Interests

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Business interests,
Banks interests,
Retail interests,
Industry interests,
Mining interests,
Economic interests,
Governments interests,
Department interests,
Companies interests.
but who is governing for yours or my bloody interests?

Always ask in whose interest?
But, to do so YOU must be interested,
Sure, be disaffected, disappointed,
hold them in disdain, or wish they were all arrested,
but you cannot afford disinterest.

Open your eyes, your ears, your heart and your mind,
look beyond the impress of main stream press,
you might just find that there is plenty of interest,
in whose interests
are being served, by those who proclaim an interest
in your interests,
while making interest
out of your disinterest.

Show your distress, make a noise,
write an email, a letter or post,
stand up, hit the street, protest.
Never lose sight, of yours, your mates,
your neighbours, your communities interests.

Think,take time, give time, help redress,
the imbalance of interests.
Deciding who will govern best,
before you cast your vote, put it through this test.
Whose interests,
will they serve best?

Then take your vote, and invest
in those that will serve the whole of your communities interests,
not just the narrow power or profit interests
of those who previously made their interest
out of your disinterest.

Be interested in interests!

Cascading Words

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Cascading words

I don’t know where they come from
Yet still they come.
Sometimes half formed
Sometimes fully done.

They spring into my mind,
Pushing their way through
Sometimes with a fight
Or sometimes bright, shiny and new.

Sometimes it’s a drought,
Sometimes they come in streams,
Like the rivers of my unconscious thoughts
Or the visions of my dreams.

Sometimes a word or two
Or maybe a full line
Sometimes stumbling prose
But often arriving in rhyme.

Sometimes polished, sometimes not
Sometimes extremely raw
But until they are written down
They gnaw and gnaw and gnaw.

Every now and then,
They come in a blinding rage,
Demanding to be heard,
They fall upon the page.

Cascading word,
After word,
After word.

The ABC’s of terror entitlement

terrorism

Alert,
But, not overly
Concerned by the
Designed to induce distress
Evangelism of a
Fear mongering
Government who,
Hope to
Influence
Juvenile voter sentiment with
Knowledge that fear and terror
Leverage base instincts, while praying
Main stream media make,
No news reporting or notice of their
Oppressive, overbearing, anti-social
Policies and that no-one
Questions, queries or
Resists
Surrendering freedoms or privacy to allegedly prevent
Terrorism. Or …….,
Union organisation, or the work of groups who
Value the lives of the disadvantaged, disabled or
Workers or refugees over the
Xenophobic
Yearning for more power and/or profit of the elites who would rather you
Zone out, be silent, compliant and subsidise their sense of entitlement.

copyright Mick Morris 2014

Having put these thoughts into poetry… I should make it clear that I fully appreciate that there are people with the means, motive and method who would do harm to us and are plotting ways to do so. I also appreciate that there is excellent work being done by our intelligence, law enforcement and emergency services to prevent, prepare for and respond to any incidents. I simply despise the process being made a political plaything.