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