Don't Damn the Damned

Don't damn the damned

Be scared to embrace the situation of their plight

Fear their decisions to run or fight

Give into the shame of their name

Refuse to let society place a label on them

Hide in a hole buried beneath the ground

Curse the color of their skin because

Of it they're not worthy to be loved

Reach out your hand to them

With the swiftness of a serpent they

Strike back

Hold no grudge, the damned are human too

Full of faults and attitudes

Restless and roaming the great vast land

In search of anything that will

Make sense to a meaningless life

Share in their pain empathize as

They struggle to remain sane

In this world of a plastic bubble

Count the hours and not the days

Of their survival

Shout with them their frustration

Level a wall like the Walls of Jericho as they

Fell down

Stomp out hatred

Let the wind blow in love

Confused the damned are

What is all the confusion for?

Trying to understand how wrong makes right and right you

Have to fight for every little thing

There is no justice in a world cold

To them they are damned without being known

What makes them who they are, their strength their weakness

Don't damn the damned tears they cry are real as yours and mine

The pain that's felt when betrayal is a way of life

People sit on pedestals looking down their righteous nose

Where is my sin they ask, but your sin I point out at

Every chance

You'll find no peccadillo in me

I'm pure as the driven snow

Chest puffed out

Pride they climb into bed with each night

But the damned know when they lie down to sleep

And they fall away and dream

Pride is sweet but if there's no one to lying on the other side

Pride is empty as it is revealing

Don't damn the damned their not asking for

Your pity not seeking acceptance, looking for understanding,

Give them the benefit of the doubt

They are more than a face in a lonely crowd

Who might the DAMNED be?

You, me, any one, every one

Don't damn the dammed

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creativeone59 6 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

Great poem, enjoyed it thank you fro caring. creativeone59


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Jess Killmenow 6 years ago from Nowheresville, Eastern United States

Real emotion that raises real questions. Thought provoking. Thank you


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Lifes Joke 6 years ago

love this poem someone has to stand up for us "damned"...


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ek ellis 6 years ago Author

Thank you for your comments and give your voice to the Damned


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Bhawna Sharma 6 years ago from Mumbai, India

Can feel the anger in it...


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repstrydiefly 6 years ago from Ohio

this is a very good poem expressing deep feelings that everybody should be able to relate to. This could reach many audiences. peace1Luv


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I must confess, there is power in this steaming bowl of anger. Pretty close to hostile, approaching wrathful.


Tim WIlkinson 6 years ago

Beautiful and well written, I see your talent!!!!!

Tim W


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ek ellis 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Tim W.


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epigramman 4 years ago

...great evocative title and so nice to read you once again - this was a real treat - your writing takes me to cool places and leaves this grateful reader most satisfied indeed.

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