Don’t come near me unless you want to be disrupted.

I will:

Upturn a cliche and write it to a new form
Eradicate generalisation and turn it specific
Challenge a belief system if your face is sad
Think from different perspectives always…
Look at one feeling, idea, person from multiple points of view at once
Break apart binaries good/bad right/wrong that imprison our minds
Turn objectivity to subjectivity and then reverse it
Unpack revolutionary, anarchist, activist, environmentalist…..creative
Bounce from one archetype to another from muse to vampire thanks Jung
Shatter expectation if it is judgemental and cruel
Surprise with imagination and odyssey travelled
Thrive with encouragement and inspiration
Question our wired generation
Devastate prejudice and bias that hurts others
Advocate freedom and fight for love, honour, decency and respect.
Look through lens of post structural, scientific, modern, psychological
and head towards Neo Post or Beyond the Post…
Research from Foucault to Derrida to Decartes to Hegel to Jung to Freud
Think creatively, innovatively, strategically, laterally and emotionally
Live on the edge, the fringe, from the inside, the outside and be free
Do what you don’t expect….

…because I have been told since I was a little girl that I
think too much… ‘Leave your mind behind next time’

They said to me:

You feel too much
You are too much because not only can you think you can feel too much…
Your too intense
(Did they think these words would silence me…remove my voice…
stop my mind…)

Too much for Who?
Too much for What?
Too much for You?
Too much too much too much
Much too much
Makes me want to scream…too much.

I will:


As long as my mind is free and my voice can speak and my heart can
feel I will disrupt death in life, cruelty to others and intolerance
of difference. And live full and free to my last breath.

Too much……….never :)

Anthea Slade 21-2-09

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  • S .
    S .over 5 years ago

    wow that is freaking brilliant writing !!!

  • Oh Shoaib what a beautiful compliment. Means a lot coming from such a great writer. Thank you.

    – Anthea Slade

  • lessmutzart
    lessmutzartover 5 years ago

    Wonderful writing, Anthea! Go bravely forth!

  • Ah Les…I feel courage to push the boundaries of my imagination and see what will come forth. Thank you.

    – Anthea Slade

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh my u rock gurlfren this is wonderful ………

  • Oh Bev thank you for such wonderful words. You made me smile :)

    – Anthea Slade

  • Jaffabuster
    Jaffabusterover 5 years ago

    What a lovely, proudly defiant, unfettered mission statement to take on the world with, to scrape away the greys and beiges, to reveal the rainbow just beneath all facets of philosophy, theology, art, humanity, science.

    Nicely done Anthea! If only people used their pallette knives to scrape off the crud of conformity rather than smoothing it down, how wonderful would our world be?

  • Oh I love what you have written here Ken…to scrape away the grey and beiges to reveal the rainbow just beneath all the facets of…Yes…Amen…I could not agree more Ken. And yes I whole heartedly agree that this world be a wonderful place if we could scrape off the crud of conformity rather then smoothing it down. Wow this is perfect and I see that you understand the intent and belief and passion behind my notion of disrupt. Thank you so much Ken for another inspired and inspirational response to my poetry/art.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 5 years ago

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxoxoox

  • Oh Sally thank you so very much for great response to Disrupt.

    – Anthea Slade

  • ufosIsee
    ufosIseeover 5 years ago

    Like Bon Jovi said its my life… Damn that was a great treat before bed time…

  • Yeh Bon Jovi definitely had it right Ufoslee. And am glad you could enjoy Disrupt before you went to bed. Thank you for your wonderful comments. I really enjoy them.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Astoreth
    Astorethover 5 years ago

    yikes Anthea…..this is absolutely brilliant girl!!!! xx

  • Astoreth thank you so much for your gorgeous compliment. Made me smile. xx

    – Anthea Slade

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 5 years ago

    great work

  • Antanas thank you so very much I am very pleased that you like Disrupt.

    – Anthea Slade

  • sandraellen
    sandraellenover 5 years ago

    ANTHEA……………This is BRILLIANT…i do not know what to say……far out!!

    sandra :())

  • Sandra what a lovely compliment. Thank you so much for your great feedback on Distrupt.

    – Anthea Slade

  • Renate  Dartois
    Renate Dartoisover 5 years ago

    Stunning words Anthea-a crusader fighting for the rights the prejudices the injustices the cruelties in this world-being told it cannot be done-but knowing inside that we each have to follow our own path regardless-only we can give peace to our heart.

  • Oh thanks Renate for wonderful words…I did feel like a crusader when I was writing this piece. I just love what you have written and I agree when we follow our own path and inner voice we do have peace in our hearts. Above all to thine own self be true a wise writer once said. His name was William :)

    – Anthea Slade

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