posted on March 17, 2014 at 9:12 pm
across my desk

across my desk

when the unthinkable happens and the earth flies off its course

we go careening through space taking our bad atmosphere with us

cities spin round on whirling tectonic plates

great criminals escape their madhouses killing every path in their one

the dislocation of the oceans and Miami and Odessa collide

we the lamb-killers pray for mercy but the sky is upside down

we who slaughtered the trees find no shade

we who mined the deep dirt find no hole will swallow us

your bible and your jehovah have remained mute for 2000 years

but you used these stories to justify the killing of things

i am ezekiel now and i predict a torment without end

fear and anxiety and  great upheaval

in my head i saw a vision

a man with a thousand tongues spewing blasphemies

each curse uttered shattering the stars themselves

he strides through this land offering you deceit

come he cries we must make a great war

only through war can mankind be purged

our enemies are endless

their plots are manifold

we must strike and strike and strike

we will bring a civilisation to these brutes

unchain the hyaenas on them

unleash a flood of misery

bring on fire that burns and does not stop

the giants hands rummaged around in buildings

flinging the screaming occupants to the buckling roads

vicious winged lizards filled the air and made vision impossible

no sweet child or lovely thing could be saved

drunk on the underground oil of the nations

the rancid breath of the slaughterhouse clogs earth’s lungs

we shalt have more jails

for all our new prisoners

we shalt have hooks and knives and harpoons

we will probe the inside of the mind and discover new crimes against man

in humanity’s name this jungle shalt die

all its animals will burn

all its secrets will be revealed and dissected

and then the hideous one cast his single bird eye towards me

there was no hiding from its penetrating gaze

and it pulled out all my dreams and memories and cackled in delight

in its mocking scorn and its wicked trespasses

but what did i do ? i whispered as it devoured me

swallowing my life and nullify all hope

what did i do?

and its voice came from very far away

and now it was soft and sad

and it said


you did nothing








18 Responses to “autobard”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 17 March 2014 at 9:38 pm #

    aw shite, missed your Smiths gig

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    Anonymous | 17 March 2014 at 11:08 pm #


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    Kohl Ette | 17 March 2014 at 11:36 pm #

    Yes you’re masterful in the arts
    of ‘doing nothing’…
    the imperceptible
    is he or isn’t he?
    did he or didn’t he?
    but I felt something
    upon my set lips
    I didn’t quite expect
    but probably hoped
    in my heart of hearts.
    How did you know?
    And the ‘non reaction’
    possibly said more than anything.
    I may look like i turned my back
    but you blew me away
    not in a bad way.
    What could we do or say?
    We took a piece of eachother
    to other parts
    not so far apart
    but still somewhat exotic.
    So pure and innocent
    the distance.
    What distance?
    That tender brushshshsh.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 18 March 2014 at 10:57 am #

    Sounds like you been reading the Book of Revelations. With the addition of your own descriptive embellishments.

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    Anonymous | 18 March 2014 at 10:59 am #

    So Steven did u manipulate the photo for giant man to appear just above yr hat and to the slight left as one looks at the pic. For my eyes often pic up the slightest detail. Though I often choose to ignore.

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    Eskaedor | 18 March 2014 at 1:19 pm #

    That was a thoughtful piece, a rather dark vision… the promise of hell and fire and all that jazz. Loved it.

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    Cath | 18 March 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    nothing, never nothing always something
    of Steve
    from the minds of mortals
    from the minds of gods
    but what it adds up to
    depends who does the maths, hey?
    ( and which moron is in charge)

    you created creatures to fly in forests of imagination
    and took people to the depths of the ancient worlds
    sought the impossible from the sky gods
    and taunted the villains in their treachery
    Keep taunting them
    with tongues of fire!

    Awesome post xxooxx

  8. avatar
    Bernadette Keys | 18 March 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    That’s cool

  9. avatar
    Jeremy | 19 March 2014 at 12:46 am #

    I’ll be expecting this kind of thing when you come over to Perth in april with Mr Hitchcock, Mr Kilbey. Looking forward to it muchly actually.

    Someone did a search – “who is Steve Kilbey’s girlfriend” and got a hit on my blog the other day. I don’t know whether that’s disturbing or not. The answer wasn’t to be found on my blog and nor should it be.

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      Anonymous | 19 March 2014 at 9:16 am #

      Sounds like it is kohl ette as they appear to be having what the spiritualists call an ectoplasm? affair. Dangerous territory.

  10. Kraig
    Kraig | 19 March 2014 at 3:19 am #

    Was listening to Kilbey Kennedy You Are Everything on Vinyl, again, this is one kick ass album! Enjoying all Songs From The Real World too!

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    ad oblivione | 19 March 2014 at 4:01 am #

    Whatever happens in the meantime, Earth will be destroyed by fire and heat when the Sun becomes a red dwarf in 6 billion years.
    Then it will be as if the world never existed.
    Which is as it should be.
    I only wish it was in 6 years and not 6 billion.

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      Anonymous | 20 March 2014 at 2:04 pm #

      Aaahhh. But the promise is we get a new heaven and earth…… ?Something about former things?

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    Chris | 19 March 2014 at 11:06 am #

    Way to go, Jeremiah!!

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    Anonymous | 20 March 2014 at 1:39 am #

    I cannot sleep. Grrrr

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2014 at 10:42 am #

    So half expected my call into the wilderness would benefit me. Perhaps fell into deep sleep within the hour and did not wake till 0845am this morn. Now am left with longing for whereever my dreams took me last nite that I cannot recall. But now sense that whereever it was I am missing it.
    Apologies for using yr site 4 my whinge that I could not sleep. But yrs is the only blog I visit periodically. Ok more daily.

  15. avatar
    Kohl Ette | 20 March 2014 at 11:18 am #

    thank you for letting me know! :*

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 March 2014 at 11:05 pm #

    Again your words have two meanings. Like a double edge sword.

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