Ray Lucero


How To: Create A Monster - Poem by Ray Lucero

How is a monster created?

By forming a theocratic elitist government
By seeking power and control of global neighbors
By stealing oil and natural resources through violence
By establishing military bases around the world
By developing and hoarding nuclear weapons

How is a monster created?

By recruiting soldiers from poverty,
By dehumanizing new recruits
By teaching and condoning torture
By unleashing darkness from soldier psyche

How is a monster created?

By allowing biased corporate media propaganda
By televising violence and sex
By developing violent video games
By feeding empty junk food to our children
By selling cheap firearms

Who then is this “Monster”?

THE MONSTER IS US!

ROTMS


Comments about How To: Create A Monster by Ray Lucero

  • (1/22/2008 8:11:00 PM)


    Most unfortunate situation in the world! Let us hope good sense will prevail over all and a better society is born in 2008.
    'Sabko sanmathi dhe Bhagawan' - Givegood sense to all! My God!
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  • (1/19/2007 11:22:00 AM)


    I prefer the Frankenstein approach, with the lightning bolts. Crud. Too late, Bush is alive and we forgot to put a brain in there. -chuck (Report) Reply

  • (3/25/2006 1:17:00 PM)


    Totalitiariansm (did I spell that right! ?) closer to it than we think? Moyax (Report) Reply

  • (3/21/2006 4:42:00 PM)


    True words

    Patricia
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  • (3/21/2006 2:51:00 PM)


    I liked it very much, but the last line really let it down. (Report) Reply

  • K. Jared Hosein (3/21/2006 2:50:00 PM)


    A raw piece that compares contemporary society to monstrous creatures by not metaphorical references but blatant truth. The words blare like a siren of warning upon humanity, a warning that we may reach a point where we cannot go back to a humane (human) state. An interesting read.

    - K.
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  • (3/21/2006 2:22:00 PM)


    Nicely done and so true! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 28, 2008


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