Suddenly emboldened
By the right to deny
Their internal essence
They build institutions
To enhance existence
And begin to bask
In the addictive glow
Of a material comfort
Sustained for the greater
By the labor of the lesser

Violent eruptions
Of conflicting ideas
Between institutions
And individuals
Produce wars for control
Of limited resources
And the bodies and souls
Of a mostly conquered
Planet and its people

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