We Turn Ourselves Inside Out, New Poetry, Digital Art and Photography, Response Blog to Russell Brand, Taoist Poetry

We Turn Ourselves Inside Out


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every
beast known
is a slave
bound


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the whole
cannot be escaped
splintered or severed

dependence
cannot be
denied



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segmentation
merely a function
of ambulation
self-flagellation

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struggle
all you want

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flee on the wind

every gust and flurry
merely the internal
fractaled respiration

the gasp of a self-exhuming
circular-consuming
cannibalistic
leviathan

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we'll meet again
the next time

we turn in and on
ourselves

every time
we turn ourselves
inside out

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It is all about how we come to together.


Patriotism tends to be a perversion of love and loyalty to the whole that hates and harms more than it loves, and is often more about xenophobia and service to a ruling class than service to a nation and its people.

Although I remain incredibly grateful to the men and women who have stood up to tyranny under the guise patriotism, patriotism itself is often more about keeping the guns of war loaded and aimed than an indication of virtue and altruism.

It ultimately narrows the view of things and dumbs people down. People should be more wary of it. it would make us smarter and harder to manipulate.



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The call to war
Is a call to wailing

Weapons though they may be shiny
Deliver the darkness of violent death
It is only a foolish man who is blinded
By their power and sheen

It is only a short-sighted woman
Who sees demons and enemies
Reflected in a blade’s distorted mirror

It is only a deluded man
Who sees victory at war’s end

Battles are the making of funerals
There are no heroes
There are no victors
Only pallbearers

If you must enter war
You will bear the weight of the fallen
It is a heavy thing
No cause for celebration


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Words and Images are my own.

We Turn Ourselves Inside Out was first published today.

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