Tuesday, 1 January 2019

I'll Walk With The Poets.

        I have always considered the tradition of making a "New Year's Resolution" as rather pointless, as I usually try to mould my life from day to day with the same fundamental principles of humanity that I personally hold dear.
       However, this year I have decided to make an exception and make a "New Year's Resolution" and it is that I will take council with the poets, the dreamers and the utopians, the future looks so much brighter that way.
      Here's wishing you all a future built by the poets, the dreamers and the utopians.

My head has had enough of you,
you doomsday sooth-sayers, and
rationalists, that trap us in the world that is.
Go weave your tales of “can't be done”
to the dead, and those of no imagination.
I want to walk with the utopian,
the dreamer and the poet,
laugh with the child and sing with the wind.
Run with the deer, not with “the market trend”
Enough of, “this is the way it has to be”,
a world of poverty, wars and inequality.
Now, I'll create the world I want to see,
A world of sharing, peace and liberty.
I want the children to plan tomorrow,
the adult help them get there,
trees and flowers our treasured possessions,
with birds and animals their keepers.
Who wants a world that chains us to mortgages,
binds us to a labouring day, just to eat bread?
Who wants to spend their life, feeding fat-cats
while their own children go hungry?
No, this is not the world that has to be,
in our foolishness and misplaced trust,
this is a world that has slithered over us,
poisoning our mind, putrefying our spirit.
Let's call on the poet, let's welcome the dreamer,
let's take council with the utopian,
They'll help us create a better world for all.
Visit ann arky's home at radicalglasgow.me.uk

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