Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)


Words Of Revered Philosophers Prompted What? - Poem by Terence George Craddock (afterglows echoes of starlight)

Is it the words of revered
philosophers that you idolized?
philosophers only interpreted the world
put people cultures concepts sorted
into symbolic boxes sorted filed locked
philosopers think thought fail final foiled
point departmentalized often overlooked
the point is not to label know the world

the point is theory or a new world changed?
interpret the world or change the world?
reader philosopher understands a world read?
can a world read really be intricacies grasped
can a world read bookish really be action grasped
not sweated experienced be understood?
is the only way to understand the world
by acting upon intricate systems in the world?

handling delicate ecosystems in the world?
handling apex power structures in the world?
who is mind culture control acting upon the world?
what agendas are spiders spun changing the world?
making the world your own sculptured
grasped spinning clasp held in power hand?
words of revered pilosophers prompted what?
words of revered pilosophers prompted what?

making the world your own sculptured
grasped spinning held in palm of hand?
Stalin Hitler other despots time scalped

The Communist Manifesto by German philosophers
Karl Marx and Frriedrich Engels lead to revolution communism...
Friedrich Nietzsche another studied German philosopher
challenged foundations of Christianity traditional morality...
Nietzsche applauded war mongers like Caesar and Napoleon
like communism Nietzsche's pervasive thought extended...
a devastating influence upon the 20th century especially
inspiring horrific barbarity carnage in Continental Europe...

in storm war predatory 1930's aspects of Nietzsche's thought
were espoused by nasty Nazis, Italian Fascists, Adolf Hitler
Benito Mussolini, Nazi interpreters selectively edited;
chosen seed passages from Nietzsche's writings twisted
juxtaposition in race class hatred propaganda spin justified;
war aggression invasion domination nationalistic superiority
racial self-glorification lead to demonic evil holocaust policy;
Stalin Hitler other despots since net vilified time despised

despots dreampt vile conquest dreams
making the world their own sculptured
grasped spinning held in dictator hand?
Stalin Hitler other despots time despised
put their dirty hands upon the wheel world
their visions tortured flesh flamed
innocent minds interspaced opposed
choose evil images ideals self interest prompted

choose the way of Buddha Jesus disciplined
peace harmony realized lived beautified
my choices are words my life written lived
not wealth but truth esteemed liberated
tolerance honesty kindness forgiveness gifted
blessings upon humanity peace promoted

tyrants put their dirty hands upon the wheel world
their visions tortured flesh flamed innocent minds opposed
tyrants choose evil images ideals self interest prompted
choose not way of Buddha Jesus peace harmony realized lived
peace choices are transformation words life prosperity lived
not wealth but truth tolerance honesty kindness peace promoted


Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Written in February 2015 on the 23.2.2015.
Complete version of the split images 'Philosophers Interpreted The World But? ', 'Better Shapes Worlds Not Chosen? ' and 'Stalin Hitler Spun A Chaos World? ' by Terence George Craddock.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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