SOMEWHERE IN THE MILKY WAY

NAGASAKI WAS NINE YEARS
AND ANOTHER NIGHTMARE AWAY
WHEN I WAS BORN ON A HOT,
MEDITERRANEAN, MALTESE DAY.
MY FIRST BREATH DANCED
WITH A SOFT, SIROCCO SIGH.
MY FIRST SIGHT
WAS MY MOTHERS’ JOY.
I’D BE FOREVER
……………………….. HER LITTLE BOY!

BUT THE LITTLE BOY GREW QUICKLY,
PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY!
I BECAME AWARE OF MANY THINGS.
I SOON UNDERSTOOD WHAT HYPOCRISY,
BIGOTRY AND NARROW-MINDED STUPIDITY
COULD DO TO A MAN,
AND WHAT MAN COULD SO CRUELLY DO
TO HIS FELLOW MAN.
ALL IN THE NAME OF THE SWORD,
THE CROSS
AND THE CRESCENT!

I REBELLED!

I REFUSED TO BE BOUND BY RELIGIONS’ CHAINS!
IT COULD NEVER MAKE A GALLEY SLAVE OF THIS SOUL.
I KNEW THAT THERE WAS SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.
I NEEDED SOMETHING FINER…..HIGHER!
I TURNED TO THE EAST
AND GRAZED ON THE WISDOM
OF THE VEDAS AND THE BUDDHA.
THAT TASTE WAS SWEET BUT NOT ENOUGH TO SATISFY
MY THIRST FOR TRUTH!

I STILL LEARN
I STILL SEARCH

I FLY

I FALL

I PICK MYSELF UP AND CONTINUE MY QUEST
IN THIS ART OF WAR CALLED….. LIFE.
ON THIS MAD HELLISH PLANET
SOMEWHERE IN THE MILKY WAY………………

SOMEWHERE IN THE MILKY WAY

raymondoantonio

BALLARAT, Australia

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INSPIRED BY MY LIFE AND MY ETERNAL QUEST FOR TRUTH, LIBERTY AND THE RAYMONDO WAY!!!!!!!!!!

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