Green Grove

higher levels of wellbeing
and greater social cohesion
these things we desire and dream
though we fail to design into reality or so it seems
the fabric of society is frayed at the seams

because when prosperity means having excess material things
nothing can rescind our instincts for acquisition
and where there’s greed, envy is green
but not the shade of something flourishing


Social Scales

The insatiable appetite of the consumer
Complements constant innovation by the enterpriser
So to tilt the scales in your favour
Lean on the side of the creator


On impetus

Inspiration comes from within and motivation from influences outward
So we ought to find first our highest values before springing into action
In order that the pursuit of purpose is held in high regard
That way we can move in the right direction
Inspired and motivated to work hard


A Song for Alyssa too

Time with you is always gone too soon
Like the sun in the south when it’s June
But I hope even when the seasons change
In your heart there’ll still be room

Hold me tight and wear my embrace
Until my scent becomes your perfume
Blame my imagination on this full moon
But I see visions of our child from the womb to your bosom

So beautiful
Like a flower in full bloom


How to stake a claim

Respect the game and do your research

Nothing ever stays the same so don’t wait to be knocked off your perch or left in the lurch

Stay curious and always keen to find out what’s new, what’s next and how you can get there first


The Compradors

When conflating issues (economic, political and social) lead to crisis

There are always comprador classes on the scene, pulling the strings, and controlling the masses

This is apparent particularly in Africa, which is now run by post structural adjustment oligarchs


Living Forever in a Moment

The avoidance of regret

Might inspire one to take actionable steps

But often with unintended consequences due to triggering the onset

Of a perpetual pursuit to have desires instantly met

Or in fact the complete opposite

Foregoing immediate gratification to appreciate self-conquest in retrospect

All which can shift one’s experiences outside a moment’s presence

And as a result, impairing reason, judgement and common sense