3 August 2017

Humbug merrygoround


The merry-go-round kept taking on new passengers as it twirled around the park, loosened from its bolts. Some passengers stepped gratefully onto it and some were whisked onto it without the intention of being there at all. Sally watched as those who did not mean to get onto the wild gamepod struggled to get out and even achieve any balance at all. It was not a vengeful, baleful or resenting watch but rather one tainted with the inequitable curiosity of the one who had the upper hand in a game with no rules.

As she watched, one or two passengers were able to get off the merry-go-round but for now around 15 remained locked onto its surface which seemed quite akin to a shaking ship’s deck. Most had adapted their composure to that of the pod and were therefore not affected by its mad shaking. Sally smiled as she slowly released the trigger on the pod’s initiate mod and engaged the throttle. The pod burst into a crystal version of itself and one of the passengers turned around to engage Sally in an eye contest as the pod took off.

« I thought you said to the wild in Africa » he said

« The real wild is out there in the skies or down under in the water » said Sally. « We have better material for exploring the skies than the waters which we also believe less apt to provide us with solutions », she continued.

The man shook his head. You are a terrible humbug he said.

Hmmm… Humbug, she said and thought. That is an interesting label. I think I will brace and embrace it, she said.



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The Best of Scott Joplin

Ode to Joy – Sonny May

Bucket’s got a hole in it –  George Lewis and his ragtime band

Dance me to the End

Dance me to the End

30 August 2015

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Autumn leaves will fall

As the sun will soon grow cold

And the bark will freeze


Did you know I’m blue?

Hues bluer than deepest sea

Ice in heart stretches


You fail to see it

You would not know what it takes

To break through the ice


Faith in you falters

But if you know then pray stay

Dance me to the End

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Winter white will call

As the skies will gather snow

And the bears will sleep


Did you feel my hugs?

Tighter than the starkest grip

Sleep its warmth fetches


You fail to glean it

You would not feel them these quakes

Tremors I convey


Warmth in me halters

But if you feel then pray stay

Dance me to the End

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Springtime will blossom

As the robins will return

And flowers will bloom


Did you need my kiss?

Lighter than the touch of clouds

Heavier than rain


You fail to reach it

You would not need these pink lips

Pressure of my soul


Velvet silk retracts

But if you need then pray stay

Dance me to the End

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Summer will then scorch

As the sun will rise ablaze

And the hay will burn


Did you read my heart?

Transparent like a river

Murky like a pond


You fail to breach it

You would not read these blue tips

That pump me brick red


Life from Love subtracts

But if you read then pray stay

Dance me to the End

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The seasons were gone

Even time came to standstill

We dwelt face to face


Did you heed my soul?

Overflowing blue-red lake

It merged ice with coal


You fail to grasp it

You merely scratch the surface

That shines like mirrors


Soul a soul could mute

But if you heed then pray stay

Dance me to the End

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