Intolerance of Men

The question of what it means to be human is a rather profound one. Have these mutants ruined the world as we know it? Or has it been the purifiers’ job of doing so? Appearance cannot be the judge of character as this is what the main point of X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills seems to relish. Just as we are tolerant of other cultures and beliefs, so must we be tolerant in all of our differences.

 

-Found Poem by David Hyman, excerpted from X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills, by Brent Anderson, Chris Claremont (2014) New York: Marvel. Second Edition. Print. Chapters: 1, 2, 4, & Epilogue

 

The humans fight, but only fear drives them.

The mutants fight, but only for freedom.

 

There is no answer to such hatred.

This hate exists as anything else in the world.

 

The humans have false trust in the Reverend.

For his own selfish needs drives his ways.

 

Foolish enough to believe they are evil.

But they do not act in such anger towards those.

 

The purifiers believe in their cause

Just as a blind man believes there are colors.

 

A sermon driven by one man, a misleading man.

To hurt those whom have done no wrong.

 

The reverend will take no exceptions, no good will.

He’ll strike condemned followers to what they fear most.

 

What defines human? What does it mean to be human?

To be a generous being who holds no bitterness.

 

The humans awaken to a revelation of understanding.

Striking the Stryker before the worst can turn real.

 

A lonesome dream it may only appear to seem.

With believers that dream may turn true in time.

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