The Future Forbidden

A cylinder

a view of an image fractured

some light

and the patterns repeat

each facet the same

yet different

combinations of the image ruptured


A diamond

beautiful to behold

sparkle the treasured nature

hardness

clarity

color or lack there of

every now and then

an honored flaw

seen through

a kaleidoscope anew.

see life through it

the future comes into view


each facet just as likely

variations on a theme.

who is to say

would it be fair to tell

would it be just

if any facet were to be declared dominant

think on those who mutter

even those who think they know

consider the future forbidden

but facets show bias

as to which way

a supreme or demonic

would have you go


The know if you believe in their facet

you form a destiny with your faith

misguided though it be

binding to it's end

You could try to pick a fragment

on your own

knowing all of your options

committing yourself

to mastering and comprehending self

yet in so doing you are choosing a facet too

and the more you know

the more you choose

the more limited the number of facets come into view


Walk blind if you dare

live in the moment

damn the necessities

try to flip off the Devil too

see how far that takes you

know that those you fly in the face of

play the game of souls

much better then you

your ignorance makes you bendable

one or the other will entice you

you may think you choose

in the end

you will admit you were lead


there is no fault in the free spirit

but free to do what?

free and empowered to take which path?

free to help or hinder whom?

so you want your choices

contemplate which path to choose.

your inner voice

the quite one

will help you feel at peace

when following well

yet be careful all the same


that voice knows it's master

its father

its King

and ever seeks to go home

through the gates

where rules exist

and freedom is defined

as the ability to do good

because evil is possible.


The future is up to you.


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shalini sharan 4 years ago from Delhi

great hub

voted up!


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

I am glad you liked it. Have a great day.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

"think on those who mutter

even those who think they know"

Uhm, yeah, I've been thinking about that...

The future IS up to us...


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

You are quite right. To what extent, few appreciate. I perceive that the future shifts every moment in little ways due to individual choices. The future only changes in big ways when a society changes its choices and forms a new pattern


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Yesterday, when I wrote that, I was sure. Since then, I was "advised" to go quiet (hub is not my main speaking up platform). Apart from everything else, it got me thinking about this poem. Because: "ability to do good" exists due to "evil being possible" - I agree/d with that. However, when evil knocks at your door in person and tells you to stop or else - you start wondering how much of this future really is up to us. I guess, by writing this comment (-not stopping), I chose freedom. But it is not freedom of my dreams, as frankly, I am scared. Free, awake, but petrified. I'm going on though, lets see how long for...


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

freedom doesn't come with exception, only consequences... for all of us. Not just for the good guys but for all of us. The only safe guards that are allowable are restricted to those who are agents of reality.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Yeah, but thats kinda what I mean. Consequences of freedom - hm... Anyway, my last hub is about this...

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Is having nothing to lose a form of/a reason for bravery or cowardice?


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

It is funny that when you have confidence in the outcome of your decisions, the less you have in general to worry about.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

Yup. That a quote to remember, JF. This really surprised me about myself/human nature. Maybe we're not all Winstons, maybe there is "foolish" hope? (My biggest fear, ever, was to become a Winston... It's gone now.)


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

If you have no desires in line with Winston you don't really have a chance of becoming Winston.


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

He had no desire either, that was my point...

"He gazed up at the enormous face. Forty years it had taken him to learn what kind of smile was hidden beneath the dark moustache. O cruel, needless misunderstanding! O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast! Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself. He loved Big Brother. The End." (g.o. "1984")


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

You will have to be a little more explicit or is it too soon for you to do so?


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IsadorasThought 4 years ago

If I understand your question - the point I was trying to make is the fact that the magicians (those who create the illusion) are capable of messing one's mind up without "the subject" ever realising that. That's to do with the dangerous reset, too. The moment when you go: "well, I've had traumatic life so I made up stories about realities and illusions" and you call the shrink and they nod in awe: "yes, you're cured now." And you believe them... Scary, eh...

Big Brother did not kill those who were against him. He simply retrained their minds. Which, to me, is worse...

Do you think there is a way to stay with oneself, no matter what?


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Yes. It isn't easy though and there is a point of no return.

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