Poetry – Creativity is our only Salvation – A poem for Charles Baudelaire.

If we have any salvation it is in creativity.

Opher's World

Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire – I wrote this poem in his memory.

Creativity is our only Salvation

 

Evolution set loose a set of rabid apes to terrorise the planet. Intelligent monkeys whose deviousness and ingenuity has been deployed to kill, plunder and coerce.

Yet, in our schizophrenic madness, we are capable of love, art, poetry and altruism.

If we could only learn to master our baser instincts and give full reign to our higher attributes we could create a paradise for all; one in which all living creatures would have their place.

I put my faith in creativity.

 

Creativity is our only Salvation

 

We have no hope

For we are brutes;

Savages with a lust

For cruelty and destruction.

We have no hope

For we would plunder

Rather than build,

Rape rather than love.

We have no hope

Because we would rather

Watch an act of cruelty

Than enjoy…

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