Dumb poem

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Featured Review on this writing by anand bose

Cover art: pencil on paper, myself.

“Monsters exist, but they are far too few in number to be truly dangerous; the most dangerous monsters are ordinary men and women ready to believe and obey without asking questions.” -

Primo Levi, The Truce

 

If I can not engage you, I can not participate in any community.

 

If I resent you, I do not desire to appease you.

 

Stripped of community and motive, I live only to impress myself.

 

In doing so, I live a meaningless existence.

 

In such a state


I can not help but hate

 

And feel utterly disgraced

 

Despite the folly

 

of the rat race

 

And in place

 

Of such disgrace

 

I delude myself.

 

I’m solipsistic. I dissociate.

 

All this, just to escape

 

the hate and disgrace.

 

Hate

 

and disgrace.

 

Oh, how I can wait.

 

 “The mass crushes out the insight and reflection that are still possible within the individual. Rational argument can be conducted with some prospect of success only so long as the emotionality of a given situation does not exceed a certain critical degree. If the affective temperature rises above this level, the possibility of reason’s having any effect ceases and its place is taken by slogans and chimerical wish-fantasies. That is to say, a sort of collective possession results which rapidly develops into a psychic epidemic.” -

Carl Jung


Submitted: December 04, 2021

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anand bose

Beautiful Poem

Sat, December 4th, 2021 6:20am

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Thanks

Sat, December 4th, 2021 5:24am

tom mcmullen

True Olive best not to be a sheep!

Sat, December 4th, 2021 6:25am

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Yeah but make sure you wear your tin foil hat when you call people sheep, otherwise they will have to mentally apply one to your head using their imagination.
Zzz

Sat, December 4th, 2021 5:26am

Mike S.

Sums up The Cult of Trump perfectly, O. T.

Sat, December 4th, 2021 6:12pm

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i dunno bro i still honestly see politics as a real life rendition of that old English show, Yes Minister

puppets and puppeteers. beguiled and beguilers. survival of the fittest but most people refuse to see the darkness, like in HG Wells' Time Machine... they were afraid of the dark creatures, no?

Wed, May 4th, 2022 2:40am

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