Antigone, By Brian37

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Antigone, By Brian37

Antigone, By Brian37

 

He's my brother

Are not we all

Cruel to outsiders

They shall fall

 

Why cant we

Look past divisions

See flesh as flesh

And death as death

 

War after war

We defend our own

Yet from mothers and sisters

We all came

 

Of labels and nations

Our flags we wave

Outsiders will rot

Under buzzards and flies

 

And what has changed

Death after death

War after war

Nothing

 

Our sisters cry

When bombs birst

Borders mean nothing

Upon our birth

 

Why is cruelty

Our species norm

Of Antigone

Compassion learned

 

From the first stone

To bash a skull

Over power and resources

And nothing more

 

If intellect

Matured faster than weapons

A time would arise

When humanity abandons them

 

Our world too small

To conquer more

SHOUT ANTIGONE

UNTILL THEY HEAR

 

DNA and evolution

Already prove

The same past

All have come

 

And all our future

Is clad in iron

Whatever epitaph

For all are written

 

In as such

None escape

Antigone's cry

Should be old age

 

A better world

It would be

If this play

Had no inspiration

 

Antigone

I HATE YOU

For having to write

These much needed prose

 

YOU BITCH

Slutty traitor

Don't emasculate me

In front of the world

 

You burried my brother

Who turned on me

Incestuous treason

To my tribe

 

HOW DARE YOU ANTIGONE

Criticize Bush

For water boarding

Or the Geniva Convention

 

PRESUME GUILT

KILL BY DEFAULT

FUCK OUTSIDERS

LEAVE THEM TO ROT

 

I am sorry to say

Antigone

This may not wane

Despite your message

 

Our brothers die

In all generations

In all of history

In all nations

 

The only bastards

That I see

Are those who ignore you

Antigone

 

 

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
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For those who don't know

For those who don't know Antigone is the Greek play of the Oedipus trilogies.
Antigone is the tragic hero. She is the daughter of Oedipus and has a sister and two brothers. Her brothers end up on opposite sides of a war and both die battling each other.

The play is about her conflict of burying her brother who ended up the enemy of the state. In real life, in that antiquity that was considered blasphemy to lend aid a burial to the enemy dead. You left them to rot.

Antigone in this play, defies the state AND the gods and buries her brother.

THE following section of my poem was not blasting her, but portraying the attitude of the state in anyone lending aid to the enemy.

"Slutty traitor

Don't emasculate me

In front of the world



You buried my brother

Who turned on me

Inscestious treason

To my tribe "

END QUOTE

This is unfortunately the attitude even in the modern world. We end up on opposite sides of an issue and it ends up being "us vs them". This play's intent, and what modern humanity still fails to see, are the shades of gray and what the character Antigone saw, that in the end we are all human.

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus -- and nonbelievers."Obama
Check out my poetry here on Rational Responders Like my poetry thread on Facebook under BrianJames Rational Poet also on twitter under Brianrrs37