Orwell Road, South Dublin. © Gypsy Café
Orwell Road, South Dublin, 2013 [Photo by JJM]


We are in the Liminal Space

A Dangerous Place

Where predators lay

and tricksters play

Where good people pray

then look away

“Though shalt not enter the fray”

Bless the lambs that are slain

It is not our pain

They are weak

We are strong

Nothing is wrong

Power is principle

Principles have no power

Virtue has no value

Values have no virtue

Ethics aren’t up to you

Left is right

Rights have left

Orwell wasn’t right

Huxley won’t be correct

Just forget

Always project

Don’t reflect

War is peace

Peace is war

Pacifists we abhor

Comfort is King

Effort ain’t cool

Take shortcuts you fool!

Thinking’s old-school

These are the new rules

Here I shall stay

It’s all about play

Don’t rock my boat

I am well afloat

Get out of my moat!

Where would I go?

Away from the glow

Of my own ego

All’s fine below

with my shadow

Everything’s perfect

Why introspect?

Just express

the politically correct

Remain circumspect

Moral demise or mass malaise

We couldn’t care less

Regression is progression

Progression is possessions

There’s nothing to confess

On the Titanic we shall stay

Hear the band play

Conscience long away

Deferred hell to pay

Tomorrow’s another day

This is our dystopian Utopia

A cornucopia of myopia


by J.J. Montagnier
© 2013. All Rights Reserved.


Explorer, Philosopher, Photographer


  1. Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café

    “People everywhere, in their quest for happiness outside themselves, discover in the end that they’ve been seeking it in an empty cornucopia, and sucking feverishly at the rim of a crystal glass into which was never poured the wine of joy.” –Paramhansa Yogananda

  2. Reid

    Contact! Enjoy the dive while you’re diving … and don’t forget to breathe, mate. Catcha later, R.

  3. Zoltan

    How true, beautiful words… And a small quote for you: “I choose the garden and the library, the quiet walks, the silent prayer and the quiet sitting. Why? Thus I unmeasurably get more from what I need. A life lived in solitude is infinitely richer than the public. ” – Bela Hamvas

  4. Sean Caulfield

    Yes thanks Jean-Jacques… these are words to bring us in to how the feelings are flowing through… time is wanting of us to let go and allow… fragile we are to be or not is the space, the is, about to be activated into new growth… thoughts are all important… cheers… thanks for the post… Sean Caulfield

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