In the Wake of Tolerance







All quiet at the front,
where fractious redress inspires peace,
yet contentious affront cannot be released,
and oppression the scent of disharmony’s ease,
wafts ominously through the air.

For no matter the quest, the intentions invest,
disharmony quells all hope in silence,
and in reason state a peaceful mediate,
to acquire the sum of advantage null,
and a hearts rest from anguish.

Life surely needs respite,
from the endless harm and spite,
grounded in contrary belief and choice,
where no-one has but a single voice
to challenge the status quo.

Aren’t we tired of all the quarrels,
this lack of acceptance and morals,
gleaned from cultures sacrosanct in view,
yet blood the venting of beliefs askew,
and no solution left in sight.

I am ill from all the bloodshed,
the wanton waste of life, valueless in death,
and how easily we adhere to the insanity,
hatred led to qualify our actions,
dissolve our heart’s retraction.

And the killing goes on regardless,
women, children, for no more than reaction,
and how cold these hearts that placate compassion,
as evil accepted and no words just action,
to rid the world of those opposed.

How lost people become,
taught death an accepted outcome,
and pleasure they to die for cause,
regardless their dreams like Santa Clause,
illusion’s finest work.

And as they sit at heaven’s gate, no virgin’s in site,
pay penance for their misguided waste,
and weakness minds of hate and spite,
bring them to their final sad demise,
no procession or hero compromise, just everlasting death.

Tony DeLorger
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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 “In the Wake of Tolerance

  • May 12, 2016 at 12:28 PM

    ‘regardless their dreams like santa clause “, Brilliant Tony . Yes we all wonder enough , do we not ? Maybe not though , at least not enough .

  • May 14, 2016 at 12:28 AM

    War sickens me to my very fiber. The loss off innocent life for no other reasons than killing. I don’t think mankind will ever learn LOVE as long as greed and power work hand in hand to destroy. War will never be the answer. Killers will find no mercy from any Diety. Nor should they! Well penned but sad, very sad my friend

  • May 14, 2016 at 12:51 AM

    A sad reality indeed, and as you say unlikely to change any time soon. Thanks for commenting and your support my friend.


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