GAIA

GAIA

A Poem by redzone

Gaia

You know,
when you see our world
from outer space,
there are no borders!
No manifest destiny
or chosen people.
So why is the USA #1?
Except,
because of
genocide, slavery
and the barbarity
of rivers of blood
that flowed, and flows
out of the barrel
of a gun!

And,
there has never been
anything good about
living parasitically
off the people
of the world.

~~redzone 7.12.14

© 2014 redzone


Author's Note

redzone
thanks for reading

My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Reviews

A very strong write. Patriotism can turn to chauvinism in a blink of an eye. We need to have a political units but we need to see ourselves as human first.

Posted 6 Years Ago


oh my goodness, what a theme....and the last lines drive it home so hard...

living parasitically off of others....

yeah sure, We're number 1! not so, these days...we have not acted like we deserve that mantra.

Posted 6 Years Ago


I was expecting some enchanting poem about earth mother Gaia but you've given us some food for thought here instead. Great write sir.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Definitely not what I was expecting Curt, it reads as a Greek tragedy but the subject
matter hits close to our home. I think this can be read both ways, depending on your
viewpoint. Genocide has occurred often and without protest most of the time. Whatever
happened to the Genocide Convention? If we had intervened sooner, the Holocaust would
possibly not have continued on for over six and a half years, saving countless lives
.....there are few answers and many ambivalent solutions that flow from the barrel of a gun, but sometimes it's the lesser of two evils...

Much food for thought here my dear friend. x

Posted 6 Years Ago



Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

195 Views
4 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 1 Library
Added on July 13, 2014
Last Updated on July 13, 2014

Author

redzone
redzone

somewhere, usa



Writing
A Cat Poem A Cat Poem

A Poem by redzone



Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..