Progress of Civilisation In Reality

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
My view on progress

Submitted: June 13, 2017

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Progress of Civilisation In Reality

 

We do no longer dress in animal skins,
our dwellings have moved away from dark caves.
The tribes we belong to are clad in jerseys
in uniform colours and logos
to make us known to our own tribesmen.
Our clubs are just for sports,
no longer for slaying.
We put down our thoughts in writing
or images on colourful canvases.
Obsolete are the cave walls.
We gather in chapels to share feelings
about the things we don’t understand,
and seek fulfillment in regulated
pleasures, not animalistic urges
that once directed our lives.
We created axes, knives, and
a digital world in addition to our planet.
 

Yet, sometimes, we long for those days
when a mere club couldn’t wipe out
multitudes.
Strip away the veneer of time,
and we’re just outside our caves,
better dressed, more aware, but better?
The answer cannot really be given.


© Copyright 2017 Bert Broomberg. All rights reserved.

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