SPECKLED FLAGS OF TATTERED THEATRES GROPING AMONGST THE GLADIATORS OF RUSTED WINGS CALLING BEYOND AGED GATES, SHE SAID, WITH TENDERNESS AND THE FALLEN LEAVES OF THUNDER THAT COIL THEMSELVES AROUND THE SMILING OF METALLIC RED SPLINTERS, SAID SHE, WITHIN THE PULSATING CURVES OF UPRISING FAREWELLS, SAID SHE “I LOVE YOU” AND YOU  KNOW,  I BELIEVED HER.

AUGUST 23RD 2014; NEWS REPORT @ 20.00 HOURS
TODAY, NOW;
842 MILLION PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT; 35.3 MILLION PEOPLE ARE LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS – EVERY 40 SECONDS SOMEONE SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD COMMITS SUICIDE        &

AS FROM OCTOBER 31 2011, WORLD POPULATION WAS ABOUT 7 BILLION BY 2024, ESTIMATE IS ABOUT 8 BILLION; THERE HAVE BEEN 293,851 BABIES BORN & STILL COUNTING & ABOUT 121,277 PEOPLE HAVE DIED & STILL COUNTING                      & THERE ARE 531,972,042 RIGHT NOW DIAGNOSED WITH OBESITY & AT THE MOMENT 23,899 HAVE DIED OF HUNGER TODAY                       &

THIS YEAR 3,344,290 HECTARES OF FOREST WILL BE LOST DUE TO DESTRUCTION & AROUND 6,297,170 TONS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS WILL BE RELEASED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT; NEXT YEAR THESE HORRIFIC FIGURES WILL INCREASE –

THERE ARE 59,773 DAYS TO THE END OF GAS SUPPLY & 150,943 DAYS TO THE END OF COAL                                     &

AT THE MOMENT 8PM 23/8/2014 THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 2 BL, 957,465,500 PEOPLE SURFING THE INTERNET & APPROXIMATELY THERE HAVE BEEN 163,950,450,634 EMAILS SENT

SO

WHAT THE FUCK ARE PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT!

AH HA!
DURING THE FLOWS OF MY THINKING LIFE, I HAVE ENQUIRED AFTER THE RIGHT TIME TO DIE;

& I KNOW NOW, THAT THE RIGHT TIME TO DIE IS NOW! IT IS & ALWAYS HAS BEEN THE RIGHT TIME TO DIE; NOW IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DIE;

THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO DIE; YOU CANNOT DIE IN THE FUTURE AND TRY AS YOU MIGHT; YOU CANNOT DIE IN THE PAST;

THERE IS NO OTHER TIME BEYOND THE NOW & THE ETERNAL NOW IS FOREVER; THE RIGHT TIME TO DIE IS NOW.

 

John’s new book of poems, Converses With Clouds, is due out this month under his own imprint, Holy&intoxicated Publications. Copies price £10 can be ordered directly from him (johndrobinson@yahoo.co.uk) or through online retailers such as Amazon and Waterstones.

 

Posted 13:57 Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 In: Poetry

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