Kindness, an Unforeseen Distraction consideration
Kindness, an Unforeseen Distraction

Without reservation, without remorse,
many plunder life and its course,
to furnish needs and wants,
despite the damage they create
by using others to forge their fate;
and in this reckless abandonment of kindness,
they cause such destruction through blindness,
and even though many cannot see their harm,
if they did, nothing would alarm them
to consider change.

It is as if that sense of empathy doesn’t exist,
is missing from a mind,
when they tread on anyone,
anything in their chosen path,
and no matter the injury, its is justified,
the fallen at their own hands abide,
and hurt no consideration at all;
and are they heartless or is that missing too,
when they punish those who pursue a rivalry,
or simply cross paths?

I do not understand a heart without kindness,
or a mind without empathy,
but it seems they exist,
and in the cold hard shift of decision,
they cause such pain and distress,
narcissistic redress
that can cause a lifetime of damage;
and with no guilt or perceivable wrong,
they pursue their wants relentlessly,
at the expense of all else.

How does one explain morality,
when a mind is not capable
of understanding the concept,
then all deeds are deemed acceptable within want,
regardless of the effect on others;
if a mind cannot see truth,
then will becomes truth in their eyes
and nothing can dissuade a path,
for the goal justifies any means
deemed appropriate?

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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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

2 thoughts on “Kindness, an Unforeseen Distraction

  • July 28, 2016 at 3:56 AM

    “How does one explain morality,
    when a mind is not capable
    of understanding the concept,”

    How indeed – I am in the midst of trying to really help someone and keep getting blatant disrespect in return. Your poem, Tony, is very timely for me – may help me to understand some things. It is very well penned and very helpful. Thank you.

  • July 28, 2016 at 4:01 AM

    Glad it made you consider, as so many people are vastly different from the likes of us. Glad it helps Phyllis. Take care.


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