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Just like the Ouroboro

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Just like the Ouroboro

Just like the Ouroboro

Just like the Ouroboro
We swallow our own tails
The I, it tries to eat the me
We’re not living in the now
Consciousness, and nature
The coin it has two sides
Yet they are both part of the whole
This cannot be denied.

We all throw nature to the wind
We think we’re separate
So we destroy this planet Earth
To be fools, is this our fate?
We humans, we are nature too
Why do we miss this truth?
As we destroy our planet earth
From nature stand aloof

So like the Ouraboro
We try to eat our tails
We want control, but when we try
Each time we’re doomed to fail
Cause life is transformation
Nothing does stand still
Yet still we try to eat our tails
And I guess we always will

The Ouroboro in Mythology is the misguided snake, who tries to eat his own tail….Peter

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  1. Date: 3/20/2014 1:55:00 PM
    Thanks for the little tidbit of knowledge you have presented. Reminds me of the mythological phoenix that burns itself every 500 years and rises again from the ashes. This is a good descriptive write with good rhyming.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/20/2014 9:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert, sometimes I like to use mythology in my writings because it has so much meaning. I appreciate your comments my friend, as always....Peter
  1. Date: 3/19/2014 4:51:00 PM
    My sentiments exactly and that was beautifully said.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/19/2014 5:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much ML for your very kind comments...peter
  1. Date: 3/18/2014 4:54:00 PM
    great analogy, my friend. I was thinking of something different when I read ouroboro. It was not what I though. check your title. I think it's a typo.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/18/2014 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Andria, I love that mythical stuff, don't you? I have fixed the typo, thanks for letting me know. I appreciate your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 3/17/2014 8:35:00 PM
    Your right it is mankind's inhumanity to man that i don't understand myself, i am part native american on my mother's side so i had to put forth what i felt, but it's not just the native people it's ignorance of difference that bothers me really. are we all not of the same family tree, and of the same human race, and should we not learn to except the difference not hate each other for them. cheri

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 3/17/2014 11:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Cheri, I have a damned sight more in common with indigenous people than I have ever had from my own race. As far as I am concerned, we are the uncivalized ones. With all our greed, and destruction....peter