Tonight I saw a most vile thing
The brutality of it is immense,
Cruelty and greed are the high points of its character.
Leading lines of hellish opulence
A blatant disregard for nature
Monolithic blocks of concrete
Impersonal and separating,
Insulting the dominion of peace.
Destruction of freedom,
And the creation of property.
An architectural metaphor for murder!
The elegance of a thousand years,
Slapped back into modernity.
The theft of ethereal infinity
Hacked by a saber of rebar, concrete, and steel
The stamp of totalitarianism.
*Note: The poem is written for metaphorical value for the type of political mindset which produces the shameful structures that are in place. There are plenty of examples of wonderful and futuristic brutalism inspired architecture which is natural and free-flowing.
**DON’T FUEL THE FIRE! TURN OFF THE TV AND FORGET THE MEDIA! THE TRUTH IS NEAR!
*** ENJOY YOUR LIFE! BE FREE!
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