Poetry – The Great Ape

The Great Ape

I am the great ape

Who grew an imagination.

I imagined god

And I imagined a nation.

I imagined money

Music and fashion.

I am the great ape

Who grew an imagination.

Opher – 13.9.2020

I blame it on religion.

We have lost sight of what we really are. We are apes.

Nothing more.

Intelligent apes.

We have this absurd notion that we are superior to every other form of life.

We are not.

We are apes.

We feel we are separate from the web of life that exists upon this planet. We are not.

We are apes.

We are part of the great web of life that has evolved.

We invented this notion that we were specially created by some god and alone, out of all the creatures on the planet, have a soul.

This is wrong.

We are apes.

We have no soul.

We evolved on this planet the same as every other creature.

We think that all life was put on this planet for us to use and abuse at will.

It wasn’t.

It evolved the same as us and has the same right to live as we have.

We think that all over life is so inferior it does not think or feel. So we can torture and slaughter it with impunity.

That is wrong.

They feel. They feel as much as us.

We are apes. No better, no worse.

The sooner we understand that the better.

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