Tag Archives: Influences

Identity Doggerel

 

“I am not sure that I exist, actually. I am all the writers that I have read, all the people that I have met, all the women that I have loved; all the cities I have visited.”
— Jorge Luis Borge

 

Here is a street that I walked down last May
Catacombs in the dark where I wandered
Here is a song that I heard yesterday
with some of the lyrics a-sundered

 

Laugh at a joke that I heard before
tho now it comes from my mouth
Cry at a tale that I heard though a door
in a mansion down in the south

 

None of what you see before you is me
at most I must be a composite
of places I’ve been and people I’ve met
into my void, you’ll too deposit

 

Still there is someone who picks and chooses
the elements of life that I show
something unique that decides what he uses
a spirit that’s always in flow.
— G A Rosenberg

 

Blessings, G

 

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Puppet ShowPuppet Show by G A Rosenberg

 

Enticed DownwardEnticed Downwards by G A Rosenberg

 

A Snapshot in Amber

“- Why me?
– That is a very Earthling question to ask, Mr. Pilgrim. Why you? Why us for that matter? Why anything? Because this moment simply is. Have you ever seen bugs trapped in amber?
– Yes.
– Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

 

When I was eighteen I met an amazing woman. She was the mother of a friend of mine and I met her about a year and a half after her doctors told her she had a year to live. Delores had an amazing sense of humour and an amazing grace about her and she helped me through what was one of the rougher years of my life.
Among other words of wisdom that Delores imparted to me
“Why me, you say? Why not you? What is so special about you that you don’t get the same amount of shit in life that everyone else has to deal with.”
“Nowhere in any spiritual text does it say that you have to like or even love your family. It says you have to honour your parents.”
“Nothing is more important than finding someone to speak your heart too”
I was to know and keep in touch with Delores for about ten years and she lived on another ten years after that. I only hope she got to pull some of the cool poltergeist tricks she had planned for her funeral.
Blessings, G

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Stilling the MindStilling the Mind by G A Rosenberg

 

EmergingEmergent by G A Rosenberg