posted on January 4, 2009 at 8:04 pm

none of it
oh childe
its so much stranger than fiction
which poet could ever dream this up
every level has another level
when i do this or that
i do it on a symbolic level
on a real and surreal and hyper real level
on a physical level
on a level of another million glorious implications
on a sexual level
on a suggestive level
on a mythical level
on a prehistoric level
on an astral level
on a causal level
on sea level
on sensuous level
on an evil level
on a moral level
on a financial level
on a macro level
on a microscopic level
on a humourous level
on a magical level
on a spiritual level
on a poetic level
fill in your favourite level here
you olde devil
you olde white devil….
the levels are truly infinite
you can move in any direction you like
if you have the validity of any moves
i mean a fucking pawn cant just jump in any direction
a pawn is a pawn in the game baby
being pushed straight along by fate or duty
or whatever unseen fingers urging it along
but pawns always contain the incredible ability
to become anything they damn well want
if they can only get there
but there is where all the magic is
you could wander this earth and
never bump into a single magickal thing
or you could live in an age of miracles
and be surrounded in it
and move in the light
and remain in the light
of course
you know i’m gonna say
ha ha baby
this is not that age
and indeed it is not
but still there must be clues
if youre ready to look
if you keep your mind open
and youre ready to fly right out
if youre skull cant contain you
use the old ways
yoga is waiting to help you
the plants are waiting to help you
breath is waiting to help you
your past lives
stacked in every conceivable direction
are waiting to help you
you wouldnt even have to break the law
but jesus they make it hard for you
why do our modern authorities attempt to cage us?
for our own good……..sorry….it cant be that
theyd happily get us killed in much stupider ways
than leaving us alone to explore our nature
our nature as much as theirs
but we have to accept the fact
that “the authorities” are stupid and scared
and have done a right royal job of fucking things up
for all of us
and why would they be likely to stop anytime soon?
they put me thru school
and tried to turn me into
a person with all his filters turned on
so all i saw was reading
that little british voice
came on the school radio
trying to keep us in some victorian nightmare
of tally ho the empire
and cricketing stories for boys
and how we gave gerry what for
and good old captain cook
and mr thompkins gave us six of the best
but i kept on believing
hanging off aslans every word
i wanted to get into narnia, you see
cos some people out here were ruining my trip
marc bolan made it all seem so easy
days of love are always in a dream you know…he sang
it seemed to make sense
but youre battling the sheer brute force of education
my headmaster says study study study
i couldnae study
my mind wouldnt couldnt co operate with that malarkey
i was brainwashed by the fools
they didnt know what they did
just like the useless pricks who banged jesus up
or little steven who burned down the park
everybody rushing into mistakes
all of us programmed to self destruct
how can we deny everything else
to concentrate on this one channel
that they let us watch?
i’m drowning in their second hand ideas
they dont know the whole picture
and they wouldnt let us have it if they did
im talking about the kinda thinking
that keeps kennedys assassination under wraps
until we all dead
kinda thinking starts wars n bumps off marilyn monroe
yeah you know
that current paradigm
should mix in a little indian
should mix in a little lemurian
should mix in a little alien
should mix in a little triple sec
should be able to do whatever you like
as long as….etc etc etc
anyway the best fun is still and will always be free
somethings under our noses everywhere
its so funny this must be earth
isnt that just like home?
poets get paid to explore these things
what can i say?
the universe remains ineffable
even me
and i cut deep
and we all go along way back
and everything you know is wrong is also right
thats not what you wanted to hear
its not what i wanted to write
but then again i’m justa stupid pawn
(but i dont dig no prawn)

26 Responses to “not what you think”

  1. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 4 January 2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Sk actually digs prawns via refusing to eat them. He’s also got an extremely rich inner life and so do many of the esoteric commentors at The Time Being. I did until I was declared insane and placed on heavy sedatives. I just know Thou Shall not to kill innocent people, animals or prawns.

  2. avatar
    Anonymous | 4 January 2009 at 9:29 pm #

    this prawn is hanging in there by a thread.;/ 😉 xo

  3. avatar
    Detension | 4 January 2009 at 9:33 pm #


  4. avatar
    Marilyn Pun-roe | 4 January 2009 at 10:15 pm #

    Aslan is on the move….turns to the right,n walks effortlessly,n straight into the ward-robe.haha.xoxoxo

  5. avatar
    catchow | 4 January 2009 at 10:37 pm #

    good writting… it offers food for thought, but, steve, where are you really driving at?

  6. avatar
    MEM | 5 January 2009 at 12:11 am #

    …i’ll just say it, the killer gives good blog.

    Burroughs once (always quoting that ol’s.o.g. aren’t I?) on these lines stated:

    The Leaders of this most insecure
    of all Worlds
    are Leaders by accident

    Inept, frightened pilots
    at the controls of a vast machine
    they cannot understand

    Calling in experts
    to tell them
    which buttons to push

    Ah PooK Is Here!

  7. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 12:17 am #

    …been reading a book called Phenomenon by Sylvia Browne about the paranormal,very interesting/thought provoking book, seems to echo alot of the stuff you say about past lives and higher consciousness amongst other things! 🙂 Gareth,Notts

  8. avatar
    Freddie | 5 January 2009 at 12:32 am #

    Yep, that’s good blog.

  9. avatar
    steve kilbey | 5 January 2009 at 12:33 am #

    hi ya gareth
    most handsome devil you are!

  10. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 12:44 am #

    🙂 <3

  11. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 12:54 am #

    WOW . 😀 x!

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 12:55 am #

    WOW . :D:D xoxox{s’french.haha.xoxoxo}

  13. avatar
    princey | 5 January 2009 at 1:24 am #

    Weren’t u the Phreckled Philosopher in them Lemurian dayz?.

    I hope you’re right when you say the best fun is still and will always be free sk:)
    Have a beautiful day,
    love amanda

  14. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 2:09 am #

    thank u kindly! cant see me ageing as well as yourself though,need to start applying these healthy things to my routine…and together,the subjects that both that book and yourself talk about on here,seems to be more than a few coincidences,got me very curious indeed,need to read more on the subject! Gareth,Notts

  15. avatar
    captain mission | 5 January 2009 at 2:17 am #

    the established consensus reality is a vast illusion designed to keep us all in fear and stop us exploring our own nature lest we become liberated from this strange construct we all live within. maya.
    it’s good to know there are people out there who do question the stuff we are force fed at school and through the systems institutions. it’s so hard sometimes to live within a system we know is a fabrication and at the same time maintain some kind of defense against it. i have come to believe that this is the root of all unhappiness. living an inauthentic life. working for the man can crush your spirit, destroy hope and defeat divine purpose. being creative, living close to nature and ingesting plant medicines will keep you healthy and happy.
    ask any multi dimensional time being.
    what a lovely read, a great way to start the year

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 3:01 am #


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    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 4:03 am #

    Back here after a long, long break. Hmmm. It seems to me that you’ve become utterly compromised by too great an awareness of your readers/pursuers/acolytes/sycophants/nemeses/yes-women/nay-sayers/emotional mendicants. What used to be unadulterated essence of Kilbey now reeks of the urgent needs of this legion of malformed phantasms that haunt your black halls, snuffling and scrabbling for any white words that fall from your now careless hand. Clearly you need them as much as they do you, and if this was all part of getting off the junk then you have merely substituted another dependency and find yourself back at square one.

    Time for you to pursue a new channel methinks. Or go back to the internet cafes and 7-elevens from whence your best, true blog sprang.

  18. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 4:13 am #

    sssssssslurrrppe!{burp.;) :I 🙂 xo}

  19. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 4:35 am #

    TTB is vitamin K.Potasseum.if yud like to park your car in the adjacent carpark,christian,…turn right at the sign that says “Collasseum”. …some art critic commentors yuv got here steve/gawd!x

  20. avatar
    Anonymous | 5 January 2009 at 4:50 am #

    its called “natural highs n its a painkiller”it is healthy to be amused,n happy,n adored.

  21. avatar
    verdelay | 5 January 2009 at 10:50 am #

    Have you read Mythago Wood or it’s sequel Lavondyss? Robert Holdstock’s your man.

    Add it to the list without end. If only we’d read this at school…

    Methinks thou wilst diggeth muchly.


  22. avatar
    lily was here | 5 January 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    Personally, i love surprises and variety, so any level is fine by me. We’re all riding this elevator of life but it always looks better thru’ a poet’s eyes. A life without magick is incomprehensible.

    the best fun is still and will always be free.

    That’s how I like my fun


    Wishing smooth travels in 2009 to you SK and all TTB readers!

  23. avatar
    Mr. Argent | 5 January 2009 at 5:16 pm #

    Hey “anonymous”,
    Your critique of SK’s writing is valid and probably well intentioned but where do you get off criticizing all the readers? Step outside (yourself) and have a fresh breath of something.

  24. avatar
    davem | 5 January 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    Hard to break out though when you’re so deep within the system..

  25. avatar
    isolde | 5 January 2009 at 8:53 pm #

    it’s not what you say

  26. avatar
    A.M. | 6 January 2009 at 4:26 am #

    “A life without magick is incomprehensible.”

    I second Lily.

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