Bland On Bland – Closing Things

Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Closing Things“.

Penultimate show for 2021 and an interesting theme to play with, JVG has had a lot of fun with the topic choices the last few months. Some saner than others, this one I found easy.

Ed Bates provided a ripper musical backing this week.
Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

To play this poem directly in your browser – just click the “play” button below:

Closing Things

Much has changed in the pandemic; more than we supposed
Division and derision; trenches dug as borders closed

Friendships strained or worse as the gulf became too wide
Where once we begged to differ, now forced to choose a side

Bonds thought invincible, surrendered, in a breath
I will ever grieve their loss, to be mourned, as any death

Friendships forged and valued; abandoned with regret
Victims of the virus; a virus carried on the net

Doctrines embraced, requiring neither facts nor proof
As always faith subjective; we determine our own truth

What I deem total madness is reality for some
In our endless search for reason, at times we all succumb

Certainty is arbitrary; supposition or deduction?
Science our salvation or science our destruction?

Belief usurps all logic and each must judge its worth
Be it a vaccine with a 5G chip or be it a virgin birth

© Copyright 2021 Ian Bland


Also have a listen to “Everything or Nothing

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