Being a collection of doggerel, verse, stories, politics, historical essays, satire, poetry, jokes, pictures and whatever else I damn well please on a variety of interesting (or otherwise) subjects.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Odin's Eye

Odin's Eye

Odin had one eye.
It was said, and some believe,
That Odin gave his eye for wisdom.
That's what they said, for wisdom.
We, like Odin, can have what we want,
Can be what we wish,
But all acquisitions have their price.
We pay for our desires, noble and base,
And, having bought,
The price we have paid shows on us.
Like Odin's missing eye.

-- Mark A. Clark

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Far star child to dark earth came

Far star child to dark earth came

In glitter darkling mistiness, wrapped in silent rain,
In fearful trembling emptiness, concealing ancient pain,
A driver of the universe guides his mighty plane.
Far star child to dark earth came.

A traveler in search of truth climbs a rocky path,
Where an ancient place of worship reeks of innocence and wrath,
And the image of humanity hangs bleeding in a frame.
Far star child to dark earth came.

Within each man of honesty, lurks the insincere.
Inside the man of courage hides the dark sharp blade of fear.
Faithful doubters, truthful liars, leaders spreading blame.
Far star child to dark earth came.

Neon plastic hideaway, a refuge from the storm,
Enfolded in its gentle arms, the traveler is warm,
Studying the images projecting the mundane.
Far star child to dark earth came.

The student loves his subject like the craftsman loves his task.
In spirit born of far away, the questions he must ask,
But to find the noble savages all have gone insane.
Far star child to dark earth came.

--- Mark A. Clark

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happiness Runs

Happiness Runs

Little pebble upon the sand
Now you're lying here in my hand,
How many years have you been here?

Little human upon the sand
From where I'm lying here in your hand,
You to me are but a passing breeze.

The sun will always shine where you stand,
Depending in which land you may find yourself.
Now you have my blessing, go your way.

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea.
Everybody is a part of everything anyway,
You can have everything if you let yourself be.

--- Donovan Leitch