Friday, June 26, 2015
Poem: I Bumped Into Myself
I bumped into myself just the other day,
I said 'Hey! Remember me? Let's hook up, let's play!
Let's get down and dirty, like we did before we grew up, turned thirty...
You looked at me blank-faced,
'Don't you recognise me?' I said, 'We used to be mates...?'
Have you got so busy that you can't return my call?
Have you moved up in the world, forgot you knew me at all?
We used to just sit in the garden together,
Dig in the sandpit, look for snails or a feather.
Breathe in the stillness, enjoy the passing of time,
notice the details, the hidden sublime.
'I'm still here waiting' I said, 'I won't hold a grudge,
You can tell me everything, I promise, I won't gossip or judge.'
Let's pick up where we left off, our big plans and grand ideas.
No limits or expectations, no hesitation, no fears.
When we lived in the moment, without thought or care,
Remember teenage abandon - when life life was a dare?
When you raged at the ocean and played in the moonlight,
Built campfires and castles and fought the good fight.
I hate to insult you, but you're not getting younger,
Surely you can't have forgotten the things that piqued at your hunger?
Would you take me seriously if I dressed up in black?
Carried a sceptre and jumped on your back?
Relax! That's a joke, I don't mean to get heavy,
But whatever - I'll take it - get passionate - get angry.
Don't lie down and take it, you need to fight for a bit,
Sometimes you have to punch harder or you'll get smacked up and hit.
You might turn your head but I'll always be here,
Hidden away in your mind with the things that you fear...
I see all the things that you do, with compassion,
I love you whether you're in or out of fashion.
I'm the you that was here before you were born,
The Consciousness Collective who turned up at dawn.
Let's get back to the moment
when we had nothing to do,
Back when I was just me and you - just you.
Thanks for the inspiration from several Tarot spreads, deep and meaningfuls
with meaningful people and Russell Brand's excellent book 'Revolution'. Viva la revolution!