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Poison of The World

Poetry By: Maij

Racism is a poison that corrupts humanity. This poem was inspired by the words of fellow booksians Gideon Elrod and Nik89. I usually write poetry to say something but I wrote this poem because I have something to say.

Submitted:Nov 13, 2011    Reads: 42    Comments: 9    Likes: 7   

Xenophobic ideologies

Give way pompous bigotry

Which gives way to a hate born of ignorance

Causing the world to relive its history

Of times laced with the stench of bitter blood

And lives cut short for game-like end

Where justice had not yet begun to bud

And injustice ran rampant with none to defend

This cycle of biased antipathy

Is nothing more than a creature of obduracy

That deems crimes fueled by abhorrence

Of grand and worthwhile victory

Such unenlightened, dense beliefs

Once seemed so far away from me

But the illumination of their existence

Has demolished my optimistic naivety

Such affairs are the poison of our world

Tainting the light of futures unforeseen

But if challenged with weapons forged in bravery

We may yet salvage our humanity


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