A Poem About Hatred

We cannot end the nightmare

only explain it.

Cruelty permeates benath the societal fabric,


As it rises to the top like curdled cream.

It oozezs through

and overtakes the unsuspecting.

Spreading from host to host like a cruel fungus.

Twisting and morphing.

Until we succumb to the sweet vitriol.


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David Karban

Wed 23rd Oct 2019 00:45

Thank you so much for the feedback Tom!

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Tue 22nd Oct 2019 23:33

I like this David. I think the 3rd line could do with some attention but otherwise it's a strong piece.

Don - that is a good question? Bitterness leads to cruelty in my experience, but what causes bitterness?

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Don Matthews

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 22:56

I like the way you use words David. It raises the question do we possess a cruelty gene? Born with one?.....

<Deleted User> (18118)

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 21:57

A strong poem about an important issue that we see a lot of at the moment.


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