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.
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.
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.
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.