Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted July 14, 2015


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by kiwisteveh

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What horror breeds within the human mind
     that makes a man a monster, tells him, "Take
     this child, your flesh and blood, your very kind,
     and fling him down, then kick till small bones break?"

What darkness feeds within the human soul
    upon the pain and terror of the weak?
    What savagery is this that takes its toll
    upon the most defenceless and the meek?

What evil seeds are these that blackly grow
    their stems of hatred, thorns of guilt and shame,
    within the hearts of those too young to know
    a love that hasn't learned to hurt and maim?

What bitter weeds can strangle childhood dreams
    and spread such foul perversion in their stead?
    The son becomes the father; frightened screams
    delight the tortured monster in his head.


 


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The contest rules actually state that there should be a question in the first or last line of each stanza. In my poem a question begins in the first line of each stanza, but takes up more than one line, sometimes the whole stanza - I am assuming that's OK...
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