I wrote this after reading a few Allen Ginsberg poems. I was not at all happy with the way society was progressing and thought I ought to put something down in words.
I stand for a positive zeitgeist. I think we can build a fair global society, do away with exploitation, poverty and war and produce a world based on freedom, love and equality. That would be something to be proud of and worthy of our intelligence.
The present greed and hatred driven squabble is dire. I wanted to divorce myself from all of its violent selfishness.
I need to address you – humanity.
For I cannot continue to exist
As a member of your gang –
The universe might hold me to blame!
Humanity – your selfishness and greed
With the arrogance of your viciousness.
Your brilliance shines out to the very stars
Your cruelty and thoughtlessness will not be believed! You who claim to be civilised
Exploit and disregard with impunity
Without regard to consequence
To other living things
To your children
Or the future.
Humanity you are merely a show-off!
You have no depth, no soul
You are a natty coat of paint
Over rotten oak.
Humanity – I abhor you!
You enrage me with your authority.
What gives you the right to act so grand?
You are nothing but a fucking junky pimp!
You sell the future
For a short fix.
You are a fool who cannot see the outcome
You are an idiot with an urge for destruction
A child with a thirst for blood
For all your pumped up pomposity
You are a bloated fart in the solar wind.
Humanity – I have seen your bear-pits
Your badger baiting
Have you no shame? Have you no compassion?
I have seen the postcards of your hangings
Photos of your massacres
Paintings of your executions
I have heard your rapings, your plunder and ravishing,
Your wanton destruction
Your detailed plans
Humanity I have wept while you laughed
I have watched you eat and drink to excess
I have seen you throw goodness aside
Oblivious to what is fair
To the starving
To the dying
To the cries
For designer trainers and a third DVD
You deserve it!
I have watched you eaten by war and racism,
Sexism and abuse
There is always an excuse
Always a victim
There will always be the poor
The beaten and defeated.
Humanity – you will always be a winner
Your G7 meet
A smile is a snarl
A handshake a restraint
A handout a loan
You show a lot of interest
Measure results by profit
Worth by similarity
And are only free with judgement
Humanity – I have seen your prisons, your dungeons
Your rubbish dumps, effluent, values
And your revenge.
I have felt your contempt
I have watched you sneer.
You are so big, bright and clever
From the right school
Where your best is great and your worst to be expected.
Humanity – I have decided
What is wrong with you is that you have none!