Songwriter/Musician/Poetry/Personal Growth/Teacher/Thinker—formerly jay dancing bear—The Adventure Continues!
In the realm of hungry ghosts, a protest poem
IN THE REALM OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
In the realm of hungry ghosts bellies the size of beach balls throats the size of a small straw never able to get enough always wanting more
constantly remodeling their houses buying bigger houses newer cars bigger TVs the latest electronic toys, cell phones, computers, and all the rest
always in their heads their only sensations in their bodies food and sex otherwise, only pain reminds them that they have arms, legs, fingers, toes and lots of skin
Success is not success if it takes you away from your birthright as a living being to be fully alive in your body
A sociopathic, ecocidal society where the only value put on the land is to develop it with constantly rising prices, where even those who are not hungry ghosts have to struggle just to survive in the realm of hungry ghosts —————–
here’s an older poem on the same themes
A naked pagan dancing with the sky i am alien in your world
Your houses, factories, TV sets It is difficult for me to understand how can you live this way? but you do
I need trees, grass, sky rushing rivers and willing consorts fresh strawberries picked from the ground
You tell me of vaccines, hospitals guaranteed food supply heat in the winter
Yes, these are good things when enjoyed properly but why give up
the joy of feeling the sun on your heart the waves on your flesh trances the companionship of spirit
Why do you seem to lack joy, contentment, fulfillment serenity, and integrity
You sell yourself to the highest bidder and live in fear of not selling yourself why can you not find a way to have it all?
If this technology is so wonderful why are so many unhappy sick at heart filled with all manner of diseased emotions and homeless in the streets
I don’t understand
The gifts i offer you think worthless
I offer the sand, the sea compassion, and deep feelings
What you want from me is to be a robot For that i may earn enough to buy food and pay rent since you have set a price on every inch of the earth by what right do you control this land?