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Body Armor

Post by audiofool » Wed May 10, 2017 2:47 am

I wonder what possessed me
what force in nature or beyond
of such character
and power
to delude me
to deceive me
into believing
in a goodness innate
in a mind so profound
a heart so pure?

what compelled me
to take as my right
another child of God
as my property
to quote pious words
in defense
of the ancient
and indefensible act
of human bondage?

to corrupt
if possible
the image of
incorruptible spirit
in subjection to
the whim of
irredeemable flesh
this for profit and leisure
security and status?

but to avoid the jihad
on the interior
I am forced to
externalize the conflict
to choose as scapegoats
for my own failings
my own vanity
weak, vulnerable
and unsuspecting targets

to explode
with justified rage
ever larger
and more intimidating
weapons of
mass annihilation
to drive the point
to make it clear
I will not negotiate
with terrorists

what causes me
to rationalize
to minimize
the evil within
and project
all vile, inhuman
and sinister behaviors
to this object
I call "the enemy?"

am I capable of
being subjective?
the question
answers itself

Who will deliver me
from this body of death?

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Re: Body Armor

Post by heinzs » Wed May 10, 2017 6:33 pm

An' it harm none, do what ye will. Blessed Be.
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