Stephen Loomes

Bronze Star - 2,312 Points (21ST JUNE 1950 / SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

Tribute To Wilhelm Reich - Poem by Stephen Loomes

I would like to say that I cannot believe
How cruel people can be to each other
But I can’t because I see the inhumanity
Everyday, like angry apes nothing escapes
The ravening cruelty of our species
In which context let me exult Wilhelm Reich
He was a lighthouse of intellect among humanity
And yet he was hounded by the Nazis
Who would have killed him but he escaped
So they burned his books so no-one could know
What a compassionate genius he was
His beliefs were simple and related to sex
He said those who controlled and suppressed it
Were neurotic and those who found orgasm
Regularly, were taking a path away from neurosis
And when he escaped to America
The land of the free, he was certified a lunatic
Never to be released and in prison he died
Effectively crucified by the religious repression
Of those who sublimated their healthy sexual energy
Into power and lived and enforced their neuroses
Oh how, Wilhelm would have loved the present times
When sexuality and its expression was no longer a crime.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 27, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, June 27, 2013

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