Wednesday, October 08, 2008

evil is objectively effortless



evil is objectively effortless

with a face like yours or mine

which is so normal yet
coming from the nether
unspirits roam the world
thrashing at its core
unreasonably vindictive
destructive death is not far
non-action on our part
cuts into it, changing
everything forever
evil is objectively effortless
for a world gone mad
but do we really give a damn
as long as we individually escape

"if only we recognised the monster amongst us"

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Write On Wednesday

Words are a form of action, capable of producing change
~~~~Ingrid Bengis

This has given me food for thought. It can be taken in many ways. Only with words, I come into being, my thoughts materialise out of nowhere. Many a times, writing has nothing to do with it. We might not write a single word but our heart, soul and mind paint a vivid world for us. And words help us put it in perspective. In any way we wish to. As prose. As poetry. Or just disjointed sentences, which makes sense only for us. Or maybe not. Does it make sense? What about you?


28 comments:

ThomG said...

Beautifully done. Expressive and deep.

Michelle Johnson said...

I agree, Gautami. As long as one escapes this evil does anyone really care? Genuinely spoken from the heart. Well done. Have a nice day.

Donn Coppens said...

Reminded me of a book that I saw the other day.
Eichmann in Jerusalem:
A Report on the Banality of Evil

tumblewords said...

evil is objectively effortless
is one of my favorite lines in this very timely and well done piece!

sage said...

Powerful, yes, and when we are only out for ourselves, we risk falling

Angel said...

Very well done! A powerful poem.

confused said...

some thoughtful words that ring the truth..well done

Just someone said...

"if only we recognised the monster amongst us"

that is such a powerful statement!

Great work - as always!!!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

"evil is objectively effortless"
that is so true!

Ghost Particle said...

//for a world gone mad
but do we really give a damn
as long as we individually escape//

we dont Gautami, because then only we can live this world. our style :)

and the monsters among us, however dangerous they are, it doesnt matter for them dont have time to retreat to their dreams.

TD said...

Well done. Thoroughly enjoyed the passion and use of words.

Stan Ski said...

Ir's the truth - but the same can be said for Good - something we sometimes tend to disregard.

Rethabile said...

True poem, unfortunately. The "evil" line is nice.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Hi Gautami, in my case with my extraordinary face, it's probably the monster within that you would have to worry about.

anthonynorth said...

Great message here. The 'monster' is always us. Just look at the global meltdown. The banking system caused it, but it's just a reflection of us.

Seachanges said...

Short but succinct - yes, words do have power!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Those last two lines say it all, don't they?

Nice to see you doing more poetry again, G! I've missed it!

venus66 said...

Words are beautifully woven.

durablepigments said...

Makes me think of a book I read years ago on the nature of evil. A topic of enduring fascination...

Nathan said...

A dark work but true in many respects. Maybe our inaction is the monster.

angel said...

You know,it's sad because for alot of people your poem IS true. They don't care what happens to others as long as they are ok.

Bobbi said...

"... evil is objectively effortless
for a world gone mad ..." This sums up the state of our world today. Just because we live in the 21st century, doesn't mean the evil did not migrate with us.

Nice!

Becca said...

You're so right, words help put everything into perspective, even if we don't actually put them onto paper.

Tammy said...

(((Tami))) A wonderfully profound poem. It's great to read your poetry again. I've had such a lazy summer. Can you send me your poetry mojo?

Quin Browne said...

oh, this was simply lovely...

Annamari said...

"evil is objectively effortless
for a world gone mad
but do we really give a damn
as long as we individually escape"

I was thinking at these lines while watching Rashomon. How unfortunately true, but I do believe there is hope...

Crafty Green Poet said...

yeah, recognising the monster can be a challenge....

artpredator said...

good question--do we care about community or just ourselves?