The Trade

Posted by: Aneesh Lohani

Here is a short poem that reflects on the progressive effects of natural selection. While Charles Darwin coined the phrase to expound on evolutionary processes, I attempt to discuss the implication of this particular evolutionary idea encompassing wider perspectives as political, social, and economic matters.

The Trade

Baffled with worldly strategem
The hierarchy’s here to stay
Driven by unholistic principles
Promiscuity exudes a threat
The potent conquer their foreground
Scare the frail aborigines away
The world’s a selective empire
Precedence: the order of the day

Predetors demolish predetors
Battles for territorial land
The fiercest make monopoly
New hierarch procalimed
Nations domineer nations
Lust for supreme control
Nuclear race for leadership
Third World in turmoil

Survival of the fittest
Nature’s proclivities deep-rooted
Struggle for existence
Cacophony worldly vested
The victors rise to the occasion
The vanquished perish in ovation
The vibrant world of reality
Live a lifetime of inequity

Imperialism in retrospect
Cultural invasion: the status quo
Strengthen your economy
Globalism: the way to go
Bring them political metamorphosis
Neophytes new burgeon out
Ruin their identity
Jingoism is now a doubt

Oligarchy takes center stage
Demogogues make promises
Chaos and upheaval in-place
Life’s profundity deteriorates
Society practices ignorance
And laid back for ages
Banished to the lower spaces
Of the hierarchal stages

Survival of the fittest
Nature’s proclivities deep-rooted
Struggle for existence
Cacophony worldly vested
The victors rise to the occasion
The vanquished perish in ovation
The vibrant world of reality
Live a lifetime of inequity

The Trade was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by Aneesh Lohani
 

Blog Comments

  1. rage_on

    Great work!
    It is definitely at a higher caliber and fit for a metal #.
    This is such a well crafted work addressing common facts and facades in society in an occupying and prodigious way.

  2. heretic

    Nicely done. Black Sabbath or Slayer come to mind, but what you’ve written is more mature. Within EU, you seem to be at a higher calibre when it comes to poetry– but let’s see more of your work before we come to that conclusion.

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