Animals

Be strong and have willpower,

choose your decisions wisely,

determination is your guide,

embrace the positive,

the zoo in the city,

the tiger in the suit,

the ape at the podium,

and the sheep at the altar,

be a leader among cowards,

and an example among the pitiful,

lead the sun into the sky,

and be at high tide all the time.

Droplet

A drop in the ocean of nostalgia,

seek to hurt and cause pain,

black ivy cursing down your spine,

chip off the perfection until you cry,

rise up squirming through the horizon,

fighting back those tears,

building a new castle,

conquering your fears,

a droplet in the moat,

nothing but a joke,

deciding to be the lake in a simmering fire.

Hermosa Música

Not the first time, won’t be the last,

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

and whose out there to save us from ourselves,

a burden streaming through a black hole in the midst of space,

collecting dust as we move towards the final point,

our solitary bleep of life,

almost forever gone,

this isn’t the first time and it won’t be the last.

Time to take up irons,

this land is mine.

Carpe diem,

gather ye rose buds while ye may,

old time is still a flying,

and this same flower that smiles today,

tomorrow will be dying.

Compound 678: Idiocy

Lock down and shut up,

open your mouths,

we’re here to spray you,

no illusion, just atrocity,

compound 678, idiocy,

it’s grown since the son,

it’ll never be undone,

eat the dirt,

feel no emotions,

be selfish,

absorbed,

lifeless,

that’s how they like it,

but it’s gone too far,

the compound doesn’t care who we are,

striking people day after day,

can’t think for themselves,

don’t want to be empathetic to someone else,

holes become mountains,

nature becomes a burden.

Woken

I wake in the morning,

got the sun upon my face,

pick up my guitar,

feel the wind start the day,

look out to the distance,

wondering how far the birds have flown,

all the while sitting,

awaiting the future to come,

seeing blooming flowers,

and lilacs of all galore,

you’re all in need of love,

just knock at my door.

It Happens

When you least expect it,

anytime any place,

it’s almost like a race,

finish and then look back with a beaten smile,

designer dog and expensive car,

returning from work,

wondering who the **** you are,

grasping at the nostalgia,

of days long passed,

trying to climb out,

of that sack of ballast.

Another Brick In The Plan

It started off a joke,

but now people have actually croaked,

there is absolutely no hope,

especially from the pope,

as masses waltz brainless into the divide,

wishing for their own control,

giving into fear and cowardness,

seeking no redemption,

content to be still,

whilst others will,

become the gem in the stone,

the light in the dark,

the fight from the start.

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Movie Review

Spoiler Free as can be.

Well Quentin Tarantino throws us a magnificent suspense, drama, comedy movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. An absolute killer of a Hollywood movie set in 1969 Los Angeles and focusing on faded television actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo Dicaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) as they try to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Rated 85% by Rotten Tomatoes and 7.7 by IMDB, running time at 2 hours 41 minutes.

I was hesitant to buy this movie from Amazon Prime, but I took the plunge and loved it. This is the best Tarantino film in my opinion since movies like Pulp Fiction and Django Unchained. What you get is a sweet mixture of intense suspense, action, drama, comedy (absolutely hilarious, subtle) and some great acting.

Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt shine in this movie. I thought to myself what a strange combination, but in the end they make a great acting pair and the chemistry is brilliant. Don’t forget Margot Robbie, hopping in as Sharon Tate and Emile Hirsh as Roman Polanski.

The movie starts off getting to know Rick Dalton, and his stunt double, we see that they are struggling, trying to plan and forge some kind of future success in the movie industry. There is a great bond, a friendship which makes this connection and film so unique.

Of course, things get better and more funny as they finally land their roles in western films typical of the 50s. Then, all is not what it seems as Cliff, seemingly sets in motion a chain of events after picking up a young girl on the street looking for a ride. I won’t say anymore.

The film seems to be going off on tangents and I was left wondering what the point of all of it was. Persevere for a great, suspense filled finale. It all comes together at the end.

A film that ultimately comes down to love and friendship, dramatic relationships and comedic failing television stars.

My Rating: 5/5