Love in darkness

A poem traversing the spectrum of human emotions, while using nature as a timeless metaphor, from misty dawns to shadowless nights.

Grey Soul

I travelled to the dark places of my soulWithin, where many don’t go to till they grow old Confronted with pain, misery and joyI opened my heart to failureAnd that busy, eerie noiseOnce I had gotten there I knew what was oneIt was meIt was youIt was one universe filled with funThe good timesThe badAnd […]

Seeds in the mind

We’ll spend that one last penny on the land within our mind. We toil the land, we sow the seeds and battle great storms at times. The seeds thus grow, and over time they spawn a fruitful vine, and feed a hungry many on the land within our minds. But, alas, the harvest comes to […]

Mountain and Journeyman

I trample along a beaten path, the treacherous rocks, those jagged cliffs. An eagle soars by, its call high pitched and piercing. They all know, the predator searching, waiting for them, scanning the landscape looking for prey. Patient is the eagle, but it is hungry.Mouths to feed other than its own.It does not know.It steadfastly […]

Banks of the river

A poem I wrote for the UTS Writers Society while at university in 2009.

Education vs learning

I’ve encountered this often. People confuse learning with education and vice versa. But they are different. Let me try to articulate what I mean… Education is institutionalised spaces and standardised processes for learning. The accepted norms, behaviours, processes by which we transfer knowledge across time. Across generations. Universities, colleges, school, academies etc. These are spaces for […]

Bleeding Heart

My heart bleeds for those whose life depends upon the actions of the few, to contest the mighty many of those whose life has been subdued. My heart weeps for all those people whom attack the honest few, trying to contest the might of the group. Though only will the sorrow take refuge from this […]

Revealing the grey

The enlightenment is ongoing. It is not something that was purely limited to the time period beginning with Descartes. It’s a progressive revealing of the grey areas of our existence and increasing awareness of our ongoing moral dilemmas. I recall a 3hr conversation with somewhat of a modern day philosopher Max Kaye a few years […]

I am me

I will follow my heart wherever it may take me but I will use my mind and intellect to combat the ignorance in my self and others. I will not capitulate to dogmatic belief in a TINA (There Is No Alternative) collective mindset nor will I be a spineless man with no courage to stand […]

Our social dilemma and what we should be focusing on

The Social Dilemma is a great piece of storytelling. I’d even go as far as it being a masterpiece of docu-drama. It brings to life some complex and challenging topics in a way that the average netizen can relate to. It was compelling in focus and immersive in narrative. While it’s easy to criticise the […]