Theme: Civilization


We say, man is civilised.
And, what is that civility?
We dress up, to cover our nakedness.
And, what more and more civilization has given us?
Painting, sketching, photography, and cinema.
There, we depict our nakedness;
undress, to sell products,
and earn livelihood;
and amass formidable wealth
and flaunt acquired posessions.
If prostitution is not OK,
half way through is passe.

Civilisation is arms piling
to teach intransigents lessons,
so that they fall in line.
Theories must be over-riding.
Social paradigms are more important
than human lives.

Civilisation is steamrolling over
less privileged societies,
the weak and the suffering.
The ultimate goal of civilisation
is the silence of the burial ground!


More By  :  Sharbaaniranjan Kundu

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Comments on this Poem

Comment 2 December 2011
TO: Sharbaniranjan
Live nudity is also practiced at cabaret shows, sea-beaches etc. which spots are rather isolated from the mainstream civilization. But while within its environ, the escape routes for primitive human instincts for nudity are painting et al as “social paradigms are more important than human lives”. “Civilization is steamrolling over less privileged societies”. Indeed so, Thus, again we may recall Aldous Huxley’s warning in early fifties- “History of industrial civilization is going to be one of victory of Belial over God!”

Rajat Das Gupta
02-Dec-2011 08:34 AM

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