Dogs 2006

SACRIFICE
(7/8/06)


our ancestors
discovered early on
that nothing of consequence
was ever earned
without the
spilling
of blood

an individual
could achieve nothing
of historical import
unless the ultimate
of bodily fluids
was given in exchange
for those goals
and rewards
that could truly
be kept

however
class systems evolved
and those more privileged
discovered through
the discretion option
that having others
bleed in their stead
reduced the risk
and in confused transference
thought that any blood
given for their cause
was as good
as their
own

the noble
and sublime
became the barbaric
and sanguinary
slaughter
taking the place
of true
sacrifice

but still
some individuals
pressed on
keeping a bit of
personal glory alive
through extreme efforts
in order to accomplish
what could only
be done through
determination
intensity
and blood

so
go ahead
get out there
and bleed
if only
a little

show them
that you
are
serious