Are Nice Guys Still Coming Last?

Most of us have been labouring under a delusion – that being nice will get us ahead in the world. This delusion is all-pervasive. Even our fiction is full of it. The ‘great’ stories of our time are all about good versus evil with good usually triumphing. But, is the world really like this? Does…

Better

Hold that thought But change that word I know what works Because I know better   Write these paragraphs But send them to me I’ve changed it all Because I write better   Take those pictures No, take some more But don’t you worry Because I’ve taken better   You can’t leave You owe us…

I have always wanted to…

Having a bucket list seems to be in fashion in our day and age. A list of things we really want to do and have always wanted to do. The thing with buckets is that they look to be finite in size but they are limitless in their holding capacity. They hold our dreams and…

Enmity

We can’t stand alone So, we choose a side We don’t know which one But we hope we’re right   Face to face and now armed We cry aloud and run In our sights, our enemy In our minds, a farce   No longer friends, brothers No longer our lovers Betrayed by those closest Loyalties part further   Patch up those wounds The ones…

To Credit or not to Credit

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been increasingly thinking about credit and people not getting their dues. If a person does something, a task, a job, a bit extra, shouldn’t they immediately be credited for it? Or should we all be thinking about the ‘big picture’? It’s been playing on my mind because I…

Fool to be Blind

There’s this great line (lie?) we’re told about one door opening when another closes. It’s meant to inspire hope and motivate us when we’re down. What we realise, unfortunately, when we go out into the world is that those doors open only for a select few. For some of us, doors just keep slamming in…

the first verse

And when i sit to write Can’t think of a word, try as i might How to churn out a verse? Leave aside a poem; that’s worse Let creativity flow Don’t think at all, let go Let the brook of words, gush forth with passion. Don’t let it slow down, let it hasten. Put the…

On Writing

You have to be caught- Inspired; Truly desired, To get it all down on paper. In ink, in colour, Sired… What’s transpired? Just your heart’s labour.   You have to be dumbstruck, Hankering, And savouring, Each bite of the fruit. It has to be elusive, Reaching, No, touching- Just away from the truth.   You…

Justifiable

Turn it. Turn the knife Till its screaming. Stop. Broken skin. Warm blood. Never going to wake up.   Where are your scales? How do your weights feels? What are we seeing here? Why’s the blindfold on me?   Bring back the ‘saviours’ They’re always ‘right’ They’ll make the world better One death at a time   Mourning…