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Beware the Patriot, the man who loves what he calls “his country”
above real human beings.

Beware the Military Man, the man whose hands drip with blood.
His uniform is a wall he hides behind,
a bunker in which he crouches, afraid of the light of the Sun.

Beware the Journalist, the man who views the world in a fairground mirror,
distorting the dream into a Nightmare, for filthy lucre’s sake.

Beware the Lawmaker, the man who climbs the Spider’s Web,
rewiring it as he goes. His portion is in the Pit.

Beware the Preacher, whose noisy delivery
disguises the thunderstorm of his doubt; who uses others
as a ladder on which to climb to Heaven.

Beware the Artist and the Poet; both shall be judged “guilty”
of doing too little to open eyes
through fear and greed.

Beware the Humanist, the man who holds up a mirror to nothing,
and falls in love with his own reflection.

Beware the Fascist of the Left who, wallowing in the vat
of low self-esteem,
projects the worth of others onto himself and,
angry as only the worthless can be,
espouses values he doesn’t understand.

Above all,
Beware MAN, whose heart is black.

Many thanks to Marcus Ranum for the figures.

Many thanks to Falln-stock
for the smoke.

FEATURED IN:

“ALL AROUND DARKNESS”

“THE PHILOSOPHY CORNER”

“BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES”

“NO, NO, NOT THE COMFY CHAIR”

Tags

abortion, patriotism, fascism, war, murder

Comments

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago

    First, wonderful writing. As I was reading the the first two stanza’s I was thinking, “Beware of us all”…you really said it all at the end. Interesting artistic commentary, which I agree that we need more of from artists and writers.

    Thank you for submitting this and other very fine works to Solo Exhibiton and welcome. :)

  • Thank you for your kind comments, FA.

    – darkvampire

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent words and image to go with it. I would love to know how your mind works to imagine these images up. Well done !

  • Thank you Ric.Much appreciated.

    – darkvampire

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimagealmost 5 years ago

    excellent…
    please consider a submission to this challenge !
    my best, francis.

  • I’ve just done as you suggested, Francis; and thanks.

    – darkvampire

  • chrillefr
    chrillefralmost 5 years ago

    The best in a very, very long time from all of us!

    Chris

  • Thanks a lot, Chris.

    – darkvampire

  • Pagly4u
    Pagly4uabout 4 years ago
    Scary Piece…simply because of the Truth it holds…….a well thought out piece…soo well done….Hugs…….XXX
  • Thanks Pagly. xxx

    – darkvampire

  • Mynybee
    Mynybeeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for the feature, Myn.

    – darkvampire

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinabout 4 years ago

    Very poignant work!!!!

  • Thanks, Greta.

    – darkvampire

  • Tammera
    Tammeraabout 4 years ago

    OOOOH THIS IS AN INSTANT FAVE FOR ME
    CONGRATS ON WELL DESERVED FEATURE…;)

  • Thank you very much, Tanmera.

    – darkvampire

  • LemarquiZ
    LemarquiZabout 4 years ago

    =Congratulations on all countS=

  • Many thanks, LemarquiZ.

    – darkvampire

  • Carol Stocki
    Carol Stockiabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic!

  • Thanks a lot, Carol.

    – darkvampire

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