Professional Victims.

The most desirable; the most dominant

The one everyone somehow always misunderstands

Everyone betrays you, even when you’ve done nothing wrong

Don’t they get it? You’re the one with the ideas.

Ideas that can make the world a better place.

If only people would listen.

If only they allowed themselves to be moulded 

If only they forfeited living their own lives …

To witness your divinity.

Then everything would be fine.

 

– O.D. ©2022

 

Art by: petomandik

 

Used to know someone like this. Their behaviour was about as useful as a thorough mopping of the Kalahari.

They were “unstoppable” and “an arbiter of truth” who was “not to be messed with” and a “victim” at the first sign of resistance. 

And not just any resistance; legitimate resistance. The kind that involves the invisible line that exists between you and me. 

I would share the gory details of everything that transpired, but honestly dear reader, we have waaaaaaaaaay better things to talk about lol

 

 

The Nowhere Signal.

See, I’m not afraid if you or anyone leaves.

I mean, this might come as a surprise to the self-impressed but —

Come what may. I’ll always have me.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: ART-BY-DOC

Remember that thing I once said about me going through emotions with clinical deliberation? This is it. No stones are left unturned.

Zombie Doctorates.

Welcome to our first lesson in brain-dead reasoning.

Today’s Topic:

“Expecting people around us to maintain an infallible integrity

Even as we continue violating their trust

Simply out of convenience and dysregulated impulse.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: neo-innov

Plush Trigger.

When you pushed me into the darkness, what were you expecting?

For me to quiver how you would if it had been you?

That’s the kind of wishful thinking you find in Y.A. and charity fairs

Unknown to you, I’m familiar with the monsters of the abyss 

I can denote the separateness in their voices, even when they whisper.

Your desire to dominate is infantile compared to what they can do.

But some part of you already knew that.

After all, you’re pushing demons to do your dirty work for you.

Some perspective: You’re a tadpole in a giant pond —

A giant pond, Burrowed deep, on an island,

An island, in the middle of an unmarked ocean

Your enlightenment has a ceiling.

Your value system carries the self-indulgent wisdom of a basement dweller

With a day-old cadaver rotting in an unplugged freezer.

Tell me, exactly, how I was meant to break with you involved?

With you involved, the push was a failure by default.

It’s insulting, to be tormented by a weasel

A weasel, eager to lead but knows little to nothing

Little to nothing about regulating its own thoughts and feelings.

Carrying the ambition to run a country

But having no idea how to run your own home,

The type to shoot me in the head and still miss.

See, when you pushed me, you should have finished the job.

But it’s too late, I’m back,

And right behind me? The monsters you tried to feed me to.

See, I don’t know what fascinates me more

The fact that I was right about you

Or the fact that despite having remarkably low expectations 

I still left feeling disappointed.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: neo-innov

What can I say, It’s a good day for an exorcism.

Laugh Track.

It’s a comedy really,

How a universe with so much space

Saw it fit to cram us all together here,

With the swindlers and murderers.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by:  kira111777

“We’re here to experience all of creation. In order for here to exist, there must exist. When here and there exist, so does everything that is neither here nor there” — Unknown

(I wish to have a conversation with whoever said this quote; quite profound)

Entitlement.

Entitled people carry an energy

Similar to that of children

Groomed to believe in their perpetual ownership of the world.

Only to grow up and learn

That the world was

And never will

Be theirs.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: BisBiswas

“If someone gets angry with you for setting a boundary, consider that as a good sign that the boundary was necessary” — Jenna Korf

Love’s Scent.

Love isn’t complicated,

The absence of it is.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: Gydw1n

A quote I took from one of the lines in my recent Spoken Word.

Interesting Topics To NOT Bring Up At Parties.

DO YOU KNOW THE SPEED OF BLOOD?

Blood flow in arteries ranges from 4.9 – 19 cm/sec whilst blood in our veins ranges from 1.5 – 7.1 cm/sec.

Also, an adult heart is said to pump approximately 5 litres of blood per minute at rest.

WE SEE EVERYTHING IN THIRTY – SIXTY FRAMES PER SECOND (30 – 60 FPS)

I don’t know, I think that’s a fascinating piece of useless trivia that you should hear about.

CINDERELLA’S MAGIC SYSTEM DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE

So, hold on. Everything from the carriage to Cinderella’s dress reverts back to its original form when midnight strikes. Everything but the shoe? The super glass shoe stays the same. Super contrived and lazy if you ask me.

Might as well call the story “The Glass Shoe” because we now know who the true main character is.

NO ONE ACTUALLY KNOWS WHEN TO CALL A LANDMASS AN ISLAND OR NOT

People will tell you that an island needs to be surrounded by water. It (the island) needs to be able to sustain life (plants and animals) — and if it can’t, it’s just a rock. They’ll tell you that there’s no definitive scale for anyone to begin calling a landmass an ‘Island’. 

To be an island, the landmass needs to be “entirely surrounded by water” but it needs to be “smaller than a continent” — real specific there Britannica.

So I can’t call continents “islands” because continents are bigger than islands

And I can’t call islands “continents” because islands aren’t as big as continents.

Wonderful.

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Oh, I forgot we’re at a party. Can someone please pass me the champagne?

AHH YES, ‘OBVIOUS’ COLOUR NAMES.

The colour you see when you open your eyes in a dark room isn’t “black” you uncultured swine; it’s “Eigengrau” —broadly identified as #16161d.

Literally, everyone knows that.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: LukasFractalizator

The Bodhisattva Recollection.

(Spoken Word)

For the best experience use earphones.

If you enjoyed this, consider listening to my other Spoken-Word here.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: kaiser-mony

Flying Monkeys.

(Spoken Word)

 

If you enjoyed listening consider checking my other Spoken Word poetry here.

– O.D. ©2022

Art by: neo-innov

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