The eerie silence

Hanged in the air,

No one could see,

A heavy fog appeared,

In a twinkle of an eye.

Then the sounds vibrated,

Their feet shook,

As if fear had taken control,

And they forgot;

They were at the cinema,

Watching all this happen.

Eerie

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Giant Robot man

Giant

We had such a fun time in what was the Dome but now called the O2 after some refurbishments.  When my family and I went there more than 15 years ago, an exhibition of Arts, Science and Creative works was being held.

We saw many interesting things but what really caught our attention was this giant robot.  In fact it was a man dressed up as a robot and his movements, of walking, dancing, striding fast,  synchronised well with the light and sound effects as well as the music.  He made lots of people laugh and at times he frightened both the young and old.

Rivers to cross

Bridge

Bridges are meant to be crossed,

They overcome the barrier of the river,

Whether it is a physical river,

Or an emotional river,

Be it a social river,

Or a mental river.

Bridges are meant to be crossed,

Don’t go swimming from bank to bank,

When you can walk the bridge.

In comfort and ease,

Safe and secure.

Bridges are meant to be crossed,

Don’t sit crying in the corner,

When you can wash and refresh your face,

In your eyes a new light

Shines brightly.

Bridges are meant to to be crossed,

Don’t stand like a wallflower,

When you can let the soul groove the music,

Inner thoughts of loneliness,

Soon flee and leave.

Bridges are meant to be crossed,

Don’t listen to the negative voices,

When you can pack up fear’s luggage,

In you is a strength,

So heave-ho fear away.

Bob Marley-“Could you be loved”

The first thing that came to my mind on seeing the Daily Prompt for today is the Bob Marley song, “Could you be loved”.  What a poet and songwriter eh!

Enjoy even though the accompanying video did not work out.  Should I have treated it as an image I am copying over, still learning, may be someone could tell me.

Could you be loved

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved and be loved?

Dont let them fool ya,
Or even try to school ya! oh, no!
Weve got a mind of our own,
So go to hell if what youre thinking is not right!
Love would never leave us alone,
A-yin the darkness there must come out to light.

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved, wo now! – and be loved?

(the road of life is rocky and you may stumble too,
So while you point your fingers someone else is judging you)
Love your brotherman!
(could you be – could you be – could you be loved?
Could you be – could you be loved?
Could you be – could you be – could you be loved?
Could you be – could you be loved? )

Dont let them change ya, oh! –
Or even rearrange ya! oh, no!
Weve got a life to live.
They say: only – only –
Only the fittest of the fittest shall survive –
Stay alive! eh!

Could you be loved and be loved?
Could you be loved, wo now! – and be loved?

(you aint gonna miss your water until your well runs dry;
No matter how you treat him, the man will never be satisfied.)
Say something! (could you be – could you be – could you be loved?
Could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! say something!
(could you be – could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! (could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! say something! (say something!)
Say something! say something! (could you be loved? )
Say something! say something! reggae, reggae!
Say something! rockers, rockers!
Say something! reggae, reggae!
Say something! rockers, rockers!
Say something! (could you be loved? )
Say something! uh!
Say something! come on!
Say something! (could you be – could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! (could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! (could you be – could you be – could you be loved? )
Say something! (could you be – could you be loved? )

Submitted by Guest on Wed, 14/10/2009 – 03:55

Video

Vote Peace

Peace! The smoke signal?

The child pointed up.

Who can read it?

The elders lined up,

They shook their heads.

The Mummies spoke,

“We smell car fumes.

The young nod heads,

It’s ballot papers burning.

Group at Ethnic Festival,

Sees  burnt papers landing.

Army of men came

With croaky smoky voices.

Who’s causing the smoke?

No smoke without fire!

Don’t not allow fires.

Vote with your rights.

Transformed for better

Transformation

Over the years, I have spent many a time in our local shopping centre as you do.  Today someone asked me how long I had lived in this area?  When I gave them the number of years, of course enquiries about the transformation that I had witnessed followed.

Taking the main shopping centre alone, only a handful of shops are in the same place.  Even if it’s in the original site it is in name only because the building has either been renovated, repaired or rebuilt.

Changes due to decisions by councils, local or national governments, by public or business demand to improve the area and benefit its citizens are the main reasons for these.

One good thing is the local council involves the public in the changes, there are always public consultations.  Our areas are usually transformed for better.