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UKArchive ID: 36691Waiting on the Call by stormwolf
Originally published on July 4, 2016 in Poetry    

Slightly amended after posting. I hope the nibbers are ok with it. 😉 I just felt some bits were missing.



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The tenure on this dalliance
grows ever less appealing.
All hell has broken out
and the zombie masses
are too painful to witness.

Surely there is more to humanity,
than clogs to clogs
or indifference to truth
in two generations?
Mindless lemmings
soldered to mobile phones
asleep.

Far from clinging on for dear life
my life is no longer dear.
My bags are packed
and I am in the departure lounge
waiting...
My allegiance is elsewhere.

Even a clear starry sky can no longer be trusted.

Maybe NASA is right?
Perhaps we do exist
farm animals or genetic experiments
held into a matrix, an alien hologram
unable to break loose.

There’s so much more to The Spirit
than this putrefying mess
of terrorism and capitulation.
corruption and dark vision.

Maybe I never was meant to fit in?

In these last days,
that is my only reassurance.



~ © Alison Stormwolf ~

July 2016


© stormwolf (stormwolf on OLD UKA)
UKArchive ID: 36691
Archived comments for Waiting on the Call
Supratik on 04-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
Very clear message. However, I do not see any arrogance in the realisation, that is what'd drawn me into re-reading. That 'even a clear starry sky can no longer be trusted' is fracassant; it has element of Byron who 'learn[t] the language of another world', though in a different way, a re-assurance that the poet's 'allegiance is elsewhere'. I will come back, I have to. Supratik

Author's Reply:
Dear Supratik
I am so happy you read it so well! I confess I had to look up fracassant but when I did I realised that it was absolutely the perfect word to describe my feelings of that revelation.

I was not expecting to write a poem but when it came it encapsulated my feelings of withdrawal and alienation in the world I see around me now.
I am also humbled you took it into favourite poems 😍
Thank you
Alison x

gwirionedd on 04-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
"Far from clinging on for dear life
my life is no longer dear.
My bags are packed
and I am in the departure lounge
waiting...
My allegiance is elsewhere."

This is a sentiment that I understand fully. I think a lot of people do right now. I hear a lot of talk of "I don't want to live on this planet anymore".

Don't go just yet though. You'll miss the fight. The numbers of the awake are growing. Remember, we won Brexit. More victories are on the way...

x


Author's Reply:
Perhaps it's a a passing phase but I feel the odds are against us. The tentacles of corruption have done a fine job and I am soul tired of the uphill battle.
Already, in the UK we shall bring in another capitulator, traitor scum. When I hear people say that next time they will vote left or right with no real awareness, well, I don't want to be around for the invasion.


Alison x

Mikeverdi on 05-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
Wonderful, this is the best of you. 😀
Mike XxX

Author's Reply:
Thank you Mike, glad you liked it.

Alison xx

sweetwater on 05-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
Amazing poem, it stepped right into my soul, and I would rather like to step back out with it and into your departure lounge, its not fun here anymore and I don't want to play. Sue x

Author's Reply:
Me neither. I have spent a lifetime watching what has come to pass. I think we are very much in sync. I was amazed how you sensed the rain was not normal but full of import. So did I.
I dread what's coming.

Alison xx

Kipper on 05-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
Hello Alison
When I read your work (and some others too) I realise the shortcomings of my work. I see it as layers with mine being on the top, open and obvious, whereas your goes deep, often beyond my understanding.
However, (and here I refer the the current discussions of UKA's future) quite often when I read the comments made by others and your replies your meaning becomes clearer, more understandable.
I doubt that I will ever reach the depth of thinking that you and others of our UKA friends clearly demonstrate but collectively I, and no doubt others too, benefit from your insight.
So I say long live UKA and your place in it.
Best wishes, Michael



Author's Reply:
Aw, Micheal,
When I read your lovely comment, it brought tears to my eyes. We maybe all live to a certain extent in cyber land here. Many of us may never meet but that does not mean that we cannot form deep friendships or get to know one another. People I have met have always been exactly as I thought them to be. It's a really great community and one I treasure. 😍
All families have their ups and downs and that's normal too in my opinion.
When I first started to write poetry, someone gave me really good advice which has stood the test of time....never compare yourself to others.
Everyone has their own style and 'deep' poetry is no better than simple open poetry. In actual fact, I feel some deep poetry shoots itself in the foot because if people cannot understand a word of it, it may as well be nonsense 😜

I feel mine is mostly simple but there again, many of us make the mistake of thinking just because we ( the author) know what it's all about, then others will too. This is often not the case.i would rather be asked to explain rather than people be scared to comment.
I sometimes don't comment in case I get it wrong or make a fool of myself but I think we should not be scared to call a spade a spade 😀
Writing poetry is such a wonderful pastime and a way of bringing our thoughts and emotions into the open, very good for the soul.
So please never judge your poetry and only keep obeying the urge to write.
We all share that and it's heart warming.
Alison X 💗👍

Kipper on 05-07-2016
Waiting on the Call
Hello Alison
When I read your work (and some others too) I realise the shortcomings of my work. I see it as layers with mine being on the top, open and obvious, whereas your goes deep, often beyond my understanding.
However, (and here I refer the the current discussions of UKA's future) quite often when I read the comments made by others and your replies your meaning becomes clearer, more understandable.
I doubt that I will ever reach the depth of thinking that you and others of our UKA friends clearly demonstrate but collectively I, and no doubt others too, benefit from your insight.
So I say long live UKA and your place in it.
Best wishes, Michael



Author's Reply:
Ps
It's another reason why I recite my work. I feel it helps bring the meaning to life. 😸