Tuesday, 12 August 2014

(Other) Secret Agendas OR Ongoing Repair Work on Fractured Societies

Who needs aliens? You don’t have to be paranoid to imagine shadowy figures in the world, not only treading its corridors of power and conspiring to access our own living rooms but which will almost certainly bring us to the very edge of Armageddon one day if only to give humanity a final push and send us all into freefall…from which only a select few are likely to survive.

The public face of the world leaves much to be desired. Thank goodness then for those people from all socio-cultural-religious backgrounds ever bent upon exposing misleading stereotypes and  redundant traditions to help bring the whole socio-cultural-religious ethic into the 21st century regardless of the risks to their personal safety from die-hard bigots, religious fundamentalists, and those faceless mandarins that have stalked the corridors of power for centuries whose primary concern is self-interest.

No one person can change the world, but if everyone but does their best in their own little corner of it, hopefully the ripples will spread…


Secret agendas,
writing treaties in various tongues
on a mother’s heart,
smiling at young lovers cavorting
in comic strip cartoons

Secret agendas,
providing a eulogy for the failures
of its multi-cultures,
observing how occupied territories
live on empty gestures

Secret agendas,
inciting revolution among dreamers
who would face facts,
repair broken words to make good
well-heeled intentions

Secret agendas,
dropping lovers in black holes blown
by would-be martyrs,
sending letters home written on scraps
of roadside shrapnel

Secret agendas
shooting down deaf-blind stargazers
for darker centuries
than this, light years on since we first
let battle commence

Copyright R. N. Taber 2008

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