David was good enough to allow me to share his beautiful poem. Thank you David.
Sell your soul for a penny
Sell your mind to the dead
Leave your house just to buy things
Prioritise junk over bread
Trust your life to a man with a gun
Buy the gun from the man
Use the gun to hold reason to ransom
Preach of a provident plan
Sell them a lie for a penny
Sell them a jewel for a rag
Leave them no house or possessions
Orchestrate war over flags
Trust your lies to a man with a voice
Buy the voice from the man
Use your words to hold reason to ransom
Everything’s going to plan
Great words are unclouded and apt
They need to flow freely and cannot be capped.
Great understanding is determined and rooted
In learning, the path undisputed.
Understanding requires some effort,
The links of perception all severed.
We project meaning past the rim of our world,
Our deepest convictions can never be furled.
Knowledge originates in patience and skill
It is gained by learning and having strong will.
Active understanding, the ability to question
By its very nature illustrates expression.
Understanding is deeper than knowledge
Where perception of meaning pays homage.
Understanding, an instrument of expression
Can quickly become the darkest obsession.