Sunday, 25 May 2014

The Questioner

                                                   The Questioner
by Stormm

"Paralysed for fear of entry into the womb..."

We were on the outskirts of Ottawa, new years eve, many years ago.

L. had invited me to visit with his family during the holidays. 

The womb was a tomb, a crowded night club in Hull, when this line came to me.

It was a time of confusion, the era and error of The Follower.

I The Cold Plains Drifter, The Seeker Of Forbidden Knowledge, 

The Shadowless Sword, The Future King.

Had always known that I was different from most around me.

Questioning my culture, society, progress, and the lack thereof.

Living in a world that seemed to be based on polytricks and voodoo economics. 

Ultimately I would question reality, while my peers where bent on pursuing false illusions.

I could clearly see their or my own possible futures, 

the side effects and results of taking a common path.

Here's what it is: I was becoming keenly aware that my teachers were lying, 

preachers were lying, my parents were lying, big media is lying, 

and politicians are definitely lying. 

All were saying one thing, while doing the other. 

In fact signs were everywhere, and the sign said things are not what they seem to be.

But most people presume this natural condition is a temporary phase,

then you're supposed to mature and get on with it, accept your feeble lot.

That was considered being practical, yeah right, who were they kidding?

Machivelli preached deception, but if you think about it, who's really being deceived?

All those know it all psychology majors thinking they're smarter, 

trying to break down and classify people into generalities?

No they were the undead, the bitter and twisted, 

subconsciously aware that somewhere along the line, they had gone astray.

If you play games with people, ultimately you're playing games with yourself,

and who would really want to do that? 

I was coming to grips with the obvious: this was a realm of many distractions and deceptions. 

It was a bloody massacre, where the majority are rushing into the line of fire, blind.

Yes, they have dreams and aspirations just like me, 

but they were all too ready and willing to throw them away.

In the name of doing the right thing, doing what you gotta do, 

so you too can shrug your shoulders and call it a life.

Why? Because everyone is doing the same?

To an outsider it would seem like I was stalling, just wasting time.

You see the trouble with me, is I knew I had options.

The question was choice, the answer the desired effect. 

As I observed my cohorts, siblings, rivals, elders,

on one hand I was deeply motivated by the work ethic of proud, humble immigrants,

wanting a brighter future and willing to sacrifice their dreams, 

on the hopes their children would go further.

But I could also see them getting stuck on the treadmill, 

witness the daily grind taking it's toll.

I didn't want to end up like Elvis singing, "We're caught in a trap, I can't walk out."

Or Marlon Brando in the back seat crying, "I could have been a contender".

Rest assured it was a complex labyrinth , there were many and various traps,

in fact it was becoming quite apparent,

there are those who spend a great deal of time and resources, 

devising more nets to capture the masses.

The simple pursuit of money was a rat in a maze trap, the nine to five a tax trap, 

the criminal life a short lived, paranoid murder rap, 

yet another lap around the corporate prison track.

I was terribly afraid of falling into any if not all, of these same old traps.

Deep down I knew that living a life where you're not doing the things you love is suicide, 

no matter the perceived benefits.

Fuck the cultural gloss of superficial happiness, 

as if buying useless consumer items can make you happy like the people on the screen.

They're getting paid to "Don't worry Be Happy", while we're only getting screwed.

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

Pussy Can Talk

                                                Pussy Can Talk
by Stormm

T. is doing 25 years for multiple homicides, 

along with numerous other offenses I'm sure.

He's a crime Don now, running things from the inside.

I guess he had always been kinda obsessed with Running Tings.

Word is he's living like a king in there, got several underlings doing his bidding.

Him tell me say, 

"dem have fe bow down when me a pass thru, or get shot inna dem face".

On a collect call from prison with the thickest patwa accent I've ever heard,

some straight off the boat, ghetto youth, incarcerated scarface, shottas talk.

An accent so rough an gruff,

that I a born Jamacian must struggle to keep up & decipher.

Funny I don't remember him ever being from Jamaica, 

far as I know he was just a light skinned, mixed breed mixed up Canadian, 

from Scarborough.

Real talk, a bigger head we knew, 

linked him to the drug trade back in high school daze, when last I seen him.

He moved up. 

Along the way earning the street moniker of an infamous now dead middle east dictator.

I still remember what he said all those years ago, our final meeting.

He came to tell me that the pussy talk to him.

He had been chilling with a girly. 

They were doing the deed, maybe smoking some weed in between, 

when he swears her pussy started talking to him.

The lips looked at him, started moving, speaking in tongues so to speak, 

it even called his name.

Naturally this had blown his mind, so he travelled cross town.

From his far east and expensive new development detached home,

to my low income Ontario Housing hood, right on the border line.

You see I who actually lived in The Projects, wanted out, 

but my friends from middle and upper middle class homes wanted in. 

In a big way.

I never did ask or get to find out what the pussy said, 

just that it blew his mind and he would never be the same.

We went our separate ways. 

Far too many other talented brothers and sisters where dropping all around me.

I would have been "What Are You Stupid?" 

to not take notice and get out the game before I was next.

Didn't wanna become another used up victim of society, 

caught in the crossfire of deliberately defective urban planning, 

a cypher or statistic, "just another victim kid".

Besides T. was already getting fame, known as a gun man, too hot headed,

looking for a rep, he was That Guy.

You know the one shooting up sessions, looking for any reason to bust two shots. 

The Dance would be nice, 

and your getting down with a sweet ting when he starts shooting up the place, 

no matter how well dressed, you better duck down,

hit the floor, forget about that girl and run for your life.

I'm talking "make some noise y'all! Somebody, everybody, SCREAM"!

No, he was the guy to avoid, to be cool with, while headed in the opposite direction.

Maybe I could see his future? Maybe I wanted to reach mine?

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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

The Raven

                                                                 The Raven 
by Stormm

The Raven surveys it's thriving domain and lifted it's wings.

 Pleased with the changing order of things amid the constant buzzing of inspired activity.

The Black Bird leapt off the bouncing brown branch on which it casually perched, 

leaving in her balanced wake,

live green temporary pressures of diminishing shock wave vibration echoes. 

Then, she flew away.

After traveling a considerable interplanetary distance, 

thin mid air borne ruffled feathery wings, suddenly transform into smooth female arms. 

Ugly razor sharp talons become graceful slender hands and feet,

as her fierce beak forms a sensuous mouth,

Sleek and taut black aerodynamic feathers,

mutate into brown skin and curly long black hair.

The Joo joo Woman has returned.

Having crossed over, back from other worldly realms,

she returns with new information about life, herself, and others.

What she had vaguely suspected, half imagined, has finally been confirmed.

We exist in several dimensions simultaneously.

This physical reality was only one of endless.

The universe was really a multiverse.

We're all, each, separate creators of space and time.

Her entire being glows in new color sequence pulses, 

 like a rainbow bridge shifting to more dynamic energy fields.

She could feel her body's energy vibrations increase,

coupled with the awareness of cosmic tension in her navel.

Floating down to land amid the sound of rmighty rushing winds. 

As casual observers wipe the dust from their eyes,

and wink several times in disbelief.

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