A Kindness to a Beast

A Kindness to a Beast
A Kindness to a Beast

Twisted claw and limbs crumpled,
head of beast and face displaced and coupled
with a gnarled body barely moving
rise and fall of breath proving
life still attested, arresting
by the weight of mass embalmed
in nature’s cruel hand,
a form gone wrong and sad the plan
when ebbing life is so distorted,
potential crushed in defeat.

Mistake you ask, this preposterous feat,
or just another incomplete malaise,
a slur on nature’s caring soul,
to manifest such futile goals,
and in sufferance a beast is taunted
by every breath afforded,
and slow and torturous this wretched demise,
no saving grace, no compromise,
it is just as it is, a mess,
a failure in the crest of oblivion’s nest.

Turn away each soul attuned,
the dying wretch so all consumed by suffering,
and what possible comfort given
could make a life worthwhile,
in such a state of disenchantment,
squirming life so maladjusted,
a sentient moss upon a rock,
dried up of every nutrient,
and it seems to never end,
this lingering so offends.

But one soul takes a step,
a nearer to this beast
and a warm hand upon its supposed knee,
as eyes from a most Picasso face,
roll to see who graces them,
and calm that breathing eased
to see one soul of kindness give so freely,
and one last sigh ensued
before a smiling death took hold,
and within peaceful state, a sad mistake removed.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

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 Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

4 thoughts on “A Kindness to a Beast

  • April 26, 2018 at 4:41 AM

    Fascinating piece, which projects so many pictorial tremors. So many thoughts projected and received. Well done!


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