Saturday, 6 August 2011

Peak People

I've heard about the oil peak - depletion of reserves
and doomers claiming that we're screwed is getting on my nerves
and prices going ever up no matter what the cost
but the real problem seems to be peak-people

The talk of global warming - all the carbon in the air
the scientists are warning - but tax payers do not care
and all the talk on carbon tax has left me feeling lost
so i guess i'm just another stupid sheeple

i've often wondered if the peak of population looms
and our time is bright but short just like a fleeting flower blooms
and maybe there's no going back the tipping point's been crossed
'cause we're all of us the most we'll be - peak people

if it's lonely at the pinnacle of seven billion souls
far lonelier it is to be the last left digging holes
to bury all our kindred dead their tombs might be embossed
with the simple words "here lies the last of people"

if you liked this you might also like "when the future comes a knockin'"

( for more on "Peak People" see


and of course:

    Tragedy of the Commons


Friday, 5 August 2011

a beast woke me

i woke the other night
it was a beast that woke me
a violent sound
scream and pound
on wall or door

a monster kills my neighbour
so urged my amygdala that i grabbed a bat and went

into the night

a giant policeman saw me
so sorry he said

we have him in the van

a man

today the news is grim again
economies collapse
more deaths more fighting

the future is frightening

we nice and civil sorts

we're dead


Sunday, 31 July 2011

happy birthday mum

to you mum happy birthday
and i wish you many more
i hope you have a lovely day
and presents by the score

you've always been there for my need
you've never let me down
and even when things aren't so good
you never wear a frown

they say the ancient sages
taught praise for God above
but you're the only one i've known
to teach me peace and love

to me you are a sage of peace
who harms no living thing
who cherishes all forms of life
that walk or crawl or sing

if more of us were just like you
the world would not be bad
there'd be more understanding
so mum i hope you're glad

for all that you've achieved in life
can not be bought or sold
your children and their children too
and their's are our true gold

and all of us look up to you
and all that you have done
so i can say with all my heart
i'm proud to be your son