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Saturday 10th April 2021

Posted in Life the Universe and Other Things on April 10, 2021 by bishshat

A Feast of Friends

Jim Morrison

Wow, I’m sick of doubt
Live in the light of certain south
Cruel bindings
The servants have the power
Dog-men and their mean women
Pulling poor blankets over our sailors
I’m sick of dour faces
Staring at me from the TV tower
I want roses in my garden bower, dig?
Royal babies, rubies

Must now replace aborted strangers in the mud
These mutants, blood-meal for the plant that’s ploughed
They are waiting to take us into the severed garden
Do you know how pale and wanton thriftful
Comes death on a strange hour?
Unannounced, unplanned for
Like a scaring over-friendly guest you’ve brought to bed
Death makes angels of us all
And gives us wings
Where we had shoulders
Smooth as raven’s claws

No more money, no more fancy dress
This other kingdom seems by far the best
Until its other jaw reveals incest
And loose obedience to a vegetable law
I will not go
Prefer a Feast of Friends
To the Giant Family

The Children of Woodstock

What happened to the children?
The children that made it to the garden
The children of Woodstock
Did they turn their backs on the tree?
Did they fall for the lizard king?
His words and actions were hypnotic
They the children listened
As they listened they swayed like flowers
Given up to spring
On the breeze they drifted
Seeds spilled out on a stronger wind
Then they all made a mistake
All together as one they turned
Their minds away from the garden
Deserting their passion their seed
Fell upon stones and rock and spread
Upon salty waters where failure took them
In the wrong direction
They died nearly all together as generations do
Leaving only their discarded dreams
And images that occasionally appear on screens
The new children wonder
They wonder
What the hell was that?

The images remind us
Death will come for all
As surely as it took them it will take you
For the end is always the end

Bish 10th April 2021

(After a Feast of Friends
By Jim Morrison)