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

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

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 a scene of beauty.

We have no hope

For our instinct

Is always

Fear, hatred and retribution,

Rather than forgiveness

And a healing hand.

 

Creativity

Must be

Our only

Salvation.

 

Opher 4.6.2016

4 thoughts on “Poetry – Creativity is our only Salvation – A poem for Charles Baudelaire.

      1. 🙏 Vibrant Energy is So healthy isn’t it Opher!? And it leads to a path of enthusiasm! Don’t forget to sing 🎶Happy Birthday🎶 to yourself Opher, to all your contributions and vital mistakes to becoming a better person in the world! All that really matters is one person at a time… In their own right, in their own living, in their very own song and dance of who they are! Open your gift of words Widely for the world Opher!☀️🙌 … it’s back to lunch for me…

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