POEM: PLACE IT INSIDE YOURSELF

by Richard Wolstencroft

Place it inside yourself
You know it's out there
you feel it, smell it
in the back streets
the city rampant
that once belonged to you


Bypass piss-stained streets
littered gutters you strode along
walked past, walked in
sometimes fell in, stumbled in
The bitter taste in your mouth, saliva damp
yet, reconfirm that strange ethereal feeling
you already knew the first time
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
You recoil from their lies
like you recoil from a scorpion
You see what they do and are doing
so shameless
hiding in plain sight
You want no part

Their lies build and build
a gargantuan Babel of falsity
Their intent, obvious to all, but the blind
Their plan, their goal, for you and yours
They hate you, they have plans
Return the favour, so do you
Take no part, don't help them achieve
selbtsvernichtung their goal
that will engulf us all
So, place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
You have seen it, studied it
You know its texture, its feel
You have long admired it from afar
You have thought
"Should I place it inside myself?"
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
You have thought: "Could I
just place it inside myself
secretly, just like that?
Have I the strength to do that?"
No one can stop you
The calm, "Maybe I'll just place it there
for a little while, see what develops"
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
Still you seem unsure
"Should I really place it inside myself?"
But then you remember
How you have been cheated
how they have cheated you
and not just you, but everyone
everyone on Earth, but them
from your dearest chum, bosom companion
to the poor taxi driver
driving you lost in some foreign land
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
Lightning thought: "You know what? I think I will
I will, I think, I will place it inside myself"
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
and so you do
and there it is inside you
like a great light that is burning
Does it feel good, the luminescence?
It does - It warms your being, your soul
The light of a thousand black suns
There it is, inside you, right there
"Aha - it feels good. Doesn't it feel good!"
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
Now it's there, growing
You feel it grow, inside you
All around people don't know
it is inside of you
They can't sense it yet, your power
Some do notice, an eye cast awry
"Did he place it inside himself?"
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
You placed it there and now it has grown
large, and you notice
more and more people
have placed it inside themselves
Nods on the streets, events,
social occasions and media
glances across a room or the abyss of the internet
They too placed it inside themselves
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
Dawning consciousness, "new dawn"
more and more people feel like you
They have placed it inside themselves
Amazing, agog, they know now truth
New power has burst forth
A solidarity, a union, a community - a future
The league who have placed it inside themselves
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
You notice this all getting bigger
taking shape, unstoppable
Thought: "Can this many people have really
placed it inside themselves?
Do they all feel its Power?"
And you realise they do
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
Suddenly this community begins to feel
more like an army, a new spiritual cadre
a vanguard, shadow warriors
The feeling is religious. It dawns:
"Oh my God - Did God place it inside himself and me?"
You know instantly that he has
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
The community that placed it inside themselves
has God, so who can argue?
You realise that this thing can no longer be stopped
that it is inevitable, that it is Historical
Manifest, luminous, playing out in real time
and you are part of it, you had no choice
Mad chance but to place it inside yourself
like those around you
All those who placed it inside
can no longer be stopped
Place it inside yourself

Place it inside yourself
We are all like a giant dam
and that dam is stressed to the max, about to break
When it does we will flood down
the steeply declining, arid lands
to the sands of Deep Sea
This Dam soon to break
nothing can stop, or could stop, or will

Place it inside yourself




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