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The Painted Animal

Siempre el rostro de lo bestial

Always the face of the bestial 
a creature in fabric
of no more than instinctual
an instinct driven by predators

Knee-jerk reflexes for survival
and so we are this
the painted animal

All morality by some gangster curse
alpha above each other
educated in the doctrines
of humanities warmonger
to be the worst resort
the scrabbling rats
who chew and gnaw at the meaning of life

Ever depicted in this trait
towards destruction
to destroy ourselves
this self-hate 
a brushstroke of our obscurity
to whitewash a desperate search
for loves actuality

But the painted animals do not love
they merely perpetuate the species
obsess themselves with close-knit families

And throughout histories translation
by politics and religion
so degraded the human
this painted animal of violent intention
the pretense of its rebellion
a damp squid
as time would tell

And although we struggle to recognize the lie
the truth of ourselves eludes
lost amidst the rhetoric
and murderous abnegation
deliberate confusion has no conception of what it means to be a human-being
only what it means to be less than human

"We were saying how very important it is to bring about, in the human mind, the radical revolution. The crisis is a crisis in consciousness, the crisis that cannot anymore accept the old norms, the old patterns, the ancient traditions and considering what the world is now, with all the misery, conflict, destructive brutality, aggression and so on. Man is still as he was, is still brutal, violent, aggressive, acquisitive, competitive and... he has built a society along these lines." Jiddu Krishnamurti 1966

The human never exalted
for the miracle it is
within Gods creation

Unloved, unwanted
yet still the tool of obsequious
yet the human demeaned
painted and derided 
nothing more than just a painted animal

Siempre el rostro de lo bestial

Y con este fin arrasa con su amor
por solo los malos y los amargos
es su sabor a vida

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