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Saturday Art Share: The Blame

This week’s Saturday Art Share brings you THE BLAME by me, Dan Kent.

The Blame is a two minute parable about the futility of violence. In came to me twenty years ago during an election year. The hostility people demonstrated in support of their candidates struck me as somehow self-sabotaging. Anyway, think about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil as you watch. Sound ON!

The Blame

A violent storm far out at sea,
Upon an island with a tree,
Left for life but only three,
Who now lamented in the heat.
One Steve,
One Lee,
One Pete.
All hope of rescue obsolete.

A sickening stench intensely reeked,
Upon the island with a tree,
Which drove to madness all the three.
So quick the blame was cast on Steve.
They heaved,
And beat
Poor Steve
‘Till death, then sank him in the sea.

It seemed then clear the smell was Lee,
Upon the island with a tree,
Provoking Pete to kill from need,
To cleanse the island of the stink.
He heaved,
And beat
Poor Lee
‘till death, then sank him in the sea.

Ridden with guilt became of Pete,
Upon the island with a tree,
Who tied a boulder to his knee,
Then brought himself into the deep.
And screamed
“The stink!
It’s ME!”
Then sank himself into the sea.

A violent storm far out at sea,
Upon an island with a tree,
Left for life but only three,
Who cast each other to the deep.
Poor Steve.
Poor Lee.
Poor Pete.
For all that time it was the tree.

Saturday Art Share: The Blame
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