A Steady Temperament

believe in yourself
but above all, be aware of your abilities
and keep your mind open to possibilities
but be reasonable and don’t overestimate your capabilities

stay grounded and seek primarily an understanding of human affairs
and don’t let disquietude or zeal cloud your judgement
but rather let honest perspective be the regulator of your ambition
and always maintain a steady temperament


Lessons for the Seasons

Exercise your right of free association
But anticipate resistance, for without it, there can be no mission

And if you value ownership, then pursue a stock or in simple terms, own a part of a business
But only do so by investing in a venture which you have some certainty about the predictability as pertains to the sustainability of its competitive advantage

Stay away from the weak of mind and wicked of character to avoid blight
Instead, keep in good company so that you can be blessed

Remember, the size of a man is no index of his importance
And the world will never put a higher estimate on you than you put on yourself
So practise self-reliance if you wish to realise or attain self-determination

Let your resolve be strengthened relative to the degree of your opposition
And remember, the journey to understanding begins with a curious inclination, then observation, attention, contextual correlation, application, and finally clarification

10 Questions (Be Mine)

Does he take the time

To appreciate how fine your waistline…

Or how delicate your behind…

Does he evoke the sublime 

Or treat you like a treasure find…

Whet your mind, wine and dine…

Are you every fruit in his eye

Does he shield your heart from the lies…

Is he your ride or die…

If not, why won’t you be mine?

Constantia iii: Law & Principle 

Setting: Dawn Avenue, Constantia

Personae: Sir M. Thatcher – a businessman;  Francis – a reporter

They don’t call me moneybags for nothing. I’m preferentially protected. Remember, bankruptcy probability is inversely proportional to wealth rank!

So in essence you’re saying the lower one’s economic status the greater the possibility for lack?

And vice versa. Yes, that’s precisely how wealth distribution works. I’m very fortunate and contented in this position.

So would be any of us, were we to find ourselves in the same. No man finds satisfaction in perpetual poverty.

Life is full of juxtapositions, ain’t it? Also, let me remind you that although wealth can be thrust upon, a position of power one has to assume.

Pareto principle at play perhaps?

More like Zipf’s law

Lord Cuddle’s Cradle Cravings

she had nothing on but a sarong

Polynesian pareu

hair down to her shoulders flowing

hips moving – full view

as she serenaded him with song

trying his best to stay calm

but mesmerised by her glow

never before had he laid eyes on a creature this beautiful

nothing short of a godsend angel

lavender sleep

cradle cravings

deep in dream

was Lord Cuddle

The Question of Relevance

He’d thought of his unfair share of ways to achieve world domination
But then realised he didn’t want to end up in pursuit of a Darien scheme

The fragility of his shell
Up against the resilience of his will

Peak and trough nightmares
Zigzagged dreams they’re always selling

Everywhere signs claiming to be gateways to success and riches
But just as that scientific observation which is limited by the assumptions of a theory

The question of relevance
Has been reduced to an enquiry into the prevalent within the context of a period

Poems, Charms & God’s Vineyard (x)

Can’t give one single reason
But know that you’re the one I love
Put that on everything!

And if you doubt me one bit
All I ask is that you wait ’til such evening
When I can get home to you where I belong

Be that you’d have moved on
No longer mine to hold
O, woe to such thought!
I know not how to cope with such loss

Because you take away my love then you take away all hope
And without you there’s nothing left in the world to gain
Only pain and pithy poems
Which you never cared to read
Yet only you could ever read me right

Remember you said
It pains that our lives are mapped out
That we hold no future together
That you need to force yourself to let go?

Well, I say
Our lives are mapped out, yes – but that creates chance
And if fate has it in our future to find ourselves together again
Trust, you can have it all

The Question of Creation 

moonlight shining through
the window of my room

dawn is coming
almost wishing it didn’t arrive so soon

majestic mystery
bright rock gives winter morning rare calm?

in this moment
the question of creation doesn’t seem to matter so much somehow

only that I am here right now

The Right Routine 

leave no room for free radicals to roam
keep self clean and watch what you eat
establish a routine that revitalises your spirit and restores balance
for me just four hours of sleep, a jug of water and a jog in the morning
then a soak in oils and salts with my fruit bowl
works perfectly well
and sets me up just right for a long day of toil

exercise clear thought
and visualise how your work will impact the next
create pleasant memories for keepsake
live for the moment
stay forever present
and you may just come to the realisation
that you already have everything you ever wanted
and that well-being like gratitude
should never be taken for granted

Clean Quarters 

Fresh scribble for every new debacle
When surrounded by extremes
That’s how I find my way to the middle
The happy place where everything is still and peaceful

Living and loving a little
And I still marvel at life’s spectacles
Knowing all is not always what it seems
But existence always mirrors how one feels