The Great Poet Emily DickinsonThe Great Poet Emily Dickinson    

The World's Premier

Humanitarian Web Resource

line decor
line decor

Return to List of Poems by Simon Rees - by Title
Return to List of Poems by Simon Rees - by Extract

“secure with our new God of Information”

This is one of my poems which I like the least, because it fails to capture my imagination, fancy or emotion and seems too simplistic in its construction and expression! Perhaps it is because it is dealing with such a 'large' theme, and therefore I might never feel satisfied that I had covered it adequately. However, I include it here, for now, because the theme seems so pertinent to our times - perhaps increasingly so with every passing year. . .

A fast-paced and car-dependent style of life forms such a key component of modern living for most people in the developed world that almost everyone seems to lack genuine quality of life - begging the question: how did this come to pass, and is this really the way we want to live out our short lives, forever chasing our tails while, at the same time, polluting our surroundings like pigs rolling obliviously in our own excrement, too preoccupied with chasing our tails even to notice. . . ? How sad and ridiculous that would be!

The Concrete Road

Simon Rees

When cars were invented, there were people who feared
that at thirty miles per hour your head would explode:
perhaps, living now, they would wish it were so,
seeing a world subjected to the concrete road!

Yet more than the pollution, noise and danger –
or the frantic social isolation –
is a knowledge that now we depend on speed,
secure with our new God of Information,
few recall even how it feels not to hurry,
and fewer how it feels to do nothing at all –
in fact, we too fear our heads would explode,
though only, for us, if we were forced to crawl:

From travelling around at phenomenal speeds,
still we come back home, go to bed and discover
that nothing feels faster than stopping so still
that our thoughts cannot even keep up with each other!



© Copyright 2007 Simon Rees

Return to List of Poems by Simon Rees - by Title
Return to List of Poems by Simon Rees - by Extract

Sister Sites Maintained as Educational Resources by the Same Authors:

Link to: FCT World - Resources on the Unique & Powerful System of Medicine called Field Control Therapy   Link to: Key Toxins - Exclusive Articles, Info & Interviews about Toxicity, the World's Most Pressing Issue
Link to: Tibetan Pulsing World - Resources on the Transformative System of Yoga & Meditation called Tibetan Pulsing   Link to: Deep Energy Healing - Resources on Different Therapies, the Nature of Healing and the Future of Medicine

© Copyright 2007 Simon Rees, Kevin Eakins and SYY Integrated Health Systems, Ltd.  

Disclaimer: The information at this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The content of this website comprises only the observations and opinions of the authors and contributors: it does not constitute medical advice to readers.


  Who Are We?
Contact Us