The Art and Science of Violence

The Art and Science of Violence

A Poem by Easter3
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Poetic ramblings about a few of the various primordial and societal forms of violence human beings continue to indulge in.

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Pain, and Relief from Pain
     Brings the Knowledge that “I Am”
I am Alive - I am Here - I am Now
     I Endure
Pain, and Relief from Pain
The Art and Science of Violence
 
 Tatooing
     To Endure the Pain of the Artist’s Needle - the Symbolic Ink - the Blood loss
Brings the Knowledge that “I Am” - Am Here - Am Now
I Am Initiated - I Am a Work of Art - I Endure 
I Choose
Pain, and Relief from Pain
The Art and Science of Violence
 
Cutting
     Pain of the Mind and Spirit which rends the Body - pierces the Flesh - spills Blood -
     A form of Conscious/Unconscious ritualistic Self-flagellation - Scarring
Seeking the Knowledge of “I Am” - Am Here - Am Now
I Choose
Pain, and Relief from Pain
The Art and Science of Violence
 
Body Piercings
     Pain of the Needle/Blade - the inserted Trinket - the Blood loss - the Scarring
Entertaining the Idea of the Knowledge of “I Am” - Am Here - Am Now
I Choose
Pain, and Relief from Pain
The Art and Science of Violence
 
War
     Pain of lost Limbs - lost Lives - lost Loves - lost Homes - lost Art
War Games and Puppet Masters manipulating War Toys and Soldiers - defenseless Civilians (collateral damage - the not so casual Casualties of War) - into various forms of tortuous, Chaotic Self and Other- flagellations - Rending, Tearing and Burning of Flesh, Blood and Bone, Mind And Spirit, the Earth - Scarring
Seeking Power over the “I Am” - Am Here - Am Now
We Choose
Pain, and Relief from Pain
All are the Arts and Sciences of Violence
 
Why Do it ?
 
We All Experience Pain
We All Belong to Pain
We All Stimulate and Create Pain - Crave Relief from Pain
     Give me an Aspirin, a Prosac….
     Give me a Beer….
     Give me a Hit of….
     Give me a dozen Hot Dogs and six Chocolates….
     Give me a B**b Tube…..
     Give me a Game…..
     Give me a Song and Dance….
     Give me a Shopping Spree….
     Give me a Boost….
     Give me Apathy…..
     Give me Top Billing….
     Give me Fame….
     Give me Denial and Deniability….
     Give me a Night at the Casino….
     Give me some Razzle-Dazzle….
     Give me a Take Over or a Take Down….
     Give me Sex…..
     Give me a Purge….
     Give me something to sink my Teeth into....
     Give me a Rave, a Mosh Pit…..
     Give me a Thrill….
     Give me a Fight….
     Give me an Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth….
     Give me a Crucifixion….
     Give me a Fix…..
     Give me…
     Give us….
 
We All Share Pain in Common
Pain, Response to Pain, and Relief from Pain are Our Common Ground
     The Reasons and Patterns are Ancient.
     multifaceted and varying
Self and Other perpetuating
 
Pain, and Relief from Pain
The Never-Ending, Ever-Present
Universal Arts and Sciences of Violence
 

© 2010 Easter3


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Easter3
Easter3

Liberty Hill, TX



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Leah Sellers is a native Texan who has enjoyed four varied careers in her lifetime as a: Secondary Education teacher in the fields of English, History, Journalism and Special Education, an Activity di.. more..

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