Freedom to Think

Spent forces making choices beyond the wit of Plato

Thinking they’re the hero when all know its Kato

Mucking in or checking out, either way it is a rout

Frantic heretic out and about, wild words that he can flout

Fidgeting scandal raise a pulse or seven

Ducking Mephisto on a short road to heaven

Why you idiot dolts, over yonder rise

Belief is only magic tried on for size


Candles burning

Metaphors for learning

Issues concerning

Love full of yearning


Gypsies wandering far

Foes slipping through door ajar

Terrified of the Russian czar

Ameliorated in your car


So Mephisto watches smoking a cigarillo

As each night you lay asleep on your pillow

Mighty are the boundaries you set on your gird

Tiny are the clues so often you have heard

Is it time to get on or shrug your shoulders square?

Can you truly be vulnerable, can you make yourself bare

Can you do all of these things believing nobody cares


David Jackman 2014


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Journeys of Jackman ..The wanderings, musings, learning and thoughts from one man who woke up