“The true alchemists do not change lead into gold;
they change the world into words” – William H. Gass
“He who overcomes others is strong, but he who overcomes himself is mighty”
I’m a big advocate of freedom: freedom of speech, freedom of expression, freedom of thought
TheWanderingBoo: Flash Fiction
Simple Man of Words
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I have had a few restless sleeps recently; during one night I woke with this stuck in my head… / I am the lone voice / Crying in the wilderness / Crying out to humanity. / I am the lone tree / Falling in the forest / Will anybody hear me fall? / I am the lone man / Crying out to a lonely world / Hoping humanity will learn in time.
This came to me last week, while lying in bed… / Silence is not golden / Silence is not bliss / Silence is the moment / We are open to receive.
Another death in the name of religion…Another death in the name of God…What religion or God would condone such actions… / Rage washes its hands / In the river of blood / The innocent are slain / By the blade of religious hate / Justified by the will of god / But isn’t god merciful? / Isn’t god love? / Isn’t god compassion? / Another family weeps / Broken hearted and empty / Hatr…
I am coming to the end of months of tests, scans, tests and scans. Thankfully my diagnosis has been whittled down to 2 possibilities; ME or Fibromyalgia. I wrote this the other night, after another night of pain: / It’s 3’o clock in the morning / My body is aching / Pain is my lover now / Working its way through my flesh / Toying with my senses / Driving itself into my bones / Tearing at muscles…