blndonblandpoem-featuredThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Crazy“.

Jon’s selection of a theme this week isn’t so much a theme as the plan for how the show works ( or not) on any given week.

A short poem that covers the last week, ironically it turns out Jon’s choice was perfect for the week that just passed.

Ed was back playing again this week, always a treat

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


The human race is crazy; certifiably insane
Our primitive sense of reason hasn’t kept pace with the brain

For all our wondrous achievements; for all our brilliant ideas
Our arrogant sense of entitlement was destined to end in tears

We see ourselves as the image of God, delusion becomes an addiction
Power to create and power to destroy; entire species pushed to extinction

Insatiable economic growth, the planet cannot sustain
A toxic, selfish legacy for a momentary gain

Forget about tomorrow, let the planet fry
Who gives a toss for mother earth, we’re off to heaven when we die

So we breed and spread like locusts, culling all that stands our way
Oceans, forests, soil, the air; everything must pay

When science dares to question we deny its very existence
Stupidity, like deceit and greed takes the path of least resistance

We refute the bleeding obvious, ignoring sound advice
Continue with our plundering like Narcissus on ice

If ever there was an ominous sign of which way the planet’s going
The week we gained a Donald Trump, we lost a Leonard Cohen

© Copyright 2016 Ian Bland

Also have a listen to the songs on the new album “Everything or Nothing

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