This is the story of what happened when,
Young women and men, created a new art-form called
Anti-comedy: the modern melancholy.
They describe their artistic experiment as the following…
“Where the truth is said, to make people feel sad,
Because we believe everyone takes things too ‘lightly’ in society,
Sometimes we all need to get together and have a good cry”
This is an extract from their opening piece.
“YOUR JUSTIFICATION CAN’T TIE ITS LACES.
OUR ‘DIVERSITY’ IGNORES ITS MANY FACES.
OUR RAT RACES, HAVE NO BASIS.
and love is losing in many places”
I am yet to find an ungodly chord,
Yet I have heard many an ungodly song.
Green leaves in an ocean of blue.
Yellow sun, turns gold this afternoon.
Proof of life as green as grass.
As sure as the sun will come again soon.
James bond has done this before,
I know it, he knows it more.
Most of our heroes today press buttons… And that’s just the reality of it.
a victory for racism
Forever marinating what I really want to say.
You sat and waited for what you really wanted to hear.
And in the process, energy was released in the form of a stillborn understanding.
Which hatched, leaked and now lies deceased.
We ran past each other, missed the baton completely but it’s not my fault… of course.
And I’m not turning back…………….. no way!
But on clarifying the objective of the game. Who’s playing?
Who made the rules anyway?
And who goes home crying for being misunderstood?
Stick that up your race relations.
Up your diplomatic disposition.
And your pretentious mistake that I was trying to hand you the baton in the first place.
A prophet’s expectations
One who must always give the people time, but never wait for the people. This is where the prophet lives. This is why the prophet has no place to lay his head.
Inspirational figures still exist today
As a young person, I think it’s important to name the inspirational figures that have contributed towards your intellectual and spiritual growth.
Here are a few of mine who put their very natures on show to the world…
Cornel West - Afro-American Intellectual Extraordinaire
Rory Stewart - Current British MP (Yes, there still are good MPs!)
Parker J Palmer - Like your Grandad, full of wise words. Speaks about teaching and paradox
Tony Benn - Perhaps the most prophetic voice in British Democracy Ever?
Shane Claiborne - One of few voices who speaks out against christian complacency
Bell Hooks - Her soulful inquisitions into Black Culture changes hearts and minds
Mason Gaffney - The most lucid writing style ever. Also the most insightful economist I have ever come across.
Jim Rohn - The Late Great. His fusion of business and philosophy is unparalleled.
Tony Campolo - You gotta love him.
If the list hasn’t grown in the next 2 years, I’ve wasted them. What are you waiting for? youtube and google these people and see what I’m talking about!