Random poetry subject in alternate sonnet variation

Over the years, I’ve written poetry on many subjects. Here is one about a Native American woman…

By Midnight Hour

She journeys on by midnight hour
Her heart and soul lie near nor far
With one companion at her side
Still safe from white man’s vicious pride

She’s holding fast the thoughts and fears
To never face again the years
Of all that she has had to hide
Still safe from white man’s vicious pride

Her moon wolf visions keep her right
Revealing her most inner light
The guard’an spirit brings good tide
Still safe from white man’s vicious pride

She journeys on by midnight hour
Still safe from white man’s vicious pride

Written on 20th July 2005 at 02:28 GMT

One word prompt – vision

Got time? Review of In Time (2011)

In Time (2011)

Director & Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy

I first watched this film in the cinema back in 2011, but the premise has been intriguing enough to stick with me ever since. Citizens of a new world are genetically engineered to stop aging at 25 years, after which they have 365 days to ‘spend’ before they die. If a person wants to live beyond the year that becomes active on their 25th birthday, they have to earn the time. It is a world where a coffee costs 4 minutes, and the price of a bus journey could be death.

“The cost of living keeps rising to make sure people keep dying” – Henry Hamilton

In their world, the rich have nothing but time on their hands, yet they’re too afraid to do anything with it. They hoard it, try to hide the evidence of it, and succumb to the ages-old weakness of always wanting more. On the other side, people die just looking for a few more minutes. If you don’t keep moving, don’t run fast enough, you time out.

“The poor die and the rich don’t live” – Sylvia Weis

Aesthetically speaking, I find myself sucked in to the In Time world. Just like I do every other time I watch a film I like. Because this film is beautifully shot – low saturation, empty spaces giving the viewer room to breathe and not be suffocated by the pressure of ‘time’ – and because it’s easy on my eyes, I watch it time and time again.

Although, the characters are pretty much all as interesting as a grain of sand. And I think I know the reason why. It’s another way to show that we as humans are all the same – the only difference being that we live our lives based on what opportunities are presented to us. I could go further with this, but I don’t particularly want to fall into that rabbit hole…

The bottom line is, there’s a reason why we’re not meant to live forever.

“You can do a lot in a day” – Will Salas

So go do it.