Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Infusions of Delusions at Bardic

(Jess and I with our faces painted in The Fairie Nest)
I attended Kaleidoscope Gathering this weekend, and Serenity Cat gave a lovely performance for us at the Bardic Competition that I really wanted to share here. 

Infusions of Delusions

The institutions that bind us
Are the boxes that blind us
To the unquestionable reality
Of man's endless humanity.
Living within finite walls
Much like cattle in stalls
Our creativity forgotten
Our divinity not brought on.
Were we given endless skies
So that the rich man who buys
The land on the ground
Is the only one who is bound
To the glory of god
The fruit of the sod
The Mother and wife
Of all which gives life?
Please tell me there is more
The Universe has in store
For our human existence
Than man's sick dependence
On money and things
On diamonds and rings
Gold bars stacked like bodies
Mercedes and Audis.
Please god let there be
A place for dreamers like me
To sit for free in the sun
When the workday is done
A river for swimming
That always is brimming
With the laughter of childhood
Reminding me that 'good'
Is not a lost institution
Not a mad man's delusion
A hope to hold onto
A reality to cling to.
So at the end of life's day
I am able to say
I gave more than I took
I dreamed til the earth shook
Creating my reality
In spite of man's morality.
I had the courage to be me
When drowning in the sea
Of people who fell out
Of the boat tossed about
By the waves of lost dreams
The storms of failed schemes.
Yes, I'll be happy when I die
If I was able to defy
The rules of society
Becoming my own deity.
The world needs dreamers
Progress needs schemers
Without us there would be
Nothing but reality.

~ Tracey Rogers, March 26 2012

Very inspiring performance for the Dreamshare Literary Society!

Love and Peace to all!