The Socialist Sin In Contemporary Expression

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Rowdy Living Press
Explaining why it is that contemporary art should be ardently discouraged or banned.

Submitted: February 23, 2017

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Submitted: February 23, 2017





If only to allow one’s soul the liberty

To pass o’er wooded dale,

Creek, and vast open timber

Or freshly plowed fields,

Then one might come to discover the true

Feeling of freedom.

The liberation of walking where it is that

One chooses to walk,

The allowance to pitch his camp,

To take his daily meal,

To strike a necessary fire,

And to do so where the need motivates

The feel.


During a reign of liberty,

One even discovers the spirit of freedom

Locked away inside the arts.

Landscape paintings come to life,

Vividly displaying  those majestic ripples of sunlight,

Or a dance of the moonshine by waters edge

On the stroke of midnight.


Even words written during the reign of liberty

Come to life in just such a fashion.

Written words become as living portraits,

Arousing the deepest of passion,

Causing the reader to feel the pain that the author feels,

Or to feel the same pleasure,

To see the same violence,

The same captivating beauty,

To have his breath captured by the same rich astonishment.


When precious Liberties reign has been purloined,

Even gradually,

What we were left with are empty skeletons,

Bearing no flesh or beauty,

Being completely rejected by most of life

and the surrounding landscape,

Since it bears absolutely no soul.



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