Where is Kindness?

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Where is Kindness?

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Why do people hurt one another so,

the bile of injury so profoundly brutal,

so toxic and blood-letting?

And more often an innocent bares the brunt

of venomous hatred and venting,

the darkest festering of a soul’s torment.

When this darkness is exposed,

angels fall from high,

their freedom marred by the weight of bitterness,

their tears the hurt of souls collective.

Where is kindness within these souls,

the potential of love,

and the warm embrace of selfless care?

How can a life be so vengeful,

far from spark and reason,

venting bitterness like passing conversation?

My heart bruises each time I see these lost souls spit,

the sadness of their lives wanting and intense,

like a disease spreading in the minds of purity.

They are beyond help, beyond sight,

for they hold on to their imprisonment like a suckled teat,

imbibing life from everything in focus.

I mourn their ignorance, yet stay at arms length,

unwilling to furnish their twisted reward,

their dark pleasures.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thank you Qudsia for your kind words.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks cat on a soapbox, glad you liked it so much. Thanks for dropping by.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Sad world we live in but once again you have done beautiful justice to the powerful emotion.


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cat on a soapbox 5 years ago from Los Angeles

"My heart bruises each time I see these lost souls spit,

the sadness of their lives wanting and intense,

like a disease spreading in the minds of purity.

They are beyond help, beyond sight,

for they hold on to their imprisonment like a suckled teat."

Tony, You've expressed this so well. Great!


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Glad you relate Gen-rev; thanks for reading and your comment.


Gen-Rev 5 years ago

Your poem is very moving and I can easily share the feelings expressed about people and situations in this world.


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Tony DeLorger 5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks chanroth, glad you do. Thanks so much for reading.


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chanroth 5 years ago from California, USA

I like this poem! I admire your poem very much! :)

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