Why I wrote Nobody Important

Why I wrote Nobody Important

I wrote Nobody Important in response to the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. At first, I wanted to focus on the invasion, the harm and destruction initiated by Russia, I also wanted to empathize with the pointlessness of war and how the media reacts to war. I created a fantasy world to reflect this focus. The Evil Ones are the invaders, but are more of a reflection of how Western media portray “the enemy”. I feel this process does not help the situation, however, the invasion of another country is always wrong. I offer a solution, though a very romantic solution, that through simple dialogue, in the form of poetry, the invaders and the people being invaded, can see how similar they are and therefore see the similarities in each other. I feel we are focusing on what makes us different too often, we need to be reminded of our human, universal qualities, which is what the character Nobody Important represents.

 

The message in the text

Throughout history, countries have invaded other countries to expand, exploit, dominate and take resources. The victims of these invasions often create beautiful art depicting their horror, despair and the destruction of their homes. The Arteist Artists represent this process as they are chosen to create works of art, depicting how Evil the Evil Ones are. This is justified and is a legitimate form of art, however, it does not work to stop war and often pours fuel on the fire.

Nobody Important is a simple poet. I feel that poetry used to be more valued in society and these days it is almost completely ignored. I feel poetry is the most purest art form as it only relies on words, rhyming, often without narrative or characterisation. I thought it would be a wonderful gesture, if a poet stopped a war and his words brought peace to the world.

 

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