B. T. K.

Birthed bearing arms, the weapons of human nature. Fired upon the other munitions, take the form of intelligence. One with nature educated under it, not elevated above it. Not in charge of it, charged to care for it.

What a pitiful lot. Kill for fun, for sport, and for land, got latex gloves to keep the guilty blood off our hands.

We knowingly poison ourselves, blatantly destroy our atmosphere, and the habitat that enables us to exist.

The fight for the crown, this time around, will leave the triumphant King with nothing to rule. Just another rock spinning out of human control, expanding galaxy, created by - whom?

Over the course of time, all life below us adapted and overcame. We have become soft and pitiless. They are resistant to our bacteria, and germ warfare, we become more susceptible to it.

Running low on drugs and chemicals to keep us alive, whats our savior, is there a who, who will be the messiah?

Alone in our stride, the quintessential inhabitants of mother earth, which kills hundreds fold more than it needs to survive.
Were cloning humans for Christs sake, one 8lb 9oz baby boy, blond hair, blue eyes, and hold the circumcise. Would you like fries with that mam?

It will stop at nothing, nothing I tell you...True! At some point this buggy race must end. As we round the 3/4 pole into the stretch, technology leads, money is King, excess rules! Ecology, Astrology and Biology, pace and hold their reins, they've been here before, seasoned veterans on the make, still make it anybodies race.

What are the stakes, in Vegas they'll take odds on anything. Funny, there is no winner of this race. The first to cross the finish line, is just that. The other two will always follow, see they've been together a long, long while.

The end is where you often times find, is also the beginning you just left behind. Question is, will we survive ourselves?
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Written on March 29, 2002

Submitted by Numi on June 17, 2024

Modified by Numi on June 17, 2024

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"Numi" is the pen-name I adopted in 2007 after a friend gifted me a copy of The Essential Rumi; by Coleman Barks. After reading some of my works, it was suggested that it reminded them of the works by Rumi. In no way do I align myself with this Great Master Poet, but I do feel a deep connection to his poetry, and the book of Essentials was my constant companion during a 5 year saga, where I was stranded in the Amazon Jungle of Peru, from 2010-2015. more…

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