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Our impulses does civilisation set out to control Regulation rules. Let slip society's commandments And the feral runs riot. Between the rational and the visceral There is a constant struggle Identified so starkly in The Heart Of Darkness Where unmoored from the diktats of custom Kurtz his moral compass loses. This same lesson does Lord Of The Flies Try to inculcate And the horrors of tribalism Does indicate With sadistic cruelty Buttressed by the strength of power Today the internet with all its temptations Anonymity,images of perversion And the hubris of the individual The shackles of constraint sunders To drive the individual To explore The dark side of human nature. It is a deeper belief That within one must reside A bulwark to throw up Against the rising tide To hold back The wrecking waves Imperilling What the Good Lord set out to save.

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