Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Free Will

Folded foil carefully peeled
Reshaped and lifted
Raised up above a flame
And swiftly I become
Bound
In liberating chains of smoke

8 comments:

ish said...

How vividly you have portrayed the paradox of freedom. We are liberated to experience what we submit to. Should we contemplate what addictions our submissions bestow?

Inconsequential said...

I wrote this one as giving in to the easy way, chaining yourself with simple 'now' pleasure...maybe that message was lost, but I liked the piece, in so much as I ever like what I write, rather than choosing not to...
I think we only get true pleasure from overcoming hardships and solving difficult things, true pleasure being a sustainable pleasure, in my opinion...The easy options, such as drugs, is a non sustainable pleasure, though the kicking of a habit can be a pleasure...

So maybe to be happy we need to dig ourselves the deepest darkest pit and fill it with our horrors and dive in...When/if we emerge...true extasy?


Maybe we need to kick against the pricks...

aria said...

"bound in liberating smoke'

Loved it.. the verse.. and your comment here ..

shammi said...

Wow, that's probably the most inviting - um, invitation to try something I've never tried before! :)

ish said...

true pleasure being a sustainable pleasure,' I like that thought very much

Inconsequential said...

Shammi - I highly recommend not chasing the dragon, his warm embrace is merely a ploy, to feed his own insatiable self... it's teeth are sharp and it's breath destroys all around you, and it's claws are barbed and sink deep into soft soft flesh, you need to rip chunks out to remove him...

My apologies if you took this as an invitation...It was never meant to be such...

Inconsequential said...

Ish - Things that need working on...Like wife, house, art...these things give a higher pleasure than the gratification of now :)

Though, I have to say, my job doesn't fit in there...A hardship that only bring a short pleasure, 8hrs of toil, for a few seconds joy as that card hits the clocking machine, and the exit is breached...

shammi said...

oh dont worry... I'm not about to make friends with Puff :) I was just referring to the seductive quality of your writing!