Danger Words

DANGER WORDS

Listen close, there, in the air
Not a blaring Tannoy, oh no
But sibilant, subliminal, insidious
Crawling in under the radar
The words are simple
But in context …

“Should”
“Ought”
“Need”
“Must”

Snakes, spiders, formication
Echoes of jackbooted lockstep
They saw what was happening
And looked the other way

Another drop in the ocean
Human beings, human doings
Living like temporary strangers
Another brick in the wall
Building, brick on brick on brick
A prison for people who will never go home again

And in agony those final words
Those simple words
Let my people go

About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on January 22, 2013, in Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Lets band together and free ourselves from the tyranny of our oppressors.

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  2. It doesn’t seem that people learn much from the past.

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    • “Sensible people learn from their mistakes.

      The wise learn from the mistakes of others.

      The fool learns nothing.”

      – from The Book Of Guff

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      • Even Solomon forgot his lessons resulting to a divided kingdom… Look where history has brought us to date.

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      • “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal.

        “But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal

        “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

        “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

        “But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”

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