July 13, 2017
Each week we examine a theme from a variety of points of view. This week’s theme is revolution in honor of Bastille Day, which falls on July 14th.
Today’s poem is a about how a desire for utopia, or perfect good, can lead to evil.
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Utopians are unrepentant monsters.
The perfect is the perfect rationale.
O send us serial killers, rapists, gangsters,
Preferably to "should" becoming "shall"!
In those who seek to make their visions real,
A rage becomes the furnace of their zeal;
Nor can they love, who would impose their will,
Sure enough of paradise to kill.
© by Nicholas Gordon
Hear or watch me recite this poem and listen to the music I chose for it at https://www.poemsforfree.com/utopia.html. For more poems about politics, go to https://www.poemsforfree.com/politicalpoems.html .
This week’s theme: Revolution
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