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Wicker ManThe power that truly impresses us,Wicker Man3 days ago in Traditional Fixed Forms
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and which throughout history, we most enjoy,
has never been the power of new creation,
but rather the power to destroy.
After all, a single death is a tragedy,
but a million deaths is a statistic;
and ever since Stalin first said those words,
we've proven them nightmarishly realistic.
Indeed, some have expanded them further still,
predicting what even Stalin did not:
Saying that one death makes you a murderer,
a million makes you a conqueror,
and a billion makes you a god.
the day always comes 'round again,
when we feel the necessity
of blood sacrifice:
for our true gods Mars and Moloch
are forever hungry,
and deaths are always
their demanded prize.
Because the greatest and most ultimate statement
is to forcibly take a life:
In the end, nothing else
can ever hope to suffice.
We never much care
about the power of beginnings,
because against the orgy of bloodlust,
it will always pale...
Fertility and growth,