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Thursday, 19 April 2018

The New Driverless Vehicles

The Christian apologist C.S. Lewis
never said 'You are a soul, you have a body',
even though it is often miscredited to him.
It is a paraphrase of one of his favourite writers
the Victorian fantasy writer George McDonald.

We now have society and faith structures in collapse,
in the face of highly dilute definitions of community.
'The soul' is no longer an essence that outlives the body
but some shouted emotion which blunts our intelligence.

Now, with the recent accumulated misuse of information,
I fear we are viewed as animals without a central drive;
fleshy automata to be defined be what we deny each other
and the deeper the denial goes the less we know what it was.  

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

There Is No Money

that is so old
that it does not need
to chase new wealth
and renew it's status
to give itself a future. 

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Museum Culture

Now that the last known male pure white rhino is dead,
and the species is as beyond revival as it was protection,
which museum-turned research scientists' laboratory
is going to outbid the rest for displaying his remains?

If you have not heard who has bid yet,
don't worry there will be one.

Just wait for the announcement,
where they say the will be proud
to add this extinct beast to their collection. 

Monday, 16 April 2018

The Unknown Future Self

In the midst of death
we seem to be alive,
but for how much longer?

And when will we prove
as deathly to those around us
as death seems to us in our life?

Time is the measure of life,
we had better use it well
whilst it gives us time to.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

A Working Definition Of Intelligence

-the ability of one species to destroy another,
if not many more, whilst destroying the terrain
that those other species depend upon.

This is done through having no awareness
that they are the apex of the food chain
and they are destroying the chain below them
that their descendants will depend on.  

Saturday, 14 April 2018

The Double Double Standard

Double standards are common in life.
Indeed single common standards are hard,
hard to to achieve in one's self
and harder still to witness in others
when we are so variable and divided.

What strikes me hardest is how familiar
each of us can be with our own double standards.

But what is obvious to us is much less clear
to other people, particularly those
whom we protest are closest to us.

Some people see forgiveness
in the blindness of other people,
and many times that is alright.

But most times our sense of charity
melts into sentimentality
in a ways that we fail to recognise.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Personal Growth In Old Age

comes more by chance than solid planning.
Old people find that renewal comes to them
in how they respond to fresh mistakes they make,
mistakes which they have never made before.