Two Feet Bad* Sonnet

By dwells

Forbidden fruit, a scapegoat for our blame
The world will quake with terror while we live
Oh upright beast: I think I know your name
The gift of death was always ours to give

With murder in your gut, you go insane
Dominion do you covet, over all
Bi-pedal: that accursed mark of Cain
The creatures of creation in your thrall

Diminutive; with homicidal hearts
That guilty conscience – troublesome, it prods
The killing never stopping, once it starts
Our righteous wrath dispensed like we were gods

A suicidal species in despair
Our punishment is more than we can bear


"Two feet Bad. Four feet Good" - slogan from Orwell's "Animal Farm"
 

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Copyright 2017 dwells
Published on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.     Filed under: "Philosophical" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

"Two feet Bad. Four feet Good". Slogan from Orwell's "Animal Farm"
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  • Drea On Thursday, November 9, 2017, Drea (1521)By person wrote:

    I've read this at least 6 times. I begin to type out a comment, but nothing seems to sum up just how much I love this. So, I think I'll keep it. Just a small way to show how much I appreciate this.

  • dwells On Friday, November 10, 2017, dwells (5706)By person wrote:

    Thanks so much Drea. I think (belatedly) Orwell's animal slogan was actually "Two legs bad...". Nevertheless, Cain was marked for killing Abel ("Genesis", Chapter 4) so that none would slay him as he wandered east of Eden; where he took a wife and built a city (where did these people come from?). What if we are all descended from Cain, the first murderer, and not so much Abel and later Seth’s lineage (Adam’s third son)? By the way, our Homo erectus DNA is very similar to chimpanzees, and includes Homo neanderthalensis elements as well. Were we arboreal in The Garden I wonder?? So many questions - cheers! - Dan

  • worm On Thursday, November 9, 2017, worm (1316)By person wrote:

    isn't it funny that when we figure out that we have the ability to think, we automatically put ourselves at the top of the list? the trouble with human beings is our lost humanity... ~worm~

  • A former member wrote: i don't know much about sonnets but the piece is just awesome. i love the flow and how the words are metaphorically woven to produce such a wonderful poem. good job mate

  • Allen On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Allen (224)By person wrote:

    Im with Kaiser on that. Id love to see how that brain works. Everytime i read something from you i leave with a smile for some reason.

  • Phalanx On Wednesday, November 8, 2017, Phalanx (515)By person wrote:

    If I hadn't stopped by to read it, I'd have never known.

  • dwells On Thursday, November 9, 2017, dwells (5706)By person wrote:

    Yeah, Misanthropes R' Us amigo. I lost my youthful altruism at an early age; it only gets worse. Cheers to all! - Danny Downer

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