Cain XXX

Rookie (1992 / Singapore)

I Am Civilized. - Poem by Cain XXX

i'm dressed in a suit
i sit at a table to eat.
am i then,
civilized?

i hold in my hand,
the most advanced.
the machine that determines
both Life and Death.
am i,
civilized?

i spent my childhood in school,
years attaining knowledge
so as to grow up to be
the best.
the strongest.
the survivor.
i am educated
therefore am civilized.

i am a human
and not a beast
though i but live
to kill and eat
my food is cooked
i kill with bombs
and not with stones and sticks.
therefore am advanced
therefore am civilized.

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Comments about I Am Civilized. by Cain XXX

  • Cheryl Daytec-Yangot (10/13/2008 7:02:00 AM)

    Hello, Cain. I like this poem. So powerful, so double-edged, so cool in its sarcasm. Its message is similar to one long poem I wrote some years ago. I called it Vanishing. I will post it in a moment for you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 9, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 26, 2008


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