The settlers landed on the faraway planet of Yeonizfaox.
They proceeded to enforce their religion on the inhabitants.
“But we have always managed to survive without worshipping anyone.”
“You have to worship our god before you can become civilised.”
“But we have always lived in peace and harmony.”
More settlers arrived.
“Forget that god, ours is much better than that, our god is the one true god. Our god will save you.”
Eventually the people of Yeonizfaox were overrun and displaced by the incomers and their new way of doing things.
There was no longer peace and harmony on Yeonizfaox.
There was a new way of living, it was called war.
“May the poor have bread and may the rich have a hunger for justice.”
“When men are oppressed, it’s a tragedy. When women are oppressed, it’s tradition.”
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Women Against State Pension Inequality
When I look into your eyes
I see the swans in the lake
As they dance in a synchronised ballet.
I see glistening dew drops on white roses
That evaporates to meet the birds in the sky.
When I touch your lips
There is a sensuous softness,
That creates gentle sparks
Of resonating pleasure
That travels from my head to my toes.
When I listen to your voice,
I hear a harmony of tones
Floating through the air
In waves of peaceful motion,
Surrounding me in a cloud of comfort.
What is this bliss I feel
When I am near or far from you?
Why do I feel like I am in a dream
When I have never felt more awake?
Is this the all-consuming rapture of love?