A rocky height of towering truth

A hundred years of blood and sacrifice

Laid waste in haste to crown a naked lie

Where courtiers smile like truth and gloat

Up among the goat-men at the throat

Once taken, that first step reflects

The once-fine earth, which now collects

Within the wheels of grasping greed

Old boys, less good, embrace the skin

Beneath the hooves of goats and men

©Stephen Tanham 2022

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being.

http://www.thesilenteye.co.uk and http://www.suningemini.blog

15 Comments on “Beneath the horns of goats and men

  1. HI Steve, this is thought provoking and I am wondering what inspired it. Whether it is the general state of the world or whether the recent ruling in the USA on carbon emission control has contributed to your thought process.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. It was an emotive and general observation about the common nature of the people destroying generations of kindness.

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  2. I share your feelings, Steve. So much that was good and took an age to build, being corrupted by smiling men of poor character.

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  3. A powerful poem, Steve. I couldn’t help but see the US all over this, though I saw in one of your comments that you were aiming more globally. To half of the US population, truth no longer matters. In fact, it’s met with utter disdain. We are really in tough shape over here. It’s scary.

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    • It is scary over here, too, Diana. Brexit was a billionaire-funded tissue of lies that is devastating the UK economy. A scary number of people admitted to voting for it because they ‘weren’t consulted last time’ when Britain joined the EU – despite the fact that they’d enjoyed 47 years of prosperity. At the time of writing, two of the most senior Tory (read ‘Republican’) ministers have just resigned. The weave is unraveling, but the damage is done.

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