the devil makes me do it

March 16, 2009

Rather than deny
our beastly origins,

let us embrace
the little monsters.

We cannot teach those
we do not embrace.

We tend to kill them.

10 Responses to “the devil makes me do it”

  1. Paul Says:

    Accept the inner animal, excellent advice. And I love the little barbed ending, perfectly timed.

  2. qazse Says:

    For example: I think we must understand what sexuality is and is not. In our schizoid relationship with sex we tend to treat it as meaning rather than biological fact. Women who admit urges are “whores” when in fact they are hard wired to procreate. Ironically, our denial of our animal nature keeps us from transcending it. We suffocate in our own preoccupation.

  3. krkbaker Says:

    I was just having this conversation the other day. Funny how that works.

  4. qazse Says:

    kim – what was your point of view in the conversation?

  5. pauline Says:

    “We suffocate in our own preoccupation.”

    this is as telling as the poem!

  6. The little demons make the world go round, the demiurge’s spawn, the archons embrace.

  7. qazse Says:

    pauline – thank you

    Johnny – very poetic

  8. mikaelah Says:

    Well…here is how it appears to me in my experience …when the little “monsters” are totally embraced and I mean totally – I have noticed how the “monster” part just disintegrates. I mean it falls apart… could be the transcend you talk about, I don’t know. Anyway… it seems to me that the only teaching ever needed was in the connection…and that isn’t really a teaching but more of an awareness of how alike we really are… and then after that … it’s just a love fest.

  9. qazse Says:

    mikaelah – I like your embracement to disintegration insight.

    In the poem, I think I am coming from the notion that there is a certain amount of socialization of our offspring we are required to do. It is natural for them/us to act in certain ways – along certain vectors. Our responses are a mode of teaching. Often parents and institutions label the person as “bad” when they are simply acting from instinct. Perhaps a child is told that the devil made them distracted and they did not love jesus enough to pay attention. Or it is a mortal sin to think about sex. Or it is evil to use birth control.

    I agree with you. The only teaching really required is in awareness of our inter-being.

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