As a writer and poet who absorbs the world and then bleeds out truth, I'm finding it harder and harder to break through the political propaganda that television, radio, and web media has conjured to dominate and control so many minds. I can work around the programming by introducing abstract moral truths, but the moment I reference modern cultural, my work goes ignored.
I feel myself losing touch with a society that I’ve taken for granted my entire writing life. In a gluttonous feast of sensational media that has proven nearly impossible to extricate ourselves, we allow the power of profiteers and con-artists to stream content into our minds that programs us to accept unprecedented levels of violence. We celebrate military-style police powers to remove our freedoms of expression, the rights to own property at reasonable expense, and our most basic rights to life under a banner of liberty. In an **** of hatred and greed, a large swath of society has proven comfortable with exterminating or imprisoning human beings for the color of their skin or the origin of their birth in private-for-profit prisons. Yes, I definitely feel we are lost in a spiral of human descent, where there is no end, only torment and death.
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"Monstrous men perceive monstrosities the monsters they seem to be."
Open this chest of mine With this steel key of yours Reveal my essence - it shines, Look through my opened surface. What you perceive as I am, is what defines You. The depths of mine Which you think you have in your sight, Is just a conjecture of your petty wit, Representing your own shallow depths.
The secrets within me, Are not understandable. No matter how exposed They become to the world.
Once there was a lonely swing It swung slowly at midday But stood still at midnight It was out of curiosty that i held its chain Rusted from years of use
Slowly i sat and thought "How lonely it must be to be forgotten"
To give pity on a swing I must have lost my mind So I held on and pushed Slowly pushed on the cold sand The swing creaked with each movement Reminding me of its sullen old age
It brought me higher and higher Euphoria filled me to the brim
I reached out as I aimed for the stars The constellations The galaxies from afar Grasping the dusts of the wind against my palm Inhaling the cold city air
Breath in Breath out
"Higher higher" i screamed Lashing out to the nothingness that surronds me Cringing to the sound of rust against rust
The silence was defeaning as I swung So i pushed harder and harder Till the universe embraced me It made me dizzy as it took every ounce of my breath So I had to stop Because madness was an armlength away Beckoning me to let go as i reached the peak of the sky
Maybe it wasn't so bad To experience what it was like to fly for a moment To be one with the midnight sky Escaping reality for a second Knowing i'll be crashing right back into its arms
So i gripped the chains and stopped Allowing gravity to pull me back from my thoughts Now the galaxies seemed to looked farther and farther Seemlessly miniscule for my sight
The sound of night has now reached my ears The harsh air has now reached my lungs The insanity of what i may have done has now reached my mind
I then descend downwards from my fantasy Landing from my left then to my right I felt the cold sand against my worn out shoes As i walk away from the lonely swing
The lonely swing that once gave me thoughts of madness and wonder