What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger: And Still I Rise! @poetry @ThePoetryPorn

From long-standing friend Naomi Calligaro who keeps feeding my spirit with inspirational sayings, pictures and poems – despite seven arrests, three hate crimes, no pension payments since May 2015, six court proceedings ending with Police having ‘No Case to Answer’, i.e. the two of us ‘not guilty’ of conspiracy to intimidate witnesses, resulting in internet cables being cut, and a ‘Restraining Order’ not to make public any allegations. Do innocent, law-abiding people behave like that?

Maya Angelou “And Still I Rise”

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries. Continue reading

The righteous will become more pure and the wicked will become more evil. There will be an ever-widening chasm between the two.


Police continue to mis-interpret and mis-represent what I am publishing – to enjoy their sadistic nature it seems – keeping me on ‘Police Bail’ for over a year and arresting me six times altogether – holding me between 10 and 43 hours – taking my walking sticks away and handcuffing me twice…

Hence I indulge in spiritual messages to feed my soul with ‘health food’.

THE BAMBOO HOUSE  by Marsha Burns:

Much of what we built in the past has been torn down.  But, the foundation on Christ stands firm, and He will cause us to build again.

We have seen the work of men.  We have seen the work of religion.  We have experienced division, exploitation and fleshly endeavors.  It is now time to see what God will do!

I know that we have all said, at one time or another, “If I had it to do over again…”  Well, we are entering a season when we will have opportunities to do things in life differently-things that we deemed to be failures.

In a vision I saw a man building a house with bamboo, and I knew this house would be simple, flexible, and durable.

Bamboo includes some of the fastest-growing plants in the world.  Bamboo has a higher compressive strength than wood, brick, or concrete and a tensile strength that rivals steel.  Compressive strength resists being pushed together, whereas tensile strength resists being pulled apart.

Continue reading

When all Words Fail, Say it in Music: Coming to Light and Prelude to a New Era

Poetry says in rhyme and rhythm what prose cannot express: eternal truth in verbal beauty. Goethe said that it is a gift from Heaven to be able to write poetry.

Writing music must be a gift from Super- or Über-Heaven, as it adds emotional impact of the spiritual beauty of sounds to the meaning of words and ideas.

The Dutch composer Eduard de Boer who uses Alexander Comitas as his artistic name, had worked on Coming to Light before reading about the Hampstead case. He writes:

This seemed all the more apt, since the Walpurgisnacht is an important date for satanists. And since satanic rituals have everything to do with raping and killing children, I felt the impulse to transcribe the piece for brass band when I heard about the Hampstead case, and dedicate this version to the whistleblower kids. I thought that in doing so, the music and with it the story about these children would reach the British musical world.

My Vita Aeterna [Eternal Life] Variations for brass band had just been the test piece for the 2014 British Open for brass bands, and it had been very positively received, so I thought that a new composition for the medium would find its way in that country. But so far, neither version has been performed. This apparently needs some more time.

Having finished the transcription, I also wrote two Preludes, one called Prelude to a New Era for you and another one, called, Prelude to a Peaceful World, for Belinda, since you were two of the key players in the Hampstead case and I admired what you were doing.

In the meantime, you had posted some of your favourite poems on one of your blogs; poems that were of comfort to you during difficult moments. And so I got to know Das Leben, das ich selbst gewählt, a wonderful poem, and exactly on my wavelength, too.

So I decided to ‘try again’ and set it to music. Instead of a whole wind band, I would only need a singer to have the piece performed, since I could play the piano part myself.

The song was premiered in Augsburg, and as coincidence would have it, your Prelude was premiered one week later, by a friend of mine and one of his wind bands. That’s the story why there are now suddenly two pieces dedicated to you on the internet:

Prelude to a New Era

The Life that I Chose Myself

May you find your inspirations, too, in these difficult times!

KNOWING about eternal life and understanding its ‘mechanisms’, Ed writes:

Once you are aware that this is how the universe works, you will no longer be so stupid as to hurt people or act selfishly on purpose, because you then know that in doing so you do damage to yourself.

It seems that not only you, but in fact everyone who sticks out his or her neck to uncover the truth gets smear-campaigned.

This poem, together with the song, is therefore also an answer to all kinds of ‘illogical’ accusations.