✩ Smart City

 

Monopoly2011

Today’s smart city

Is where training and education

Stopped being about following

Ones true vocation

And somehow became all about conditioning

Schooled to become another brick in the wall

Another cog in the machine

Drilled in

From such an early age it manifests as the new religion

Where each new emerging generation

Shops til they drop

Til they’re so far in debt

They become trapped in a prison

Of desire and consumerism

Seduced by product placement and subliminal advertising

Victim of a society built upon capitalism

No escape

Do not pass ‘Go’

Do not collect ‘£200’

Do not buy a hotel, (let alone ones own house)

In fact go straight to jail

Caged like a wild animal in a zoo

That ate the bait

Who swallowed the smart-sim pill

Herded along

With all the other must do’s and should have done’s

On the road to ‘Blandsville’, in downtown ‘Homogenisation’

Complete abdication

Of ones ability to think for ones-self

From womb to tomb

And into total annihilation

Forgiveness

two types of forgiveness

I realised

in order to heal

hurts from the past

I must first forgive

myself

for being human

Humans make mistakes

all the time

that is how they grow

and learn

and understand

then I am able to forgive

others

allowing myself to thank the Universe

for the gifts they bring

teaching me

the lessons of Life

resulting ultimately

in self-empowerment

(although I may not see it that way at the time)

I guess that’s why they call it ‘hindsight’

So this is why I am writing to you

prior to ‘Now’

this concept has appeared far too ridiculous

to even entertain

but by cutting you off

and not communicating

I show you my fear

my inability to forgive

let go

and move on

By forgiving myself

then you

I am able to release

painful experiences from the past

which keep me locked

into repetitive patterns

robbing me of the moment of my ‘Now’

where I plant the seeds of my future

Now I am planting healthy seeds

In fertile soil

pulling out the weeds

and throwing them onto the compost heap

of experience

Now I choose

to grow and learn

through joy

and pleasure

and empowerment

instead of trauma

and sadness

I recognise

that was only one method

of growth

that I was open to

and I forgive myself

for attracting those experiences

I forgive you

for triggering those experiences

in me

for they must first have existed within me

in order to have been triggered by you

And vice versa

I gently release

all the bitterness, resentment and anger

I once felt towards you

I release these feelings with love

I am free

we are both free

to enjoy

all the great things

this Universe has in store

for the both of us

all the things we desire

and deserve

Bat Shit Crazy