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.




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



Sat, December 4th, 2021 5:24am

tom mcmullen

True Olive best not to be a sheep!

Sat, December 4th, 2021 6:25am


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.

Sat, December 4th, 2021 5:26am

Mike S.

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

Sat, December 4th, 2021 6:12pm


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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