Blinded by The Bight

Blinded By The Bight

 

With my eyes shut tight

I felt a blue shark bite

Angrily into my neck

How did he arrive on this deck

Floundering, covered in watery oil

His sad crimson eyes on the boil

The society’s outcast, washed ashore

A native ejection, from offshore bores

Hanging there, in our Great Australian Bight

And jointly, we’re sharing similar pains tonight

Both, corporate debris, lost and out of sight

He has dry landed, I am a broken kite

 

“Puppets”,  lyrics by Leonard Cohen

German puppets burned the Jews
Jewish puppets did not choose
Puppet vultures eat the dead
Puppet corpses they are fed
Puppet winds and puppet waves
Puppet sailors in their graves
Puppet flower, puppet stem
Puppet time dismantles them
Puppet me and puppet you
Puppet German
Puppet Jew

Puppet Presidents command
Puppet troops to burn the land
Puppet fire, puppet flames
Feed on all the puppet names
Puppet lovers in their bliss
Turn away from all of this
Puppet reader shakes his head
Takes his puppet wife to bed
Puppet me and puppet you
Puppet German, puppet Jew

Puppet Presidents command
Puppet troops to burn the land
Puppet fire, puppet flames
Feed on all the puppet names
Puppet night comes down to play
The after act to puppet day

 

Ivor Steven (c)  Nov 2019

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G'day, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm an ex-industrial chemist, and a retired plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for over 2 years, and writing poems for 19 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

42 thoughts on “Blinded by The Bight”

      1. No, and I wonder that we ever will, I think they are paralysed by their lack of knowledge and inability to act, too arrogant to acknowledge their ignorance and terrified of their business friends.

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  1. These are very poignant words so powerful. Too many puppets willing to fulfill the
    Evil Dream without question they go on day and night. No thought for those sacred creatures of the deep they destroy in their slurry. How do we deal with this if not now we never will.

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    1. I can’t comprehend idiot politicians, in this era of planet being so fragile. But corporate greed still seems to line their oily pockets and smudge their dirty minds 🌏💙🐋

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    1. Thank you Mich, I really can’t understand idiot politicians, in this era of our planet being so fragile, but corporate greed still seems to line their pockets with oily plastic money 💴🌏💙

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  2. What is going on is sad and tragic.
    And you’ve captured it well in your poem!
    I wish people (and especially leaders) would wake up and take action. Seems a lot of leaders are focused on things that aren’t important…possibly to distract us from what dumb stuff they aren’t doing that they should be doing. ??? 😦
    Excellent poem, photos, and song, Ivor! 🙂
    HUGS!!! 😉

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    1. I’m now a sponsor /member of the protest group, “Save the Bight”, the whole situation is horendous, and it’s on my front door… But we are making people listen. Thank you for your awareness of the situation…. More oil is not the answer, but the greedy corporations, want us to believe that 💙🌏🐋🐋💙🌏

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