Monsters Within

Monsters Within

A Poem by Eve
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A response to the bombings in Paris.

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It is often said that mankind is evil.
Mankind is the downfall
of Planet Earth.
For centuries, 
we have stomped on this ground;
tread over this earth;
reaped from the soil.
For decades,
we have polluted our rivers;
destroyed the homes and lives of others.

Since the dawn of mankind,
stories of monster have always been told.
Vampires, werewolves, demons, and ghosts
are said to have walked this earth.
For many, the existence of such creatures
remains a mystery.
For myself, I know they are real.
They are alive.
They walk the same ground,
they breath the same air,
and they live the same lives as we do.

Not all of the people here are monsters.
No, some are kind souls.
Some are gentle and peaceful,
some are bold yet beautiful.
Not all humans are monsters.
It takes a monster to kill a man,
It takes a man to create a monster.

All monsters are men.

© 2015 Eve


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Lovely. I'm not sure if I'm a monster, but I have a good soul. This broken world is host to all sorts of demons, and I think one determined to hurt innocent people are the worst.


This makes you think, and instead of just doing a requiem, you made something inquisitive and beautiful on paper. Great work :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eve

4 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I was not trying to insinuate that all of us are monsters (altho.. read more



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Very good and interesting poem! The last stanza and the line following it are especially good, and not easy to forget. While the poem is great the way it is, there were a few lines that didn't seem to flow for me. Tiny things like maybe changing the 12th and 13th lines to "Stories of monsters have always been told./ Vampires, werewolves, demons, and ghosts" Thanks for the beautiful poem!

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eve

4 Years Ago

Thank you so much for the review! I will look at those lines again. I really appreciate the feedback.. read more
I really like the topic! This train of thoughts that it is men and women who invented the notion of monsters, that monsters are manlike. Perhaps the history of mankind should be retold as a history of monsters. That would explain much of the calamities humankind has had to face.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Eve

4 Years Ago

Thank you! That's exactly what I was trying to convey!
Brilliant ! What a fantastic poem ! Such truth and power in the last line

Posted 4 Years Ago


Lovely. I'm not sure if I'm a monster, but I have a good soul. This broken world is host to all sorts of demons, and I think one determined to hurt innocent people are the worst.


This makes you think, and instead of just doing a requiem, you made something inquisitive and beautiful on paper. Great work :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Eve

4 Years Ago

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I was not trying to insinuate that all of us are monsters (altho.. read more

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