posted on January 29, 2012 at 8:08 pm


the voice of god is almost silent

drowned out by thunder

the chatter of women

the brute guffaw of man

the groaning beasts

pounding of the surf

life thirsty for flesh

pulls on a suit of bones

fell angel

green alligator

archer fish

little tiger

all move within existence and its ellipses

heir to these pre-existing conditions

yet somehow

every creatures mask hides a tiny unique aspect of the one

the one who can be barely glimpsed

the one who is everywhere but nowhere to be found

genius god idiot god

god of everything as everything is in god

you cannot put him in a book

he will not be contained within a myth

he will not be killed upon a cross

he doesn’t favour one crowd over another

why do i call him he?

god is not male

god is not jealous

god is not remorseful or ever angry

my god is an artist spreading himself over galaxies

he shows himself in everything

its more obvious than obvious maybe why we don’t see it

god sings up the worlds

they flow from his pores

god never toils god never rests

his language is simple like the wind in the fields

his language complex like the fragile multiverse in immanence

time beyond time folded in on itself

a layer of dreams and illusions

the dance of maya shrouds us in mystery

we struggle and thrash against unseen foes

we imagine the worst in defeat and in triumph

we’ve gone so far off the track but which track was that..?

what am i saying exactly i’d like to know…

i’d like to know who puts all these words in my head

i’d like to know who guides my hand on my axe

i’d like to know who my children used to be

before they were rolled back into this world

reincarnation i take it for granted

we have all lived before we will all live again

we die and we die but what does it mean?

i’m only a poet i really don’t know

i only know how to make the words rhyme

i ask all the same questions all of the time

love is the answer i hear someone say

so profound to be meaningless

what should one love?

love a god you never can see?

whose voice is so nearly silent in your roaring heart

who people blame for all stupid things

dont blame the bloodthirsty popes on god

the ones who cut off peoples noses for jesus christs sake

dont blame god for the crusades and jihads

he must laugh his socks off at conceits such as these….

do you think that god smiles as he looks upon earth

and sees the slaughter of the dumb beasts

dumb in that they can’t plead for their lives in spanish or english

or in japanese or hebrew or arabic or french

blood on our hands

knee deep in filth

we hammer out the brains of gentle cows and lambs

we invent new ways to electrocute chickens (oh how fucking noble?)

we clog up rivers with clotted gore and guts

we breed misery and anguish in pens and cages

just to bring people meat

i wonder if god thinks that thats kosher?

i wonder if god thinks thats mercy in action…?

i wonder if it says in some bible its ok….?

i wonder if some tosser in 400 BC

had some religious rationale for the killing of beasts…?

i really must smile at the ridiculous notion

that a god who created this unimaginable creation

so perfectly strange

as if this same god

this titan of craftsmen

this nebulous spirit that works in vivid matter

would see this or that tribe stumbling about in some land or other

and give them carte blanche to do whatever they liked….?

how convenient is that?

but what about everybody else….?

oh baby no one gotta mortgage on god

no bishop dressed up in foolish buffoonery

fresh from the wine and fine food

covering up dirty secrets that keep leaking out

you really think

that the one god is trusting his secrets to turkeys like this?

or to terrorists or klans or idiots a’knocking on yer door

trying to sell you some preposterous story about boney moroni

phoney baloney

do you really think thats how things go down?

do you really think we have the capacity to understand even the smallest bit of this

all meat is murder

all bombs are terrorist

all wars are sordid butchery of our finest young men

you really can’t trust the people in power

most are the worst the very worst you could find

we see that over and over again in history don’t we…?

its a shame history isn’t one long uneventful boring old yarn

where nothing nasty ever happened no glorious wars

no one invaded none put to the sword

no firing squads no napalm no spears

no stukas no lockheed starfighters

no missiles pointed out into space

no hannibal no napoleon no caligula no bush

no mao tse tung no kaiser bill

no richard the lion heart

and none of the rest

what do they ever do but get us killed?

i preach take it easy

i preach let it go

i preach don’t drink vodka cause it will ruin you so

i preach get SKP so i can make some more dough

i preach because who will if i don’t….?

will anybody?










35 Responses to “who let the humans out?”

  1. avatar
    captain mission | 29 January 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    on behalf of all the animals at the zoo and some wild life that just hangs out there at the weekends looking at humans, thank you and your band for verily making some mighty fine vibration saturday night.

    great post druid.

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    colette | 29 January 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    Thank God for mother Mary. Thank Mary for mothering Jesus.

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    keith23 | 29 January 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    most beautiful rant you been on in a while. Hope you and the family are enjoying the summer. Peace.


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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    That was a absolutely wonderful poem/entry. They are pouring out of you like crystalline water along a magic brook.
    God as the subject, within its context. This may bring out the wolves or the pigeons …hard to tell because, though you were going for the ‘thril-kill’ within your words. I didn’t actually feel like you offended any1 particular group or society of peeps. So, I guess its wait and see….and read…
    Love the pic, im going on a limb (get it?…I know…bad attempt at a joke) and saying that is Aurora’s appendage. Am I correct???

    God, god, god,….is he even watchn over these human beasts right now??? Or has he been gone for millennias now and left the ‘watchful eye’ on his brother BOB’S plate…and Bob has fallen fast asleep with boredom the first thousand or so years. But, “wake up Bob…wakey wakey …” the human beasts created magnificent gadgets of technology, blissful art and music, …wait…what’s that….”No- they do not feed the hungry : man, woman, or especially child. No- they are not at peace…they are always bickering and threating each other over land, water, and the such- stuff they are only borrowing for now. Do you want us to go and find GOD for you BOB??? So he can intervene and help these poor diligent beasts…NO…what’s that…’dont bother you and let u go back to sleep- you’ve seen how this ends and its a bore to u’ ……..
    Well…okay than…BOB, can you at least give GOD are best regards and tell him that, at the very least, some of us ….


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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 29 January 2012 at 11:46 pm #

    Look- of all subjects…
    Religion may be the most difficult to discuss or even poke fun at, so, I did not mean to offend any1 with my humor- that’s all that it was and for any of you- ‘Bobs’ reading out there…I actually painted you as Gods brother- that can’t be all bad. At least Bob is getn some restful sleep…id ‘kill’ to be Bob. But that would make me only human- or a god???


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    Anonymous | 30 January 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Wow you certainly covered a lot of ground, nailing quiet a few issues. Many being( elephants in a room). Preferring to keep this brief, three short quotes in considered order:
    If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.  -Paul McCartney

    Animals are my friends -and I don’t eat my friends. – George Bernard Shaw.

    I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.  -Jules Renard.

    I can see you have bought a beautiful swan home with you.
    Take care Mr K and Family.

  7. avatar
    fallen angel | 30 January 2012 at 1:15 am #

    who’s the boss? lets have a sit down, figure this out

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    plumlady | 30 January 2012 at 1:47 am #

    What a great read for my Sunday morning; better than going to any church. I’ll breathe my god/goddess in as soon as I walk out the door on this brisk snowy morning. And for today at least, I won’t eat any meat (and I never drink vodka). Thanks Steve!

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    Brien Comerford | 30 January 2012 at 4:33 am #

    This was a great blog. My God does not approve of human anthropocentrism. Humans think that we are the center of the universe and have the right to massacre animals and decimate coral reefs, wildlife habitats, rain forests and marine and terrestrial ecosystems. Dominion should mean benevolent stewardship instead of malevolent and murderous despotism. The Jains of India see the light. They adhere to the creed of ahimsa than mandates humans NOT to inflict pain and suffering on any innocent creature.

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2012 at 5:54 am #

    Sorry, gotta disagree with ya on that one Mate

    Any thinking mind dwelling on the world and the concept of ‘God’ should see that God is not in everything and everything is not in God
    I do not believe that ALL people/beasts/things derived from the Cosmic ‘Spirt’

    That which did not derive from the Cosmic ‘Spirit’ may have returned — again and again
    But only to be tested — again and again —
    I believe the Cosmic ‘Spirit’ is Merciful and does not wish for all to perish

    All humans were given the gift of free will
    I believe Mercy was extended to all
    Again, and again and again
    And in the end those who fail(ed)the numerous testing cannot say
    to ‘God’
    ‘You are not just!’ ‘You are not fair!”

    But Mercy doesn’t tolerate abuse forever
    I believe in these end times Mercy comes to an end
    and Cosmic Severity is the outcome for those who fail(ed)their testing
    And I believe their atoms dissolve never to have life again

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 30 January 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      Thats a pretty cool point of view with a powerful, thought-threw, explanation. Enjoyed reading that- read it multiple times.

      Nice Work…
      Darrin JK

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    Jonny Hollywood | 30 January 2012 at 7:07 am #

    all i ever preach is the church band 🙂

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    surreal eskimo boy | 30 January 2012 at 8:07 am #

    But what are the Inuit supposed to eat?

    But seriously…

    It’s interesting that the bible did not invite humans to eat meat at the beginning but made the concession later on. Maybe in the absence of paradise meat became necessary for survival?

    Now in suburban utopia we don’t need meat to survive but it’s suburbia that’s destroying the planet. Do you see the irony?

    The more corrupt the world is the worse the way the things we consume are produced (and that goes for vegetables too!).

    The better the world the more the the things we eat, the clothes we wear and the houses we build will fall into a healthy pattern for both humans and animals.

    Sadly this is the world we built. Eden is looking better all the time…

  13. avatar
    colette | 30 January 2012 at 8:21 am #

    ‘Let nothing disturb you Let nothing affright you All things passeth God alone is changeless Patience attaineth all things Who has God wants nothing God alone sufficeth’ St Teresa of Avila.
    ‘If less is more, nothing is everything’, some graffiti I saw.
    Two other views.

  14. avatar
    Narelle | 30 January 2012 at 9:08 am #

    great poetry Steve…again

  15. avatar
    andy | 30 January 2012 at 9:41 am #

    i’ll speak out on this one………

    a VERY rough version of an abandoned piece.

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      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 30 January 2012 at 2:53 pm #

      Great self promo…fantastic song, fantastic video. Enough said.U know I believe u have the goods. No1 has to tell me twice. We just gotta get u more ‘publc’. That’s the key…Mr. Lee.
      Great Work !!!

      Now if I can only get someone to sing onto me. Maybe id c my Chaotic Embrace project from a different light, I really don’t know.


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        BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 30 January 2012 at 3:08 pm #

        And when – my friend, can I be holding 50 ‘ep’s’ with Bio to forward to promotional and station Mgrs. across my land (i really wish u would trust me on this one, the friggin cost of creating 50 and art/Bio could only be at around $150 tops- id take the costs and list the people-places- stations that I threw good vibes at and postage material and postage. If ya strike it $$$, than write me a check for my costs and im a guest whenever-wherever in the world ur at…that’s how much I believe – over 30 peeps I played the song for and they all- here across the ocean, thought it had ‘hit’ written all over it) the songs bro and it has to start with ‘the song’…go ahead and tell them bro. Or at less someone will ask upon thee. That song is golden- just need to put it in the right persons hands.
        Great song !!! (had a little Floydish flair for me which I really enjoyed-they def had influence o u chaps.

        Talk soon
        Dazza aka aka ?k?

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    Cocoamo | 30 January 2012 at 10:01 am #

    “my god is an artist spreading himself over galaxies”

    Gee what a beautiful blog today…just beautiful, inspiring, brings a tear even.

    So they say, God is always watching us–through the eyes of animals. Scary.

    For those who haven’t seen it, War Horse is actually a pretty good movie. We forget the suffering those poor creatures endured in wars, and this illustrates it well. Having had horses over many years, I think it was a pretty accurate portrayal of horse behavior. Horses do form bonds of close friendship and attachment with each other and will fight to stay together, once bonded. Good movie for children as well. Despair not…it has a happy ending.

    Another one to see (and one that shows how brilliantly music can carry a movie) is The Artist. After 10 minutes, when you think you don’t want to watch it, just let it wash over you and spin its charm. Leave it to the French to touch the heart and make you smile, just as they did so well with Despicable Me (great film for the kiddies and adults too–the story about the kittens is pure genius).

    Your Friend in Pennsylvania
    (Now in Cocoa Beach)

  17. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 30 January 2012 at 10:51 am #

    Sk is at is best when he writes on behalf of the humane treatment of animals. When it does it there is NOBODY better !

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    Anonymous | 30 January 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I believe average men sleep through it all, their eyes, closed, as always rehearsed in good intentions but only when convenient for their own comforts. mouth’s hungry for every drop they can take in, gastric disturbances bloating their truths, never seeking what could have been to save a life (not on purpose; it’s just easier that way – not to think) Thankfully, there are unaverage men still with us.

    god, what a shocker at the end when those eyes finally are forced open… but, but, but… I didn’t mean it. (well, now they wonder what’s next!)

    and in line with… it’s not just McDonald’s/KFC’s/etc.’s fault: blame it all on someone/something, that’s not the way to reason our own bad habits! the obvious is, if people didn’t buy/eat that crap, they’d be out of biz — so it kinda makes me bristle everytime I read/hear about where the fault lies — it’s our own damn faults… pull up those boot straps and take responsibility for each ourselves. I mean, they spend trillions of dollars globally now (along w/most corrporate manufacturers/biz’s spending close to that too) to tell people how good they are/how cool/smart/wonderful those people are to be buying their products. If it/they were really that great, then they wouldn’t need all the advertising budgets.

    one moral: never eat anything with eyes (forget whose words those were originally, but they are good words).

    sorry to seem unkind, but as someone above wrote, and if true, it seems that it would be soon to come… w/lack of atoms (though, wouldn’t that take an explosion to be? – each individually perhaps not, but together a vector catastrophe? as our earth’s population is so great right now, that could be detrimental? I think maybe so/it sort of makes sense.)Oddly, if so, the sequence’s continuance then might mean(?) the remains would allow greater free will, which takes you back around to God – and that is forever.

    and I believe, if this becomes so, it is God listening to Mother Earth. — we are closer to her on a daily basis, and that is our responsibility too; currently being neglected… not to forget her love and instead of the destruction we’ve put upon her in recent history, we should help her steward what god gave us. (I mean seriously, she works damn hard, and for what? to be spit on?) it won’t be father god if we don’t, it will be mother earth when it all falls apart — but he will be right there with her; their’s is a love that will last forever – screw humans (if it comes down to it).

    and this is related (collectively read from a day or so ago): the comparison of herbivores: gorillas. People are herbivores. Period, no argument out there can change that – and besides all the fascinating examples already read (thank you everyone… lovely for you to share so much knowledge), our digestive tracts are (in feet) that of an herbivore, not omnivore/carnivore… but gorillas were given as an example of a lovely creature that eats only vegetation and thrives. And for the most part that is true, but: gorillas also (and only for one purpose) eat termites at times. Which technically makes them omnivores. But that is only true out of their own stewardshirp of their habitats they live in. Why? Because, unlike humans, they undertand that a [tree] being eaten by termites is a diseased/dead plant life and once the termites finish off an invaded tree, etc. they will follow one tree’s destruction with infestation of those around it; and therefore, only to protect the eco-system/habitats they live in, they purposely go outside of their normal diets to “preserve,” not to indulge. But: if you gave them a bucket of termites, they’d decline. That is the difference btwn a gorilla and a human.

  19. avatar
    . | 30 January 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Can we have another amen?

    god, plural and singular, male & female, the beginning, the ending, the unknown force that brings & distinguishes, light from darkness, a transcendant…eternal being maybe or maybe not, the architect of that genesis that we have little or no memory of…perhaps we will at our physical ending when the spirit puts off its mortal misery and we travel to times and spaces and places that are redeeming, or are we just dreaming?

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    DavidP | 30 January 2012 at 2:03 pm #

    thus padre Kilbey did preach his sermon
    I wonder why God exists
    and does God wonder about his own existence
    does he ask “hey, how did I get here?”
    are there clues in the process of creation regarding enlightenment
    where do we carry the soul
    what does it take for a person to live the words spoken in the Lord’s prayer
    or the prayer attributed to St Francis of Assisi
    can the human animal transform into an awakened spiritual being

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    That Girl | 30 January 2012 at 3:13 pm #

    Very inspirational reading today Steve K. I have a confession to share. Growing up I wanted to be Dr Dolittle and talk to all the animals , my secret is ……I still do ! Amen.

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    linjo | 30 January 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Sir David Attenborough is the “perfect man”. ‘Gods’ we all are in our tiny minds, following the paths of our conscience xxx

  23. avatar
    Ali | 31 January 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Hi Killa,

    Longtime lurker on your blog, very seldom contributor.
    This post specifically resonated with me for some reason today.
    Then I started thinking about your beliefs, Hinduism, reincarnation.

    Then I explored some of my own beliefs which are not sexy nowadays and can get me thrown in an Anglo-American Gulag 🙂
    I don’t really prescribe to anything, but grew up in the Muslim faith, so I draw any references to God from that background.

    Anyway, I thought you might like this take from the Sufi belief (which is the mystical teachings/aspect of Islam). By the way, I remember chatting with you and Marty in Minneapolis during the HOB tour, at Let it Be records. Good times. Love you guys.

    The background to the paragraph below is that the Sufis talk about the soul reincarnating, to cleanse itself, and do better deeds, but the reincarnation is on the astral plane, and until the End of Days, the soul communes with like beings and other souls.

    “One of the things we should note here is that the final act at the End of Time of reuniting with the Source is an act of grace. No one can earn reunification. It is a gift of God (Allah). However, our stations both in the worlds of matter and on the astral planes depend on our own efforts. The cosmos operates like music. We go to that which we resonate with.”

    I just liked the last 2 sentences, I tend to orbit around that which I musically resonate with, which, my friend is The Church, and ultimately you, SK, and all your various incarnations and side projects.

    Just thought I’d share.

    Peace –

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    Ali | 31 January 2012 at 8:40 am #

    Not wanting to spam, or double-post. But I try to encapsulate my comments in compact sound bytes, which can end up biting me in me arse, at times like this. Because I then end up double-posting.

    Just wanted to reiterate from my last comment, that I love your post, because it highlights the anonymity of God.

    I recently looked up some background on Darwin, who ironically was pretty religious, and apparently went to college to study religion, and his wife was religious etc.

    One thing that I could relate to, was that as he was studying all the various animals, he came upon a certain wasp, who, in order to carry on its own species, basically lays its eggs inside other insects. Most commonly caterpillars (baby butterflies), then the wasps larvae eat that animal from the inside. I mean a horrifying way for the host to die, sounds like the movie Alien. The point being, that up until then, even as he was seeing evidence of evolution, Darwin praised God, etc. But after this and many other examples, he said that he basically doesn’t believe in any religion. Because all religions teach about a compassionate and benevolent God. But where is the compassion of God, for example, in this Wasp how she lays her eggs, and other insects and animals. Or humans for example in Rwanda and Sudan who torture and kill innocent children and babies.

    That totally resonated with me, where like in your post, I see God as this thing that weaves multi-verses and lives, and moves on and around, like an enigma. Not focusing as one world or species to be a chosen child of his. However I do not see any compassion, I see cold science, or apathy.

    As Darwin said, I’m not an Atheist since I constantly see examples of God’s handiwork in everything, I’m an Agnostic.

    Cheers again –
    Ali Baba (Lt. General, The Church Army)

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    Ingrid | 31 January 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    A very powerful blog SK. Thank you for writing it – it is so true. We share this planet with all creatures great and small but humans think it is solely for them. Habitats are being destroyed at alarming rates and we hear daily of pristine places that are being developed for mining or resources.

    Despite all the public outcry and protest last year over the horrific treatment endured by our cattle in the Live Export Trade, it still continues to happen – nothing really changed despite policiticans promises. Yet this but one example of the extreme cruelty caused to animals on this planet.

    Today as the Lamen Street figs in Newcastle are being cut down (despite massive public protest), trees that have taken decades and decades to reach their majestic size the quote on my work desk calendar reads:

    “Only until all of mankind lives in harmony with nature can we truly decree ourselves to be an intelligent species” – GENELLE HALDANE


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    Narelle | 2 February 2012 at 9:36 am #

    hmmm…on murder and inflicting pain
    what of the human/s that reside on the planet, who uses metals, wood, oil, electricity, leather, synthetics. plastics etc etc…by the ton…a bunch of hypocrits of course…in various degrees, one way or another
    Beings and Non-Beings destroying habitats/life…and bragging about it
    humans disrupting, damaging, destroying the very things that make us one, whole…or zero?
    mud bricks again…why not?
    not afraid to feed the big end of town, and not even smart enough to give it a second thought
    maybe…lets just do our utmost to minimise the murder and pain
    take better care of all things great and small
    I still (what an idiot)have enough trust and faith we are all working on it and doing our bit to encourage and help one another
    ‘gotta get back to the country’…maybe
    or, just another dreamer

  27. avatar
    hellbound heart | 5 February 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    God is a Force, I think, a Presence that is not necessarily human or humane, but a dynamic Presence…..

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