Lumps and Bumps
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Words: Ed Hooke & Sharimilee Jayakumaran
Date of Composition:November 2009 - January 2010
Date ofRecording/Copyright: 2010
CommentaryIn the half-way realm between wakefulness and sleep, powerful emotions
can convey the mind into disturbing distortions of reality.....
Family of four die when their car hits a tree.
Schoolfriend suicide: recall how he looked at me.
Teenagers knocked down as drunken driver hits bikes.
Thousands drown in battered town as tsunami strikes.
Tears soak through my pillow but I don't know why
instead of sleep, the world's grief descends upon me.
New born ghosts call with velcro voices which fear to die.
So I weep, a burst cloud in purgatory.
Innocent civilians in a dubious war.
Helpless a protester is shot while on the floor.
Dancer dies from cancer as his baby is born.
Famine devours children after plague destroys corn.
Drifting between whirlpool worlds of shade and beyond
like a ship in night ocean storms tossed high, plummeting down
knowing not how far I shall fall.