The Cruelty of a Sleeping World

The Cruelty of a Sleeping World
The Cruelty of a Sleeping World

Spoken in words so sharp,
blood does ooze from gaping wounds,
and vile is the intent,
to render such harsh reproach upon innocence,
yet cruelty is often a man’s chosen stance,
in proof of power and position,
when love and all that creates harmony
is construed to be weakness.

What delusion this predilection,
this purpose of oppression,
so prominent still in a world of possibility,
still bound in archaic ideas and violence,
and I wonder
what will become of all the oppressed,
the blood-let focus of cruelty,
will they themselves procreate the harm?

Perhaps one day, man will reject cruelty,
and seek love to conquer all ill,
yet we seem far from that
in a world tethered to religions,
that in justification
administer the so-assumed will of God,
despite that being pain and suffering,
oppression and death.

When will the world awaken?

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “The Cruelty of a Sleeping World

  • May 7, 2017 at 6:14 AM

    I pray the world awakens soon, Tony. How many times must an era of oppression occur before the oppressed stand up and demand love and beauty over cruelty? Where is the 1000 years of peace mentioned in prophesies of many spiritual souls? This is a great piece of work you have penned.

  • May 7, 2017 at 7:49 AM

    Glad you enjoyed it Phyllis. Yes, peace remains elusive, sadly. Take care

  • May 8, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    It should be so easy right? Love one another, seek no ill will towards anyone and help one another. It all should be so easy. Love should be the cure all. The question is will anyone be left to love after we rip each other apart. Great piece Tony.~Paul

  • May 8, 2017 at 9:38 PM

    Sad but true, it always seems to get worse. Thanks Paul, glad you enjoyed my thoughts and expression. Cheers!


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