Category Archives: Society

XI: SOCIETY

 XI

SOCIETY

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Nationhood
Agriculture
Community
Villages
Culture
Leadership
Technology
Justice
Criminals
Human Rights
Globalisation
Travel
Creativity
Art

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Nationhood -/- Agriculture

11:1
Nationhood

Qualities of coveted commonwealths;
Wealth, safety, fertility

Noble nations never know
Starvation, epidemics, enemies

Sweeping curtailers of population;
Disease, famine, war

Nations utilise available resources;
Manpower, minerals, farms

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Each country’s ideological constructs
Inhabitants deem natural

Nations containing natural resources
Prosperity effortlessly attain.

As chaos consumes nations
Patriotic fervour born


11:2
Agriculture

Patriotic ploughshares stockpiling supplies
Society’s sequacious support

Farmers lynchpinning dinner tables
Invigorate mendicant invalids

On agricultarlists folding arms
Even ascetics starve

When idleness pleads poverty
Mother Earth amused

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Tho’ easier vocations exist
Everyone can farm

Ploughing, fertilizers, irrigaton, fences:
Cultivates furrow’d crops

Horticulture engenders valuable fibres;
Health, happiness, honour


11:3
Community

Mannamilking multitudinous human beings
Social conscious forms

Antagonistic clashes between classes
Realizes revolutionary reconstitution

Constant locavorian vigilance creates
Community’s unbreakable stickbundles

Wherever Humanity grows hungry
Send hoarded grain

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Energy activates community continuation
Lethargy promotes collapse

Prosecute society’s secret cabals
Vigilance educates resistance

Stable society’s uppermost bonus –
Ghostly lonelinesses cured


11:4
Villages

Villages lacking fitting leaders
Wildernesses amidst fertilities

Incoming strangers’ unknown qualities
Bedsoil potential ruin

Kings we can decieve
But neighbours never

A village it taketh
To raiseth bambinos

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Where crowds cross rivers
Crocodiles keep distances

Our homes catch fire
Ignoring neighbours’ blazes

Thirty rotating wheel spokes
Single hubs share

Culture -/- Leadership

11:5
Culture

Folk-lore, sculpture, dialects, architecture:
Inspirational, generational artefacts

Drama, history, astronomy, philosophy:
Civilisation’s classical cornerstones

Tradition, music, dress, food:
Flavour human society

Respect other cultures deeply;
Customs, laws, beliefs

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From humanity’s seething cauldron
National culture born

Impasse inspires cultural change
Change invites solutions

As society respects status
Citizens mix appropriately


11:6
Leadership

Chieftans possessing unswerving willpower
Loftier than mountains

Energetic rulers energize populations
Sloppiness promotes laziness

Increasingly accessible, congratulatorial successes
Secures superintendence obeyance

Greed, inelegance, hedonism, pride:
Undignified management faults

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Superiors’ traits we despise
Never offer inferiors

Pretty princes useless pillars
Rotting wood’s comparative

Executive authority tiptoeing sycophantically
Stands upon quicksand

Technology -/- Justice

11:7
Technology

With every technological invention
Somebody loses work

Developing electrical subsurface tramways
Feasifies transtellar travel

Digital newfangleness transforming industries
Remoulds, reimagines vocations

All the world’s wonders
Single googles away

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Foraging, cloudgazing, hillwalking, windowshopping:
Voyeuristic internestings forget

Surreptitiously feeding internesting dreamworlds
Defers revolution indefinitely

Despite computers dominating chess
Poetry beyond circuitboards


11:8
Justice

As morality hinders selfdestruction
Laws hamper anarchy

Until properly proven guilty
Disgusting suspects innocent

When wealth influences justice
Challenge corrupt society

Impartially imparting inculpate jurisprudence:
Confessions, witnesses, science

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Armour consequential judicial sentencing
With universal uniformity

Eye for an Eye
Blinds the World

Inappropriate judgements criminalise judges
Overactive, underwhelming, irrelevant

Criminals -/- Human Rights

11:9
Criminals

Community by morality censured
Nasty criminalities deny

Crimes, unexamined & unpunished,
Ruin country’s daily

When catching cunning criminals
Become that criminal

Intercepting illegal egglaying hens
Gathers misprisionic chicklings

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As weeding improves fields
Hoodlums need imprisoning

Oppressive imprisonment moulds opposition
Hardening determined hearts

Rehabilitation in open fields
Surpasses claustrophobic birdcages


11:10
Human Rights

Fairness, dignity, respectfulness, equality:
Humanity’s acceptable perogatives

Peaceful protest communicated freely
Crowns universal progress

Protect vitalities from inteference;
Equity, elections, education

Let everybody practice, unrestricted;
Thought, religion, belief

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Universal justice, investigative law
Protects life fastiduously

Ancyent days of slavery
Never let return

Nobody should suffer torture
Degrading, afraiding, inhumane

Globalisation -/- Travel

11:11
Globalisation

Interconnected, international, social superstructures
Support global trade

Advancing Humanity’s destructive inventions
Safeguard from abuse

Along hundreds of currencies
Enchorial economies wander

Materialist, industrial, technological connurbations:
Modernity’s planetary touchstones

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Outta myriad, multicolored breasts
White milk flows

Celebrating international cultural diversity
Humanity’s harmonious uniformity

Accelerating collapsing biodiverse ecosystems;
Selfishness, apathy, greed


11:12
Travel

Alertness, tranquility, foresight, caution:
Shadows wisest wayfarers

Journeys beckoning epic distances
Single footsteps start

Hidden, dry, safe, shelter’d:
Improves alfresco sleeping

Single lengthy trips abroad
Outeducate studious decades

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When wandering foreign climes
Befriend fellow travellers

Better we wander alone
Before accompanying fools

When wayfarers fear strangers
Bemusing lostness inevitable

Creativity -/- Art

11:13
Creativity

Without Humanity’s exotic interaction
Social progression stagnates

Inspirational ideas lead creativity
Like hungry scouts

Fresh places, unfamiliar people,
Massages innovatory minds

What single thinkers summon
Myriad laymen contemplate

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Industry, devotion, taste, virtuosity:
Manufactures glorious works

Collaborating with special people
Produces special things

Commercial success taints productivity
Sculpting formulaic slaves


11:14
Art

Invisibile, unthinkable, unimaginable, inaudible:
Creation’s purest essences

Opulent, spontaneous, imaginative, bohemian:
Art’s fertile acolytes

Spheres of celestial artistry
Express inexpressable emotion

Capturing, accentuating, enhancing beauty
Art’s sacred ideal

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Creator, curator, spectator, elevator:
Art’s necessary gardeners

Conception, influence, substance, topicality:
Artistry’s appreciative demeanours

Ten thousand hours pass
Mastering every artform