The Brute is a God

The Brute is a God

A Poem by Kianna Taylor

What is civilization-

to be civilized

to be orderly?

Is it having a place to sleep?

Is it having food to eat

or a set number of degrees

or a set number of titles, talents, and territories

catastrophe and suffering

connect us all like the falling of rain

suddenly one can find themselves without anything

hungering for peace to sleep

exhausted from having nothing to eat,

kidnapped and stripped of social deliverance

what is left but a brute?

If that is true, that we are all capable of being a brute

Does that mean our politicians are brutes?

That long ago brutes were also emissaries of light

condemning and capturing my people those awful nights?

There are those who act above the law in this country.

Cops, government officials, and the lot

wave their magic fingers like gods

but suck the blood of victims like vampires

to hum with the strength of an enlightened empire

Yet these gods do not know,

they are so blind and do not see,

even when they are bitten like Dan by the dark woman,

that they are brutes like you and me.

© 2016 Kianna Taylor

Author's Note

Kianna Taylor
Soooo, I read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad and this poem was a response to it and applied it to today. Not sure if it works or if it's coherent enough. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading guys and have a great day!

Oh, also do not be afraid to express discontent or disagreement with me. I'm open to conversation about these sorts of things. Just be open to an intelligent retort.

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Poem read and flows well, subjective yes, but most poetry is and thought provoking..Human nature is incongruous, egotistical and immersed in falsehood.

Excellent, keep writing!

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Kianna Taylor

3 Years Ago

Thanks so much for reading! Let me know how I can return the favor! Have a great day!

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Added on November 9, 2016
Last Updated on November 9, 2016
Tags: empire, colonization, politics, philsophy, nature, light, religion, corrupt, fall of man


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