Pied Piper

That pied piper We call “culture”

Put us all to sleep

Such a long, long, long time ago now

 

But we’ve woken up

We’re waking up

(well, some of us are waking up)

 

It’s a little late

(A lot late, actually)

 

It’s too late, dammit

 

Dreams have turned to nightmares

The Earth laid to waste

& the future?

The future has been cancelled

 

Still.

It’s good to be awake

 

Great to be alive 

Don’t you think?

 

Conscious.

Fully conscious.

 

No more phoney "wizards of oz"

No more happily ever after

 

No more bullshit

 

No more fairy tales

 

Please.

 

Janet

p.s. I want to acknowledge the great importance in my life of a certain book that is sort of the backbone for me in understanding so very, very much about humanity & how we've landed in the spot we're now in. It's called In the Absence of the Sacred - The Failure of Technology and the Survival of the Indian Nations, by Jerry Mander. I blogged about it under the heading 'Most Important Book I've Ever Read.' It really is!

p.p.s. & I'm still an active activist!! As a young activist explained to me years ago now, even when there is no hope, there is still action! I like what Derrick Jensen says about that...

 

‘Quote of the day’ with this post: “I do not want to talk about what you understand about this world. I want to know what you will do about it. I do not want to know what you hope. I want to know what you will work for. I do not want your sympathy for the needs of humanity. I want your muscle.” ~ Robert Fulghum