2 thoughts on “HE SAID HE WOULD STOP THEM. DID HE?

  1. Manimal
    I came into this world like a puzzled
    panther
    Wanting to be caged
    But something stood in the way
    I was never quite tamed
    I crossed the paths of right and wrong
    And saw them take their toll
    I saw armies that marched
    And like animals they crawled
    Evolution is a process too slow
    To save my soul
    But I’ve got this creature on my back
    And it just won’t let go
    If I am only an animal
    Then I can do no wrong
    But they say something better
    So I’ve gotta hold on

    1. Der Panter
      by Rainer Maria Rilke
      THE PANTHER
      Jardin des Plantes, Paris
      The bars go by, and watching them his sight
      grows tired and fails to grasp what eyes are for.
      There are a thousand bars, it seems to him;
      behind the thousand bars there’s nothing more.
      The supple gait of swift and powerful steps
      pacing out its circle on the ground
      is like a dance of strength around a center
      in which a great bewildered mind is bound.
      Yet now and then the curtain of the pupil
      silently parts: a picture goes inside,
      slips through the tightened limbs, and in the heart
      ceases to be, like something that has died.

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