posted on April 15, 2008 at 4:31 am

the time being with all his paper
the daughters of time using up the future
pierced in the side by his own arrows
loved by his devotees
scorned by the dull carnivorous ninnies
somehow attracted to him
hurling abuse and malice
prompted by their misunderstood love for him
nevertheless they read and read on
and they listen to the music
and they grow deceitful and envious
threatening him
parading their inanities
why not give in to the great love
they hold for this man
this man they secretly worship so much
they feel compelled and driven
to contradict and mock his sage words
oh sad day for ninnies…
if they really didnt love him
they would leave
yet they remain
trying to think of new ways to needle
this saintly man
this handsome clever man
player of many instruments
writer of music and words
this kindly olde fellow
this venerable and veritable king
his message is not for everyone

to my dearest ones around the world i now say this
i appreciate your deep love
know now that it is reciprocated a hundredfold
it saddens me to see you desert my side
yet if that truly be your path
then go forward in good stead
also know this
i have been a fool
to attack the idiocies spouted by the ninnies
i should never have got involved
i will no longer comment on my comments
i am permanently disabling anons
i can no longer suffer their impudence
and for a while
my blogges will be written
in a sense of isolation
as i ponder my own follies
and those of the general hoi polloi

dont lose heart
time will prevail over all
try another life

st steven
wounded by love
wounded by hatred
the holy city of bondi, many leagues hence
54 tbe

31 Responses to “unrepentant and defiant”

  1. avatar
    Senseless Happy | 15 April 2008 at 5:13 am #

    Way To Go SK!. We Must Stick To Our Beliefs! many may not agree.. but Some Will…..Some Will….And if That turns out to be the case.. Then youve acomplished what you set out to do!..There are MANY of us that are inspired by you and do indeed look to you for other ways to view life…Hell, sometimes, I dont even agree with everything you say.. But thats ok.. We can all have opinions.. But man.. There seems to be alot of downright agression on here.. geesh!.. hats off to ya!… Keep The path!

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    Richard | 15 April 2008 at 5:33 am #

    St Steve – the patron saint of taking the piss out of one and all and, most endearingly, himself

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    craig1.618 | 15 April 2008 at 5:34 am #

    you fight the good fight sk

    besides the day is fast approaching

    that will sort out all these conflicting frequencies

    and we time travelers will find our way home

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    the dean | 15 April 2008 at 5:39 am #

    On trial and being prosecuted, Saint Stephen experienced a theophany.

    “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.”

    That’s got to hurt.

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    SweatyWheels | 15 April 2008 at 6:03 am #

    Thats sounds like a reasonable path and action to take.

    After Everything Now This really is a fine album.

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    linjo | 15 April 2008 at 6:08 am #

    epiphany! nice word. 30 years x

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    davem | 15 April 2008 at 6:09 am #

    Love it!
    Poor St Steven John.
    I will miss the anons and especially the one who talked about his bowel movements. Lovely stuff.

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    fantasticandy | 15 April 2008 at 6:23 am #

    what a jolly nice way to start the day here in blighty!
    ‘thought you’d be the first to know….
    the patron-saint of told-you-so.’
    (dudes of neptune-serendipity.)
    feel the lurrrrrrrrrrrrve baby!

  9. avatar
    12str | 15 April 2008 at 6:48 am #

    i myself stopped eating meat after reading your blog man…
    and i have never felt better..
    you made me wake up..
    appreciate that!


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    The Kipper | 15 April 2008 at 6:49 am #

    Awww, SK, don’t go cursing the fig tree because it ain’t bearing the fruit out of season. When a person takes a stand, and throws down the gauntlets, there’s going to be a mixed reaction from the meekest to the mostest.

    Take it as a compliment to realize that the Followers are a diverse lot…we come from different places, with different backgrounds and beliefs, different knowledges and techniques…it’s not a matter of black or white, left or right, or even right or wrong…we’re all different, SK, and it’s the MUSIC that brought us here together. As always, I read and respect your opinions and others’; yet I also have the wisdom to understand that no ONE path is the correct path, and to “seek knowledge” is to reduce the very concept to two simple words–SEEK KNOWLEDGE. That involves listening to others and realizing that we’ll never actually know the whole truth about anything.

    The important thing is to keep the blogs (and responses) coming from the heart, and to not choke the flow of information, one way or another.

    As Followers, we understand one another on a certain level that that the masses don’t have a clue about…but that doesn’t mean that we (the Followers) are all the same and think totally alike. We’re going to have differences of opinion. I think that “Maybe These Boys” is a damned fine tune, and I’ve never seen a fellow Follower say that. But I just did, and really, why argue over the wrong or right of the statement? It’s a complex issue, as are most, and it’s the diversity of opinions that should ultimately bring us together and not apart.

    Love ya, man.

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    Richard | 15 April 2008 at 7:14 am #

    listen pal – don’t call me a fellow follower…

    (not that’s there’s anything wrong with that!)

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    calling down baal and zeus | 15 April 2008 at 7:17 am #

    i cant remember my password

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    calling down baal and zeus | 15 April 2008 at 7:20 am #

    maybe these boys needs would be an interesting revisit ala momento

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    captain mission | 15 April 2008 at 7:51 am #

    well the stone ya when ya trying to write your blog
    and they stone yo when you’re tryin to save the frog
    they will stone you cos you think outside the square
    yeah they stone you here and probably stone you there
    but don’t feel so alone, cos everybody must get stoned

    hey man, you’re just ahead of your time steve, you always have been, but it’s catching up and change is coming.

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    Ethereal Butterfly | 15 April 2008 at 8:37 am #

    Well well well, the teacher leaves the classroom & all hullabaloo breaks loose!! (bin sailing…….). Like 12str, I’ve stopped eating meat since reading this blog & my digestion & energy has never been better!! Between yoga, sailing,& a blessed life & the addiction of reading TTB I don’t seem to need drugs, apart from cups of tea & occasional drink. My view is each to their own & that the world desperately needs its artists as they provide a spiritual & emotional compass for the everymen& women, & what SK or any adult chooses to do with his body as long as it is isn’t harming anyone else is his choosing & we gain the benefits of his insight.
    Are there any community radio stations in Sydney on which you could have a regular gig & provide the same red rags to many more bulls ( Melb has 3rrr which would be a great outlet for your voice/views)? Sure could be great listening as well as a great way to promote yourself as an artist!
    I wonder if turning off the anons may mean we lose the vast array of devils advocates which can add many colours to the blog/commentary, however, giving them a holiday occasionally is also healthy when they periodically go sour.
    Peace & love

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    CAPTAIN BEYOND | 15 April 2008 at 9:24 am #

    wow man, all it takes is for everyone here on earth to chill out and just get along like there’s no tomorrow, i am torn between what “the flood” really means esskay, am i the flood of tears??? be cos sometimes i think we as “the human race” should be wiped out like never before…

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    new improved blue cheer | 15 April 2008 at 10:05 am #

    It’s good now that it’s more civilised now..good move to block the anons even though i was one

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    veleska1970 | 15 April 2008 at 10:10 am #

    **opens door a little and peeks in through the crack** is it safe to come back in here?

    last week i was working quite a bit and didn’t have time to read or comment, so i spent a little time yesterday morning getting caught up and i witnessed what was going on. like eek, for these past two years i’ve commented several times on the topics so my thoughts on them are already known.

    now, subject change:

    “time will prevail over all”
    i sure hope so. there are a lot of recent events in my life where i hope and pray this applies. i flip flop back and forth to believing this statement to not. i’m intrigued by your suggestion to “try another life”. sometimes i wish i could!!!

    hope you sleep well.

    lotza love……

  19. avatar
    matt davison | 15 April 2008 at 10:32 am #

    I wrote a poem called “the daughter of time” in 1999…bizaarr!

    but anyway.

    anyway to quote Tim Finn

    Time for a change 1973

    and I am beginning to wonder if it’s time for a change…

    but still you try like a fat boy dancing Gershwins blues.

    and I am beginning to wonder if its time for a change


    ps you wanna hear my poem sk and team??

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    Melby Symon | 15 April 2008 at 11:04 am #

    Steve…know deep in your heart that your truest fiendds walk side by side with you in love and respect and admiration and awe of who you are, what you have done, what you have achieved, what you will achieve and even more importantly…what you inspire us to achieve with our lives.

    Much love and many thoughts from your beloved Melby town…

  21. avatar
    Melby Symon | 15 April 2008 at 11:07 am #

    Hi Matt D…I trust and hope that life is treating you well….take care.

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    Ross B | 15 April 2008 at 11:07 am #

    I would love to hear your poem md and I’d love to hear 12st play his mean 12st and i love the new version of rainy day women 12+35 etc…

    I love it when people are free’n’easy to be their own zany, irrepressible & expressive selves.

    I really like the people on this blog, …the ‘bloggers’, is that too naive a thing to say??

    (Me no think so 😉

    Have a good night all, R.

  23. avatar
    matt davison | 15 April 2008 at 11:54 am #

    It’s a rough and tough world..this thing Melby Simon

    expecta call!!


    ps all… SK’s book “Earthed”

    Oh Yessssssssssssss it’s good!!

    c- you all at MWP eh!!

  24. avatar
    Cee | 15 April 2008 at 1:53 pm #

    It’s like a camera unwinding by itself…

    I leave for Belize May 1st and MWP hits San Francisco that week! Talk about mixed feelings.

    Maybe I’ll chuck it all in and stay in Belize with my new life.


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    Brien Comerford | 15 April 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    Sk should have no guilt about his vegan/vegetarianism advocacy. He has reverence for the sacredness of all life. He concurs with Gandhi, Tolstoy, Da Vinci and Albert Schweitzer. Even God (Genesis 1:29). Imploring people not to torture and kill animals, birds, fish and other sentient creatures is virtuous. The only aspect of my life that I’m proud of was when at age 18 I extended “Thou Shall Not Kill” to the animal kingdom. Thank you Cesar Chavez, Ellen G. White, Martin De Porres and William Booth.

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    ScaughtFive | 15 April 2008 at 3:20 pm #

    Whew!!! Things was getting very headache inducing in here for the last little while. Maybe now there will be less Punch and Judy n more 13th Floor Elevator…

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    Anne Marie: | 15 April 2008 at 6:03 pm #

    m’ sympathies.

    Oh, and sorry folks for the plethora of comments I left yessaday. I didn’t realize a one comment per person limit had already been established. I shall keep it in mind from here on out.

    I’m sure we’ll enjoy your future blogs, whether they come to us from a place of solitude or not, St. Steven, but do hate to hear of anyone being or feeling wounded (I just wish it weren’t so). And, if I unwittingly spun any guest’s wheels toward misunderstanding or injury in any way, I apologize. It’s not my intention.

  28. avatar
    tim | 15 April 2008 at 7:19 pm #

    after the bull shit that i’ve seen on here, its only natural to want to withdraw and focus….

    authenticity is the new cool and me thinks you is the real deal, sk.


  29. avatar
    Daberhasher | 15 April 2008 at 10:03 pm #

    i will still listen
    i will still love
    thanks for the music and art
    that’s all…


    “believe those who seek the truth,
    doubt those who have found it”

    -Andre Gide born Nov.22,1869…
    nice blog anniversary cowinkydink

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    princey | 15 April 2008 at 10:23 pm #

    Sounds good to me sk, but I’ll miss your little comments on here 🙁
    Love Mandy

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    Fireseed | 15 April 2008 at 10:53 pm #

    Goodnight, goodwill and peace to all.

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