The Marked Man
still at large from Isis, Daesh, Mossad, Boko Harum, Al-Shabaab, Holy child-predators, quasi-tolerant populists, self-righteous, disrespectful Christians, militant Evangelists et al.!
Later, if they met him,
armed, or in sufficient numbers,
those predestined with
divine paranoia in infancy,
unwittingly or by deliberate design,
might feel the need to kill him,
silence, convert, or rebuke him,
for having the good fortune
of retaining an uncompromised mind,
one capable of challenging
For, spared from this indelible burden,
he’s able to reach rational conclusions
about natural and supernatural phenomena
that differ from their own,
and they don’t like it, this freedom of choice,
this unconditional assessment of evidence,
this liberating creativity,
of life-long infantile precociousness,
from the age of reason.
the worst they can do is insult him,
call him an imposter, who'll
join their wise ranks
when Death approaches.
But, the intellectual dilemma
their minds subconsciously struggle with,
to support the religious self they’ve been given,
or suppress what’s illogical, and psychically die,
this inherent weakness of their objectivity,
of their intolerance, their inability to reassess,
is equally exposed.
Unpartitioned by static imbecility,
an unadulterated mind still wholly altruistic,
they won’t find him in musty temples
dedicated to delusional primogenitors,
paying lip service to their elitist successors,
praying for some personal god
to corrupt evolutionary laws by divine intervention,
but, in respecting democratic Nature,
wandering along freely-chosen paths,
seeking and giving mutual help on difficult stretches,
helping Mankind intelligently adapt,
till he himself too,
hopefully from natural causes,
becomes eco-friendly dust.
They call him The Civilised One.
Seeing him pass from afar,
I would wish him well.