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Author Topic: Disease of Rome  (Read 719 times)

Atehequa

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Disease of Rome
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:23:20 pm »
Crosses, numbers, woodpeckers and wolves
How well we know these old symbols of hate
Hammers, Wotan's eye and the love of Jesus
The constant fear that their influence will abate
 
Families, flocks, herds and fierce warriors
Drifting southwest searching for a new home
Trampling over dying olive skin Latin imperialists
These invaders contracted the disease of Rome
 
Franks, Goths, Lombards and the Vandals
End of an oppressive empire, new sign of hope
Yet as with the fierce Angles, Jutes and Saxons
Becoming sword wielding vassals of the Pope
 
Old Gaul, Hispania, Illyricum and Italia  
Bloodstained blades, crosses on their shields
Same as Britannia, Caledonia and Hibernia
How swiftly their new homes become battlefields
 
Conquest, Holy Empire and Kingdom of Heaven
Well over a thousand bloody years of reveling in wars
Africa, Asia, oceans, islands and on to the Americas
Spread these descendants of Teutons and Roman whores
Muckhswe kee sishet tepe?

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Re: Disease of Rome
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 09:14:50 pm »
Quote from: Atehequa;153197
Crosses, numbers, woodpeckers and wolves
How well we know these old symbols of hate
Hammers, Wotan's eye and the love of Jesus
The constant fear that their influence will abate
 
Families, flocks, herds and fierce warriors
Drifting southwest searching for a new home
Trampling over dying olive skin Latin imperialists
These invaders contracted the disease of Rome
 
Franks, Goths, Lombards and the Vandals
End of an oppressive empire, new sign of hope
Yet as with the fierce Angles, Jutes and Saxons
Becoming sword wielding vassals of the Pope
 
Old Gaul, Hispania, Illyricum and Italia  
Bloodstained blades, crosses on their shields
Same as Britannia, Caledonia and Hibernia
How swiftly their new homes become battlefields
 
Conquest, Holy Empire and Kingdom of Heaven
Well over a thousand bloody years of reveling in wars
Africa, Asia, oceans, islands and on to the Americas
Spread these descendants of Teutons and Roman whores


You know, I've been reading a lot of WWII lit lately and the one thing that's so inspiring is that moment when the stronger soldier always seems to realize the humanity of his enemy, even as he's in the process of taking his life. I cannot imagine the mental strength and compassion one must have to love and understand a fellow human being even as they both strive to kill the other. These men were amazing and have a unique wisdom in both life and spirit that blows me away.

Interestingly, a LOT of war veterans go on to pursue careers in teaching, construction, etc. Basically, they hope to teach and create rather than hold on to destruction and hatred, even after all they'd been through. Again, what absolutely amazing and inspiring people.

Sorry for the ramble. :) But art is meant to be thought-provoking I suppose.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2014, 09:15:46 pm by Juniperberry »
The pace of progress in artificial intelligence (I’m not referring to narrow AI) is incredibly fast. [...] The risk of something seriously dangerous happening is in the five year timeframe. 10 years at most.--Elon Musk

I am in the camp that is concerned about super intelligence," [Bill] Gates wrote. "First the machines will do a lot of jobs for us and not be super intelligent. That should be positive if we manage it well. A few decades after that though the intelligence is strong enough to be a concern. I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don\'t understand why some people are not concerned."

Atehequa

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Re: Disease of Rome
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2014, 05:03:02 pm »
Quote from: Juniperberry;153202
You know, I've been reading a lot of WWII lit lately and the one thing that's so inspiring is that moment when the stronger soldier always seems to realize the humanity of his enemy, even as he's in the process of taking his life. I cannot imagine the mental strength and compassion one must have to love and understand a fellow human being even as they both strive to kill the other. These men were amazing and have a unique wisdom in both life and spirit that blows me away.

Interestingly, a LOT of war veterans go on to pursue careers in teaching, construction, etc. Basically, they hope to teach and create rather than hold on to destruction and hatred, even after all they'd been through. Again, what absolutely amazing and inspiring people.

Sorry for the ramble. :) But art is meant to be thought-provoking I suppose.


Oh no problem. As an old angler once told me - "Top water flies and lures rarely attract the bottom feeders"
Muckhswe kee sishet tepe?

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