Category Archives: Poems

WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

CHOICE (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

WHO WOULD THEY CHOOSE

If aliens chose to whom to talk
No necessity for intelligence nor resources
Governmental approval not required
Their superior awareness, interested in
The poetic and artistic capacity of humans

If animals chose with whom to live
No need for domestication nor exploitation
Business profit not required
Their unconditional love thankful for
The compassionate and caring capacity of humans

If plants chose by whom to grow
No requisite for pesticides nor fertilizing
Industrial control not required
Their exceptional frugality appreciating of
The responsible and modest capacity of humans

If gods chose for whom to care
No demand for confessions nor fees
Religious punishment not required
Their divine grace, inclusive of
The spiritual and free capacity of humans

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Capitalism is great

THE RIGHT WAY (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 120 cm)

CAPITALISM IS GREAT

Shit, how can I pay?
Follow economy!
Inherited through money,
approved by aristocracy,
capitalism is right.
The shitty artists into ruin;
they are not realistic
about the right way.
Serving beauty doesn’t pay!

Hell, how can I say?
Follow politics!
Merited through rights,
approved by meritocracy,
capitalism is great.
The hellish comedians into shame;
they are not serious
about the great way.
Serving humor doesn’t pay!

Fuck, how can I convey?
Follow media!
Gained through voices,
approved by mobocracy,
capitalism is good.
The fucking musicians into oblivion;
they are not important
for the good way.
Serving inspiration doesn’t pay!

God, how can I thrive?
Follow science!
Achieved through tools,
approved by technocracy,
capitalism is correct.
The godly naturalists into sickness;
they are not advanced
about the correct way.
Serving nature doesn’t pay!

Damn, how can I realize?
Follow religion!
Granted through membership,
approved by theocracy,
capitalism is fine.
The damn spirituals into condemnation;
they are not chosen
for the fine way.
Serving the soul doesn’t pay!

Man, how can I help?
Follow the state!
Legit through power,
approved by bureaucracy,
capitalism is fair.
The manly selves into oppression;
they are not conform
with the fair way.
Serving freedom doesn’t pay!

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The Three Doors To The Soul

Almost taken
By the habitual monotony
A trigger of awareness
A push of energy
And I’m back
To do the work
For fitness

Almost estranged
By the usual anxiety
A flicker of light
A grip of compassion
And I’m back
To listen to the heart
For kindness

Almost asleep
By the familiar apathy
A glimpse of purpose
A pull of inspiration
And I’m back
To follow the calling
For wisdom

TORN OUT BY WAR

TORN OUT BY WAR (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 100 cm)

TORN OUT BY WAR

I walk in an unknown, dust burnt by the sun, street, a busy one,
and blocks in a line.
Traces of war on walls, the street’s potholes, slow the convoys,
and directed arms.
Keeping the steady pace, to meet at my place, aimed to displace
and cover my face.
Shooting and hellfire, despite the scene so dire, I’m back to inquire,
and I do see her.
I could shoot as well, an angel from hell; they don’t yell
and then repel.
Torn out of this dream, no way to remain; I hope you’re fine,
and we’ll return.
A better time, peace, less shooting at least, conquered the beasts
and where love wins.
Strong to not lose faith, don’t give in to fight, a temporary night,
and we’re alright.


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Blinded

BLINDED (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

BLINDED
I stroll around, the light is out
Lighting the lamp is blinding
The bright, from the dark it appears

I listen to it, the music is a hit
Excessive tones are blinding
The melody, from the silence it sounds

I feel it all, the body is tall
Overestimating pleasure is blinding
The strength, from the pain it gains

I look for a sign, the soul is mine
Focussing the outside is blinding
The freedom, from within it springs

I admit u huh, the love is you
Trusting reason is blinding
The knowledge, from the heart it feels


GEBLENDET
Ich geh’ raus, das Licht ist aus
Die Lampe anzuzünden blendet
Das Helle, aus dem Dunkel erschienen

Ich hör’s an, die Musik ist fun
Die Töne zu überdrehen blendet
Die Melodie, aus der Stille erklungen

Ich fühl’ es voll, der Körper ist toll
Das Gefallen überzubewerten blendet
Die Stärke, aus den Schmerzen gewonnen

Ich seh’ hinein, die Seele ist mein
Das Äussere hervorzuheben blendet
Die Freiheit, aus dem Innern gefunden

Ich geb’ es zu, die Liebe bist du
Der Vernunft zu vertrauen blendet
Das Wissen, aus dem Herzen empfunden

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Beauty in Imperfection

BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 cm)

Like weathered woods of imperfection
Stood up to life no matter what
A beauty that requires no correction
Its warmth and depth you didn’t forget

Like worn clothes of non-confection
Resisted strain how ever smut
A quality that requisites no deception
Its use and service you don’t reject

Like used goods of full complexion
Endured the challenge, never gave up
A character that desires no attention
Its strength and love you won’t regret

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Good Girl

GOOD GIRL (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 100 cm)

GOOD GIRL

Good girl
Liked by many
Following the rules
Mastering the skills
Obeying what’s told
Be praised
To conform

Desperate girl
Avoided by most
Ignoring the fools
Hiding the tears
Staying on hold
Be chased
To explore

Freed girl
Loved by yourself
Creating your tools
Climbing the hills
Becoming to unfold
Be encouraged
To bloom



BRAVES MÄDCHEN

Braves Mädchen
Bei vielen beliebt
Den Regeln folgend
Sei gepriesen
Für dein Entsprechen

Verzweifeltes Mädchen
Von den meisten intrigiert
Die Dummköpfe ignorierend
Werde gejagt
Für dein Erforschen

Befreites Mädchen
Von dir selbst geliebt
Auf dein Inneres hörend
Sei ermutigt
Für dein Gedeihen


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Radiation

RADIATION (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50 cm)


RADIATION FORMULA

The centering degree of concentration concentrates radiation’s radiance level circled by the radius’ circumference.

(This also applies to people:-))

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The Swan

THE SWAN (M. Sager, 2021. Mixed media on canvas, 100 x 70 cm)

THE SWAN

That swan
Beloved depth; bound forever
Defied cold; gone for never
Smooth gliding; ever and ever
There
In the lake

This swan
Refreshing chatter; newly explored
Lightened Darkness; flickering, consumed
Heated up fog; swanning, desired
Here
At the lake

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Sunset

SUNSET / SONNENUNTERGANG (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

SUNSET

The sun is to set
Just on my face
So I can let
A kiss to amaze
How was the day
I can’t even say
Anymore
Explore
Your night

SONNENUNTERGANG

Die Sonne geht under
Auf mein Gesicht gedrückt
Ich lasse darunter
Ein Kuss, der entzückt
Wie war der Tag
Kein Wort ich vermag
Nicht mehr
Komm her
Du Nacht


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The Teaching Plant

TEACHING PLANT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm) 
TEACHING PLANT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 150 cm) 

Plants can feed themselves. Humans need the help of plants because only they can process the nutrients of the soil into food. Humans have to compensate for their lack of natural intelligence with more complex structures. If plants were to economize as ‘intelligently’ as humans, humanity would depend on plants’ grace. The plants are unconditionally gracious, though. We know that plants can process information, communicate, and (re-) act. Do the plants know more? Why are they ready to plunge into ruin because of and with us? Is that how nature teaches us to love?

In this regard, two poems:

SOUL EARTH

Who mocks the soul but adores the sky,
adores the idolatry of a heavenly origin,
the megalomania of a cosmic meaning, and
the aloofness of a higher purpose.

Who adores the body but mocks the earth,
mocks the responsibility of an earthly connection,
the humility of a planetary nature, and
the groundedness of a profound liability.

Who adores the soul and the earth, indeed,
responds to the heavenly origin with an earthly connection,
humbles the cosmic meaning through a planetary nature, and
grounds her higher purpose on a profound liability.

PLANTS ARE STUPID

Plants are stupid.

They organize to turn earth into food,
provide to the needy without being asked.
Plants are stupid.

They share their parts and live on,
provide in abundance without demands.
Plants are stupid.

They cooperate for reproduction and growth,
provide of harvest without a price.
Plants are stupid.

The Flower

We only pay attention to the stage
Forgetting those who set the scene

We’re just looking where there’s fame
Forgetting those who protect the light

We only admire the booming ones
Forgetting those who bloom within

Break out

Painting BREAK OUT (M. Sager, 2021. Acrylic on wood panel, 80 x 80 cm)

We know that

Santa Claus is a fairytale,

and yet

we keep it alive.

We know that

many regulations and laws are ridiculous,

and yet

we follow them obediently.

We know that

corporate sustainability is an afterthought,

and yet

we don’t insist on keeping them accountable.

We know that

our identity is a product of socialization,

and yet

we believe that’s who we are.

And all because if we want to fit in, we have to bend. [see last painting]

DO WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO BREAK OUT?

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BRICH AUS (M. Sager, 2021. Acryl auf Holzpanel, 80 x 80 cm)

Wir wissen, dass

der Weihnachtsmann ein Märchen ist,

und doch

halten wir es am Leben.

Wir wissen, dass

viele Vorschriften und Gesetze lächerlich sind,

und doch

folgen wir ihnen gehorsam.

Wir wissen, dass

die Nachhaltigkeit von Unternehmen eine Alibi-Uebung ist,

und doch

bestehen wir nicht darauf, sie zur Rechenschaft zu ziehen.

Wir wissen, dass

unsere Identität ein Produkt von Sozialisierung ist,

und doch

glauben wir, dass wir das sind.

Und das alles, weil wenn wir reinpassen wollen, müssen wir uns beugen. [siehe letztes Gemälde]

HABEN WIR DEN MUT, AUSZUBRECHEN?

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THE VAMPIRIZED STAR

Painting THE VAMPIRIZED STAR (M. Sager, 2020. Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm)

I wanted to create a stAr

Knowing that sex sElls

Some curves were added aroUnd

Can you still see the stAr

Because of the Vampire effEct

You may be distracted too mUch

Better let a star be a stAr

For it stands for itsElf

On its own valuable groUnd

I love FOR you

I love FOR you.

To love is to be, do, and become that,
which is in the service of everyone.

Because …

… everyone is loved.
If my bravery can make you rise again,
Then I show you the ‘who’ you thought you couldn’t be.

… everyone does need love.
If my strength can heal your hurting wounds,
Then I make you believe the ‘what’ you believed you couldn’t do.

… everyone becomes love.
If my independence can lead your forgotten way,
Then I become the ‘where’ you feared you couldn’t come.

I love for you, everyone.

Nothing Has Changed (Or the Courage to Cease to Insist)

Nothing has changed

Some time ago we did insist on getting privileges
based on the race inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

Nowadays still we insist on getting privileges
based on the wealth inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

If in the future we will insist on getting privileges
due to the thinking inherited from our parents

Nothing has changed

Only if today we ceased to insist on getting privileges
through the courage independent of our parents

Something has changed

 


The world produces enough food to feed the planet’s 7 billion-plus people, so why are so many going hungry?* It’s mainly because most hungry people don’t have the resources to grow or buy food.

*1 in 3 people suffer from some form of malnutrition, which means they lack sufficient vitamins and minerals in their diet, which can lead to health issues such as stunted growth in children. Each year, poor nutrition kills 3.1 million children under the age of 5. (http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-global-world-hunger-day-20170528-story.html)

Life Patterns (Poems & Paintings) – BOOK

LIFE PATTERNS
3 x 19
Poems and paintings captured
along the Happy Colorful Growth path
of life.

For my daughter Natalie.
Tokyo, Summer 2018.

Mathias Sager
amazon.com/author/mathiassager

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Separation: The Mother of Frustration

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Like a nation‘s immigration
So its mothers’ alienation
Strategy for protection
Through separation
Frustration

Like a society’s identification
So its mothers’ justification
Need for appreciation
Through separation
Frustration

Like a family’s condition
So its mother’s assertion
Status for position
Through separation
Frustration

How do you define …

How do you define ‘right’
If you know only black and white
Asks a pen the other
When denied to draw together

How do you define ‘between’
If you know only up and down
Asks a pair of hands
When denied to come to terms

How do you define ‘family’
If you know only friend and enemy
Asks a father the mother
When denied to see his daughter

How do you define ‘collaborators’
If you know only in- and outsiders
Asks a colleague the other
When denied to add his matter

How do you define ‘life’
If you know only birth and death
Asks a thought the conscious
When denied to become perpetuous