Jeffrey SpahrSummers

(01/26/60 / Colorado Springs)

Ignoring History


We choose to do this
as a society
as a race
we clamber for bread
and circuses like Romans
already corrupted
lounging in our spas
barking orders
throwing undesirables
to the lions because
we don't really know why
but we do it anyway
we live for it somehow
it comforts us
to wield this power
like crafty would be gods
creating chance
and circumstances
handing out candy
lording over life and death

Submitted: Sunday, February 27, 2005
Edited: Thursday, April 29, 2010

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read poems about / on: candy, power, death, history, life

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ignoring History by Jeffrey SpahrSummers )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Humans, Eugene Levich
  2. Independence Day of India 2014 (in acros.., Dr John Celes
  3. Bitter-Sweet Memories, Matthias Pantaleon
  4. Friend 2, Neela Nath
  5. Romantic Love, The Princess
  6. So move, hasmukh amathalal
  7. His Face, Heather Jephcott
  8. Why to think?, hasmukh amathalal
  9. Through my window sill, binod bastola
  10. The bondage, hasmukh amathalal

Poem of the Day

poet Percy Bysshe Shelley

We are as clouds that veil the midnight moon;
How restlessly they speed, and gleam, and quiver,
Streaking the darkness radiantly!--yet soon
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jessie Mackay

 
[Hata Bildir]