~A Mouses Journey~
Create this song, lonesome maestro
Mice without a home to call
Live in dark holes for forever
Prisoners in a war of evolution
The cat so crafty plays on a solution
Take this share and live in peace
Should you venture I shall feast
Rose of Sharon, hold my caterpillar
Hope that I can make it
Past the jaws that quiver
Past the things that slither
In times past we gathered
Ran for absolution, prayed for revolution
Traded our holes for halves
Gave our lives for laughs
And at last I've darkened the map
Ran enough to know there's nothing left
Cared enough to show, rose the tears I wept
Maze within this matrix
I'm amazed how far I made it
Watched the fish beguile the fisher
Saw the hunter steal his moment
Watched the lion protect his family
But if only for a second
Watched the day conquer the night
Saw the fight the knight took over
Watched the order brought to chaos
And rejection called disorder
Here alone I sit, these scenes that fill my head
Oh, how my crown is really heavy
How this life is really death
How this death is pretty empty
Like the hole inside my chest
Like the home, a hole I lived in
Until there was nothing left
But the peace, I found a piece, within this chaos
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Poet's Notes about The Poem
Life isn't always what you make it, life is often times dictated from the onset and you learn to adapt and evolve beyond what has been given. I love life and I love death without it life doesn't exist because you can't have one without the other in this temporary construct, beyond this is a different story, speculative and truly unknown to man. What one believes doesn't make it so and that is where the creation of what's defined as faith and hope come in. They are both useful tools that should be used as catalysts to living a more positive, more evolved life.
The idea was that we are all the mouse as well as the cat, the snake, the fisherman, the fish, the hunter and the lion that is the way of evolution. Learning to embrace what evolution is and our own human nature on a positive note is what separates us from the animals. The problem is much of humanity want to live as animals and conquerors with no thoughts given as to who we have to hurt or climb over on our way to the top.
Yet where humanity falls short is embracing the nature of evolution and growing without love and the appreciation of life, with no knowledge of the connection of all creation in existence.
We are all the hunters and the prey but where our focus should be is this... Seeing that humanity is sick and the world is suffering along with the humans in it. We are the sickness but we are also the cure once we learn to love each other and embrace one another wherever we are, no matter how much we agree or disagree with our brothers and sisters then we can learn to live a little more positively and then we can learn to smile and be proud of the world we live in and those that exist within it.
Sure there are few that are trying, BUT, many long to just connect to the great pleasure machine while they entertain, medicate and distract themselves with things that are just of no real importance.
Yes, It is every humans right to do what they want and if they want to spend 5 hours looking at who wore what to where and with whom they were conversing and what they were eating and drinking they can, But that is one of life's great distractions and there should be a balance in all things.
When humanity learns to balance out all this time we have on our hands along with the many other things that can be thrown are way and positively work through it all adapting and evolving they help mankind. It is learning to find that center and a balance within the cosmic equilibrium of what this life is.
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