Welcome ladies and gentlemen,
please let me take a moment
to tell you a little about myself,
a person who you will never fully see.
The man driving towards a crowd
of innocent victims
that have no idea
that a metal torpedo
is locked onto them.
I am the one holding
the steering wheel
and the gas pedal down.
The driver is me
not the one behind the wheel.
What seems like an angst youth
walks the halls of education
about to get the weapon of choice
passed all detectors
to bring an end to tomorrow’s leaders.
The slaughter looks random
except to me, the Master of Puppets
That is guiding
the steps and thoughts
of the shooter of the final bullets.
A person walking the streets,
full of ignorant rage,
screaming the words of hate
towards anyone that seems
or looks different
from the giver of rage.
The syllables are not
of the carrier’s own mouth.
Brain empty, easy to manipulate
to fully strike with anger.
All steps taken without full consent
of the people whose minds
and emotions were guided
by not themselves and never were.
that were all mine
in being the Devil’s Riflemen.
June 23, 2017
© Andrew Scott – Just a Maritime Boy 2017
To fully feel the light, you have to live the dark.
Walk on the narrow lines that divides each.
Tipping ones toes into the sensation
of a burning fire adds to the feeling of life.
How can something so good be wrong
with that liberating feeling?
That is the ultimate person’s question.
Pain is the leader to the dark.
Self-absorbed selfishness and being rewarded
for deeds that bring pure pleasure
may lead a person further into confusion
on the tingling provided by the addiction.
The light can make you squint from the dark.
So hard and exhausting to each
and that much more difficult to stay.
Satisfaction in the hard work
assists in appreciation to everything
brought through walking properly
with the quiet glow of the light.
Living there in these immoral times
can only be grabbed and kept
through a fighting spirit.
You can only know you are there
in the light by holding the memories
provided by the dark.
June 29, 2017
© Andrew Scott - Just a Maritime Boy 2017