My yearly ‘Tax Return Rant’, Living with Toothache, Online Privacy and other recent rants and lyrics!

Tax return. I just did it.

Yeah, it was as accurate as I could make it, but there were estimations. Why? Cos I’m a poet, not an accountant, I hate paperwork and I hate maths so being forced to do both let alone either by a government that spends my taxes on illegal wars upsets me.

Almost tempted to turn down paying gigs from now on so I never have to do another tax return ever. I hate having to estimate how much money I lost trying to change the world in an effort to tell the people I never gave any authority to how much of my money they can spend on schools (yes), hospitals (yes), roads (yes), and bombing brown people for oil.

Still, if I stop performing for money and only earn from the Steiner school I’ll still be getting taxed by the same system. So I’ll still accept paying gigs and I’ll still do tax returns, this is the (fucked up) system I am in. I had a chance to completely escape before but I ironically didn’t have the finances to do it safely and comfortably. One day I will live self sufficient and rely on the pedos in parliament for nothing.

I nearly became a politician last year. Nearly. Still thinking about starting a religion though…

think there’s already a love party in London. I would start a religion and start a political party based on love, community and altruism / benefit for all. Rather than the current economic systems based on competition and ownership rather than sharing. Electoral reform is a must here though, for proportional representation. But all of it’s pointless until enough people are educated in the nature of politics to see why we should change and until enough people are educated in the hierarchical nature of both the culture around science and the culture around religion. Science as a method is fine, but plenty of people use the scientific method to disprove long-held theories and lose their respect, job or tenure because they’ve rattled the cage. Oh my God I could write about why I want to start a political party and why I want to start a religion all Sunday, but I won’t until I actually feel like doing either of those things, this stops now! lol


 

anger is much easier to deal with than sadness, but it won’t really go away until you deal with the roots of the problem. Generally people punch cos it’s easier to punch than cry…

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Ego and awareness

… watch for when the ego is the witness of emotions rather than awareness witnessing the ego witnessing emotions…


Donald Trump and David Cameron

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Context…

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We weren’t harsh, we were gullible pawns of Rupert Murdochs media. The Sun said we can’t elect a man who can’t eat a bacon sandwich and the average person seems to do what The Sun says we should do. The tone of this post does not reflect my anger, frustration or sadness. Humans – do better.

Ps that was back when the choice was between Milliband and Cameron. So bedroom tax, the selling of the NHS and all sorts of fuckry might have been avoided if the Sun hadn’t put that embarrassing photo on the front page the day before the election. People are more easily manipulated than we want to admit, myself included.


Toothache – Loving Life (Despite Intense Physical Pain)

Seriously? Did I really need toothache, abscess and swollen face to show me how happy I was just before? Is that lesson? Don’t worry, I learned the other lesson – don’t eat Haribo (yeah, mother f- you said that in 2007, you an addict.) Gelatine. Sugar. It was never gonna have a happy ending.

Remember when penny sweets were actually sweets a penny each? I still associate that evil stuff with a happy childhood. Ramblings of a poet in self inflicted physical pain, don’t mind me.

Just watched comedian Tracy Morgan talk about his accident and how when you’re in crisis you see who will ride for you. My new friends are true friends, I picked well and the universe through me some good ones on a random too. I’m still grateful, and still happy.

But, before the swings n roundabouts, it’s worth mentioning that last weekend I was happy as I can remember for a very long time. Things have been going well, thankyou universe and thankyou Bristol.

New job, old city, new meditation sessions, poetry workshops, gigs at wholefood shops, positive vibes and cuddles aplenty. Toothache is just a minor chord in a major melody, and I’m writing the score.

More superfoods, more writing, more money, more good health, more self discipline, more loving xx

 


Online Privacy

Does “enable Siri on this Mac” mean “give apple permission to listen to every word I say near my laptop”?

(Questions that make you sound paranoid to ignorant people number 2133).


Lyrics

Sometimes I still use pen and paper… #lyrics

Young man – talk to older women if you want to learn
what to say to girls your age in your world

Wise women prefer good conversation,
(But probably won’t say no to diamonds or pearls.)

The Holy Grail to me was a job that doesn’t depress me.
Pays for the rent… but does’t over-stress me

or was it a Goddess as wise as she’s sexy
to love me, hug me and bless me, and vice versa, Thank you and Yes please!

The Holy Grail was to have both fun and prosperity
Some dreams come true, may I stay healthy n get more wealthy,

not to get on Instagram to take the arrogant selfies
but to help people like when I had nothing good people helped me.

Every little cell in my body is happy and well see
Each cell glowing with love, deep rooted like Elm trees,

Showered in love from the cosmos above us,
To shine light on road for man dem, gal dem, sisters and brothers.

(ps The Holy Grail is still the Moon Cup.)

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Free-Man 

So all that Free-Man stuff, Article 61 of the Magna Carta and the maritime law stuff… Is any of that affected by the fact that the Chilcott Enquiry came to the conclusion that our previous Prime Minister Tony Blair dragged us into a war under false pretenses? Can we conscientiously object to our taxes being spent on illegal wars and point to the Chilcott Enquiry as evidence that our politicians can’t be trusted? Just curious…

…that’s a big if though. But to be honest ‘they’ can usually intimidate me until I stop seeing ‘them’ as ‘they’…

…I was a conscientious objector to Western Imperialism but that didn’t stop the tanks from rolling…

…”Guilty – Giving Up Inspirational Living Towards Yourself” KRS-One’s wife apparently…


“Everything is complete. There are no loose ends of excess or deficit. This completeness, this simple perfection, doesn’t mean that everything is all stitched up according to some master plan. {Though it might.} Rather, it is in the completeness of infinity, in which each moment is infinite. However things are, they will reveal their completion when we cease striving to create something, control something, become something, and simply allow the presence of ourselves within the becoming of the world. This is the essential view of dzogchen, a buddhist approach to spiritual practice and to daily life which is concerned with maintaining a sense of relaxed openness and happy attentive interest. ”
From Simply Being by James Low

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Bluebells, Angels, Soundsystems and Mic Cords

She said “most little girls won’t look for a prince, so they won’t find him,
they’re looking for a villain and hope to find a prince inside him,

most grown women learn better and some wise girls know from the start”,
But I don’t play the game of faking villain, life ain’t a game, it’s art.

They don’t wanna hear how I’m like Jesus or Buddha cos I failed,
they wanna hear how I tried but in comparison I paled,

paled like the white depiction of Christ, sometimes I was cold as ice,
aimed for bodhisattva-like compassion, I’m just not that nice.

They don’t wanna hear how I tried to forgive acting like it’s all bless,
like Jesus forgave the men who put the spear in his chest.

They wanna hear the truth, we’re friends now, I wish her the best
but if I think about it now I overstand better but it still gets me vex.

The old man on his bike in the graveyard smiles like there’s a secret we share,
Like we’re two of a chosen few who knew… we’re not really there.

I’m like a bluebell on a grave, like an angel in a rave, you can help me here.
Sometimes I care so much it looks like I don’t really care.

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Sometimes, sure, I’m bored like retired Timelords wondering why your
Average human being even bothers to rhyme for.

While your magical tools like your soundsystems and mic cords
Transport my thoughts to your heart to make you say BRRAP! Or “I’m floored.”

Bluebells on graves… angels in raves,

Letting go for forgiveness, happy to live blessed.

While your magical tools like your soundsystems and mic cords
Transport my thoughts to your heart to make you say BRRAP! Or “I’m floored.”

 

Ice and Lava

Stepping out of the water into the fire
Out of reception of the mystical to share and inspire

all’s one, water flows, fire burns, love will entice.
all is one, liquid fire – lava, solid water – ice.

Stepping out of the water into the fire
Out of reception of the mystical to share and inspire

all’s one, water flows, fire burns, love will entice.
all is one, liquid fire – lava, solid water – ice.

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The dark side isn’t more powerful, just more seductive,
eventually it would consume you, it’s more disruptive.

But accept that’s within you, no need to duck it
or hide from it, your shadow is with you so love it.

It may seem easier to express anger than express sadness.
But repression of depression only leads to madness,

and expression of the lessons leads to big rewards
we’re just concepts with concepts so put down your swords

that barely exist, ignore judgments of people who just do
not care. The people who do care won’t judge you.

Don’t hide fear and sadness behind anger,
These days I tell someone I trust or trust the page and write a banger.

Big picture’s infinite possibilities, why limit your possibilities?
We can’t see the big picture with limited thought but feel it with limitless ease.

Big picture’s infinite possibilities, why limit your possibilities?
We can’t see the big picture with limited thought but feel it with limitless ease.

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What planet-saving inventions will come out tomorrow? Conversations healing our sorrow,
or positive aliens pop round to borrow a lawnmower and finish off braiding your cornrow?

What’ll pop up from the chamber under the Sphinx’s paw?
More treasures than you’ll find on the grill on Chinx’s jaw?

What technology will make our whole lifestyles obsolete?
Prophecy may cause military property to fall at your feet.

When will a billionaire finally watch the Ted Talk “6 ways
Mushrooms can save the world”, and transfer the cash to Paul Stamets?

“This transaction will probably take six days”
and we can sit back and let the fun guy with fungi save this planet.

Some fungi can eat oil slicks AND radiation,
These days I find solutions online instead of cheats for Playstation.

We don’t know… if the next generation
will see borders and nations or pure inspiration,

will see through all the BS and simply not support government
that work for corporations causing just more sufferin’.

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Most mainstream political parties in most 1st world countries
are corrupt from the inside out, but it’s too late to hunt me.

Cos the truth seekers outnumber the greedy, believe me
And one day soon the truth knowers will outnumber the ignorant

and the truth is truth doesn’t exist, it’s subjective,
perspective, the truth is that we’re ALL ignorant

and paradoxically omniscient…
We’d all be omnipotent if we weren’t ALL omnipotent.

How can there be a God unless it’s science, or unless science is nature? Don’t doubt that

includes all the science we’ve not worked out yet and may never work out, yep!

{And that’s each and every one of us. Astrophysicists sum us up.

As star dust, and that’s sun dust. Mainstream dumbs us down? I’ll fun us up. (chill, chill)} (not sure whether to keep this double-time bit or replace it with the half-speed that folllows)

…And that’s each and every one of us…

…Astrophysicists sum us up…

…As star dust, and that’s sun dust…

…Mainstream dumbs us down? I’ll fun us up…

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All is one, that’s what’s up.
Feeling down? Well that’s what’s up

All is one, that’s what’s up.
Feeling down? Well that’s what’s up

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All is one? Liquid fire – lava, solid water – ice.
From icebergs to volcanoes, from Buddha to Christ.

But don’t forget the goddess Mary’s Magdalene and Mary mother,
Don’t forget mother nature, or the goddess lover.

All is one? Liquid fire – lava, solid water – ice.
From icebergs to volcanoes, from Buddha to Christ.

But don’t forget the goddess Mary’s Magdalene and Mary mother,
Don’t forget mother nature, or the goddess lover.

(unfinished.)

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