Poetry – Creativity is our only Salvation

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

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.

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