An Age in Retrospect (Take 3)
“A king loved by his subjects had a dream…to found a new Camelot…
it was only a dream.”
A man ready to reveal that hidden from the world
a beacon against the darkness
on show to his happy people, banners unfurled.
“Oh the folly of dangerous days.”
The empire of shadows were displeased
and struck down the ‘truth-giver’ with treacherous ease.
"Deceptive wars were being fought on false fronts,
the enemy was not the enemy
they were like the rest, just prey in a global hunt."
The World turned with LSD and Mescaline mind
founding a new revolution of the Aquarian kind.
Warriors with gestalt awareness protested
as minstrels sang a song of freedom
an illusion as best can be attested.
“While in marbled halls, the pillars of power
echoed with a tuneless Straussian waltz.”
The cauldron of culture grew and grew,
into the pot went the industries of the popular,
economic growth, and a war or two.
All the essential ingredients
in a recipe of distractions,
needed for a human stew.
Designed to keep enquiring minds
from knowing what we knew
that was reserved for the chosen few.
“And so like the Salmon eating its way up it’s birthing rapids,
hungry to die, we rushed toward technocratic utopia.
Lost in our hubris, unaware of the paradigm shift,
like the Atlantean’s past. And like them, for us,
it was too late, the die had been cast.”
A New Millennium dawn…
The Sun rose with new hope above the horizon of need
but it was just another illusion from a century of greed.
And when Jachin and Boaz fell
before Liberty amidst the crystal canyons
of the American dream…well?
“The cabal went cherry-picking in the orchard
of ill-gotten gains, and for their pains,
were rewarded with a fine harvest
of weapons of mass deception
which they used to Stove-pipe
a smoking gun with rumours
of mushroom clouds
emitting from unsafe actors
clothed in poor mans shrouds.”
The World present day...
Watching our imagined reality on digitised TV,
And there, in our blindness we see,
‘Another murder, another bombing’
the new religion the politics of the gun.
Conjecture and confusion, adds to the mix
enhances the illusion, adds to the fun.
chaos and disorder parameters set by the ‘New World Order’
in a communication revolution
…or a devolving of human evolution?
Under panoptic control
the agencies of light and dark
now fight for your very soul.
…Welcome to the beginning of the End of Times.
“…And cut! That’s a wrap!”
P. Williams ©2005&06