Chaos Theory

Fire rains from the skies

Hurtling alien rocks from space

Brimstone and Sulphur eating up the clouds

As

The heavens crash to earth

Falling into the ocean

And

Bathing us in dust

Creating

Beautiful sunsets caused by volcanoes spewing their guts

Choking life

And salting the loam

So that plants die before they are born.

Brothers rend each other from limb to limb

Ligaments tearing and tendons popping from sagittal cuts

And rhythm is an ungainly rhyme scarce used in these parts.

Here the weak do not survive the week

Nobody looks out for you.

Survive or die.

Thoughts swirl in my head on the morning run

They are

Private

Deeply rooted in my psyche

And not subject to prying.

A failsafe

For when I fail to keep myself safe

From marauding brigands

And femme fatales

And problem children

All out for one thing;

My blood pulsing through their veins

Still warm as they drink from my carotid artery.

Truth

Is an anathema

Lies the propaganda

But no one person holds the power.

Hyenas are ruthlessly efficient at what they do

Exerting supernatural bite force to crush

The bones of civilization into

A calcic pulp.

Art is irrelevant

Music unnecessary for survival

The only way

Is to

Tell tales of the good old days by the fireside,

Dredge the mind for memories

Of

When it was a free for all

For confidence tricksters seeking votes from all.

However

Everything is in freefall,

And fruits in windfall

Are the stuff of legends.

The killing sacrament

Is

The enduring baptism of fire in this cold world

Borne on glaciers of one thing hardwired into every human being.

Survival

Losing your humanity is the first step

Into death

The cliff bordering on nothing

Into which

I drop.

The harmattan cold parches my lips of love

Crossing Xs and circling Os.

Grey matter

Lobotomized and unemotional

Transorbital procedures taking away everything warm and cold

Reflecting the dull steel which took them.

Eyes deadpan as pink matter is spread on the ruins of a pavement

Carcasses of the helpless strung from erstwhile electricity cables

Darwinian in the devolution from reason to cold unfathomable logic;

Only the strong survive.

There are no heroes in this world

What is glory to a rumbling stomach?

A borborygmus

Of morals going under.

There is no rock music ushering

Courage

Because lions are nothing but flat track bullies.

 The gods are but cannon fodder to unbelievers

Bile in the mouth of the faithful.

The rivers are stinking and full

Of

Bodies bloated and drowned for lack of

Empathy,

An antithesis of order,

The knowledge of good and evil is extinct

And man is shown for what he is

A flawed beast in a perfect image.

Because when it boils down to the bone

Freedom is a drug peddled by discord,

True freedom is but

Chaos.

© Sena Frost 2k16

Image courtesy http://www.dreamstime.com

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Tips on how to be free (as defined by myself)

Follow the rules. As much as you may resent structured norms, they actually give you a lot of freedom especially when they have loopholes.
Bite back your anger. Looking furious is never cool. You never want to come across as a monster because of a disturbing issue.
Place value in the simplest things. I find that cartoons, photographs and pets calm me down often. I laugh raucously and goof around at the risk of looking like a fool. It works the same for pretty much everyone.
Be emotional when you need to be. It is senseless bottling up emotion. All it does is turn you into a worse person. When you are happy be happy, when you are sad be under the weather. It is a natural tonic for wellbeing.
When a loved one lets you go, hold on until it is no longer your cause. By eliminating all doubt about your inability to maintain a relationship through a hard time you give yourself a clean conscience.
The only person who truly cares about you is you. You do not live for other people you live for yourself only. Relying on other people to make you move ahead turns you into a liability.
You are God. As extensions of His divine Self, you are already full of grace. On the flipside, it means you are in full control of your life and choices. You are not a mindless being. You are steward of the earth act like it!
Laugh when you are angry especially with yourself. Laughing at yourself softens the potential blow anybody would actually land on you. By admitting you are angry over an issue and not fussing about it diffuses the emotion.
Do not be controlled by what you feel. While you should feel every emotion, it does not mean you should kow-tow to it. Only little brats and spoilt animals allow emotion to take over. Be sensible about how you feel.
Be cordial and polite, even when the other party does not deserve it. Nothing rankles an antagonist worse than a polite opponent. When you are cordial and polite, it gives people who do not like you less reason not to.
Be yourself. Be the first of your kind always not the next whoever-was-there-first. Allowing your uniqueness broadcast to the people around you makes people like you for who you are flaws or not.
Be aware of your environment. Wherever you go be in touch with everything, you can recall. It allows you to be comfortable in any terrain.
Be versatile. More often than not people who refuse to adapt themselves to a new situation are left out in the cold. The great rule of survival kills those who cannot change. Why be caught out?
Do not be more of a nuisance than you already are. Do not attempt to endear yourself to those who would have nothing to do with you. Keep to yourself and they will leave you alone.
Do not sink under pressure. You are often the victim of your focus. Phase out, prioritise the things you want to do, get into a rhythm and then get to work. Distract yourself for a bit and wear the coat again.
Do not let your circumstances define you. As much as it is terrible to survive a conflagration, rise above it. It is the past not your trump card. The kindest people are the ones who have known suffering and yet choose to smile.
You are not the star of the show. You are just one of seven billion humans on this earth. Do not act as if you are the survivor of a worldwide holocaust. Blend in and do your part. That is what makes you stand out.
Be upfront and legitimate. Doing the right thing is always the best thing. Independent of how you feel, stick to your guts when they differ from what you see. It takes patience to pan gold from a riverbed of sand.

You are only free as long as you are bound by the rules that define you. The eagle flies because it has to reach land. The unshackled destroys. Let the unstable elements remind you of that.