Trigger…to hatred and harm
How quickly a mind turns to hatred,
one stroke of discourtesy the trigger,
one disagreement a front
for rage in any form it takes,
to emerge and common sense placate.
How closely we sit upon the abyss,
anger ready to claw its way out,
and for what gain or advantage,
the overwhelming reaction
that dictates all action.
Seated within this tendency,
to fight, to reject, to resist,
when thought has not left the starting gate,
just these demons of our soul, innate,
intent on harm and subjugation.
How can souls become so lost
as to harm rather than think,
even consider a passive resolution,
an agreed restitution,
whatever it takes to avoid confrontation.
But we are volatile,
and rage festers in dark places,
souls filled with frustration, irresolute,
our worlds of oppression and responsibility,
driving us to instability.
Then one word, one action,
we are lost to rage, to hatred, unintentional
yet the cost of violence is high,
and we cannot live as animals gone awry,
in a world where peace
is a little know commodity.
Tony DeLorger © 2016