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Author Name: Freependeriki 3 Comments
Date Added: August 18, 2011 17:08:02 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Type: Free Verse
Category: Philosophy Add To Favorites | Text Only
 
Beast
We are ever eager to disown the rage
of the beast lodged deep within our souls
Uncontrolled by force of will it peers
toward the light with sly eyes
and glories in the measure of our crimes
crouching in our cage of cruelty

We strive for a freedom unbound
Enlightenment we say...sets us apart
To absolve ourselves of all deeds committed
Our clean hands washed but dripping
with the cold and unremembered blood
of a million million innocents

We ride to war on steeds of fire
Banners high ride the wind unfurled
For God we cry as we loose the sword
But God if he be there has turned away
while Kings and Priests hold the minds
of the vassels giving slaughter

and we may dream of nobler times
far from the many fields of hate and death
when love that much abused and brittle thing
shades the glowing eyes of that inner beast
At last perhaps we can live the lives
that creation's seed intended

but.........
I fear that time
may never be

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Comments:
Comment By: FreeTanya Harrison on August 19, 2011 06:13:32 AM Report
Bravo! Loved your poem!
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on August 18, 2011 06:14:44 PM Report
Not God's will, necessarily, but more our own free will, run amok. Remember....he who is ignorant of history, is doomed to repeat it. So it has been written....so it has been done. Excellent sentiment, Tom.
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on August 18, 2011 05:20:04 PM Report


 Bravo... And it shall be written.....

Another page of words that speak out with the war cries of years and years and still we fight!!!

 Bravery....Courage..... JUst pure hate for our fellow man....Gods will??

 HIitory will repeat its self!! 

 Great honest and up forth emotions written like a novel....





 


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