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Confounded- a poem of despair

Updated on September 2, 2013
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When will the hurting stop? When will human beings learn to live together in peace?

Confounded

By Tony DeLorger © 2103


Confounded by thoughts of shallow men,

who at the seats of power do life condemn,

their decision made to advantage their cause,

despite the suffering and despite the laws,

that govern men within morality,

to protect the innocent and act in sanity.


Instead those men in power seek,

to adjust the world by their own critique,

for want and gain they move to act,

and as collateral damage, so many lives subtract.


In guise of hallowed, honourable cause,

they strike at resistance above the law,

and with flags a' flying they rouse support,

for deathly missions and evil resort.


While people mourn the death and destruction,

those leaders of destiny, revel in seduction,

carving life to suit their schemes,

despite morality or peaceful dreams.


Confounded by reckless, sociopathic men,

who see not the pain they inflict, instead,

see coffers filled and pleasures gained,

from power wielded and bloody rain.


Human flesh all broken and flayed,

by weapons dark and souls been paid,

blinded by political will,

humanity lost and bleeding still.


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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated Ken; so glad you liked it. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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      Kenneth C Agudo 3 years ago from Tiwi, Philippines

      so beautiful =)

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you liked it James. Thanks for your comment.

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      Tijani Achamlal 3 years ago from Morocco

      Awesome and a thought-provoking poem.I like it and hope too peace will prevail soon on the world.

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