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In the shade of a volcano

Updated on August 2, 2012

In The Shade Of a Volcano

My friend's all said I was crazy
When I fell for eastern charms
But they never felt your sweet breath
when your sleeping in my arms

My kin they tried to warn me
Rushed love will never last
But you can't hide from emotion
just because we had no past

So I ran straight to your home land
Built a home and learned your tongue
Left my Kin and western values
To be happy in the sun

But you dreamed of wealth and riches
So we crossed the mighty sea
To a world where nothing matters
And your gauged by your money

How I've longed for eastern sunshine
Where joy and peace is all that flowed
Making love in our bamboo home
In the shade of a volcano

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    • CBM1987 profile image

      CBM1987 5 years ago

      Funny that is, you find peace and happiness with the on your meant for.

      Til that day their eyes set on something bigger and dont realize what will fall.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      awesome poem, I too yearn for sunshine, must be something about living in the UK that does that to you, aye?

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      Simba73 5 years ago from UK

      A K,

      It most certainly does mate

      CBM

      These beautiful parts of the world and their people are having their innocence and charm poisoned by western trappings and values, you could say that I have been a victim of western culture not Asian, as if I could go back before the western influence begun I would have died by my volcano a happy old man.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      indeed, we have a culture of you need to consume this to be happy, but are we happy? Nope, just as if not more miserable than them

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      CBM1987 5 years ago

      Western civilization,

      really is an atrocity in its own. The idea that you need all these material things 'vs' want is almost inescapable.

      That volcano that simple life sounds so much sweeter than anything the west has ever had to offer

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      Simba73 5 years ago from UK

      CBM,

      you are so right but that sweet county is being quickly poisoned with the western world and I feel that it is another frontier that the white man is destroying, and I do feel some guilt that just by me marrying a Native Girl and falling for the charms that I am as much to blame as the rest, but I went with love and an open soul where as so many are there to rape and plunder this wonderful country.

      And their unwillingness to blend into a culture and bringing all the home comforts of the west has created to many wanting eyes and a keeping up with the Jones mentality, I've just ranted elsewhere on hubs about some of the negatives this has created. But I do see both sides of the coin weather I agree with it or not.

      And I have to add that living at the volcano was the best time of my life, with so much hope and eagerness for the what the future had in store.

      Simba

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      D.Juris Stetser 5 years ago from South Dakota

      wow, I'm so happy I read your poem at this moment in time, and landed in the midst of some of the most interesting and pertinent comments ever! I agree 200% with all of the above. Seems we're all being bred to be feeders to rampant capitalism. Now - to the reason I'm here...love this poem, Simba, thought the heartache is so poignant and obvious...so, fight the good fight, guy...who knows what happiness may await you just 'round the next corner! hugs....dotti (voting awesome, interesting, beautiful and Up.)

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      Simba73 4 years ago from UK

      Hey Dottie,

      It really is getting this way in South East Asia, but the pain for me is losing my chance to be myself there and showing the locals that all of the Farrangs (westerners) are not the same, as I have lived among them in these poor rural areas and worked alongside them in the fields, and embraced their culture and customs, but sadly this will probably never happen now I have split up with my wife.

      So sad but fate is fate and I at least can treasure the time I had in this wonderful part of the world, where they are so warm and friendly after a while you forget that you are a westerner. And I lived there at a time when you would not see another westerner for months at a time.

      They were truly magical days.

      Simba

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      Marvin Parke 4 years ago from Jamaica

      It sounds like you have no attachment to the western world like most people. Love will always overcome material oppression.

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      Simba73 4 years ago from UK

      Rasta1 ,

      You have hit the nail on the head, riding this serpent is no fun especially now it's been hit in the head, bad times are coming and I feel I was safe and very happy under that volcano .

      Respect

      Simba

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