Pathétique

It’s my favourite time of the year. Will it always be like this, until there’s nothing left to kill?

What working of the mind,
what connections linking eye to hand,
thought and desire to grasping,
breaks the perfection of morning peace,
the majesty of oaks laden with sun,
morning bustle and flutter of birds,
silence of curled sleep in secret hollows,
with the bark and bellow of gunshot?

Is there a darkness in the soul,
a blindness to life and beauty,
to the beating pulse of life,
an inability to let alone, let life walk
the path it chooses?

Sadness clouds the cloudless sky,
dims the sun, cools the rising heat,
and the bushes round the house fill
with blackbirds, robins, finches, fleeing
the outlying trees where death falls
in fury from the sheltering leaves.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

47 thoughts on “Pathétique”

      1. The turn out was very low, a few thousand in some of the big cities, nowhere else. They don’t have much support, people have had enough of car-burning and police bashing.

      2. They were against higher cost of diesel (govt’s trying to encourage its phasing out) and the price went down because of market fluctuation. They objected to the 80kph speed limit which was imposed to save lives. They are ordinary people who have boring lives in boring places and it’s tough, but the fault is the capitalist system we all subscribe to, and not Macron. They’re just fed up and he happens to be in charge. They’re not revolutionaries. The only prices that are going up here are private rents and that’s because of individual greed not the govt. In Bordeaux the mayor is talking about capping rents because it’s got obscene.

      3. People around the world are hungry and dissatisfied. I see every similar protest swelling into a revolt against the government. And what do people in power do? Call for national unity after turning their country into a sanctuary for the rich. Inequality as a rule fuels rage, sooner or later.

      1. Pandemic
        oF iGNoRaNCE
        Naked Lies With
        No Shame Psychopathy
        National Religion
        Cold MaKinG
        Come Back
        As Wished
        By
        Church
        White
        Nosing State
        Vulnerable
        Dropping
        Like Flies
        But only
        The Tip
        Of Nature
        Murder
        Roaches
        BRaVE iN LiGHT
        iN Motel Fear And Hate…

      2. Big Picture Visionary Seers
        Smaller Picture Black And
        White TV; Limited to 3 Channel
        Thinkers, indeed; Traveling From
        Space From the Distance of Moon
        Seeing a Mostly Lovely Blue And Green
        Orb like Magic
        As Compared
        to the Other Planets
        Although Saturn’s Rings
        Are Kinda Cool For The Notice
        A Seer of ‘ET Intelligence’ Will see
        is the Cancer Rising Out of the Blue
        And Green Orb; Pandemic, Indeed, Human
        ViRuS Destruction And Death Star CuLTuRES
        of Hairless Apes Amazingly Destroying the Only
        Home They will Ever Be Evolved to Breathe as
        ‘The ET’ Hovers Over Earth WHere is the HeART
        LiGHT For the Rest of Nature Escaped and then ‘The
        ET’ as many i’m Sure, Researches the Issue Finding A Desert
        in the Past When Humans Are Taller than Lifeless Sand So they
        Equal A Grain
        of Sand
        they Are
        As All of God
        As Nature Naked
        Gets Lost in the Human
        CuLTuRaL SiN Transaction
        of Making Existence Less than
        All that is Reducing Nature to
        Words; Idols of Essence
        For What All Nature
        Breathes in Dance
        And Song Now
        Still When
        Living
        Wild
        And Free;
        So Now, ‘The ET’
        And or ET’s, No Matter
        How many Exist Hovering
        Above the Earth, See the Tipping
        Point of Darkness the Death Star
        That Human CuLTuRES continue to
        Bring; ‘They’ Ask, Take me to Your Leader
        The Leader of All this Destruction, Death,
        Misery and Suffering Coming More; They
        Don’t Have to Look Far; indeed ‘He’ Has
        His Own TV Station; Fox News; There They
        See the Essence of the problem; Human Lies Human Lies
        Human
        Lies
        Exposed
        in Light of Dark Truth
        So What Will ET Do;
        Smiles, Just took
        A Photo in the
        Back Yard
        of A Rabbit
        Eating Greenery
        From Wild Flower Colors;
        A Squirrel Scampering Across
        the Yard; Birds Singing Among Trees
        of So Many Species too; Just Growing
        Green Coloring The Earth With No Restraint;
        For They KNoW, No Evil of the Human Kind; They
        KNoW, No Ignorance Clothed Away From Nature Our Kind…
        if only
        We Had
        Never Put on
        Clothes Around
        Our Flesh and Blood
        And HeART of LoVinG
        All That Breathes And Grows;
        Then Perhaps We Would Not Be
        on the Precipice of the Tipping Fall Now

        It’s
        only
        Just Begun;
        Yet the Rabbit
        Still Munches Green;
        The Squirrel Still Scampers
        Across the Wild Flower Weeds
        For Sun Flowers We Feed ‘We’ give

        more

        than

        We take

        It’s always been

        The Real Path to Success….

        As Science Shows, After Human
        Goes away Committing Group Suicide
        Freely this way; in 300 MiLLioN Years
        A Nautilus Shell May Still Exist in the Fossil
        Record
        But No
        Memory
        Left of the
        CuLTuRaL
        Sin of Clothes
        We Continue to Wear
        Destroying the Nature
        That Will Recover Just Fine
        After the Cancer of Us

        Clothed is far gone now..

        There is one Solution,
        Get Naked And Play
        Together Nicely again

        or sadly

        Die

        Wile E. Coyote
        Die As the Road Runner Survives…
        HAha; And i’m ‘The Evil one’ for Being

        ‘Still Naked’….

        Do Understand
        What ‘The Apple’ Truly is…
        At Core With Clothes on Rotten NoW in Deed…

      3. Ugh Trapped In Tools
        Like Money And Stuff
        And Other CuLTuRaL
        Clothes Machine Cogs
        Never Rabbit Happy
        One With Abundant Grass…
        OMG my ‘Poor’ Wife 75 Dollar
        American Weekly Budget for
        So Many Years… Yet When i ReTired
        i Emptied my Pockets And Gave
        Her All the
        Paper Print
        Green
        To
        Baby
        Sit And Spend
        OMG i practically
        Float Not Weighted
        Down With Pocket Money…
        True Story My Great Uncle Charles
        in ’33 Went Through The Depression
        And Oh Yes Literally Had Money Stuffed
        in Light Fixture Covers the Rest of His Life…
        No Doubt.. He Didn’t Make it to be ‘Leaves of Grass’…;)

      4. Real
        GreeNoW
        GrinS HeART
        BeatS HeaR
        Comes
        The
        Rain Again
        Mustang
        Sally
        Lays
        DowN To
        Balance Trump
        FiReS 🔥HeLL
        Outside the
        Circle
        Of Life
        Seeing 🐯 Roar
        Winds BLoWinG
        Stench Stank Stunk
        ChAFF TRumP AWaY…
        MaKinGRainBoWHeaT☔️

      5. GoD IS A Lion That
        Eats The Antelope
        That Dies That
        Feeds The
        Grass The
        Antelope
        Eats
        James
        Earl Jones
        Explains Now
        How The DarK
        Force Becomes
        LiGHT iN The
        Lion
        King
        Movie
        Disney
        Understands
        God Better
        Than
        The
        Pope
        Snake
        Consuming
        Tale Born Die
        Life is Fair
        As
        DarK
        BringS LiGHT
        In Other Words
        Enjoy Life
        Till
        The
        Lion
        King
        Consumes
        Us At Best
        We
        Feed
        Grass too
        TRumP is
        🤑Evidence
        NoW GRaSS
        iS THRoWinG
        HuMaN up🤡
        And👹
        Out🤢
        Forever Now🤮

      6. Forest
        Trees
        Protect
        DusT
        Of me
        TaKinG
        In FoResT
        Breeze ‘Sally’
        Tickling
        Balance
        Ease
        As my
        Screened in
        Patio Sees Clearly
        For Now Coming
        Out of
        Eye
        Wall
        Winds
        Calming
        Peace Soon
        Orange Rotting
        Living Dead
        Paper Green
        Golden
        Towers
        In DYinG LiVinG
        SHeLL E. DarKness…
        Meanwhile Ocean
        Wave Winds
        CRasHinG
        DanCinG
        SinGinG NoW iN
        Nature Majesty…
        Hehe i Deliver
        All Weather
        Mail
        WHere
        ‘Postmen’
        DarE NoT TreaD…
        Bird Song Chirps
        🐦 In Heaven too…
        As 🐿 Squirrels
        Collect
        Sun
        FLoWeR
        Seeds
        Beneath
        Above 💨 Wind🌟

      7. SMiLes Hurricane
        Sally Replies
        Good Bye
        Electricity
        And Internet
        Back Again
        Now small
        Enough
        In
        Fiber
        Optics
        To Visit Ireland
        True i Am
        A Hurricane
        Too Environment
        Ripe Again for
        Cyber
        Creativity
        🌊💨🌊💨

  1. I saw a photograph the other day on a chat group. Four guys with their prey. Kudu, Sable, their weapons propped up against these magnificent animals who by far outweighs these stupid men in dignity of life. Their pride in what tbey’ve done is sickening!!

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