Sunday, April 10, 2016

Anger… (2016 April PAD - Day 10)




Anger…

… just because it’s easy
to incite
doesn’t make it right.

No matter who
(or where) you are,
instinctual
“fight or flight”
will only get you
so far.

Such
mere vitriolic
hatred
isn’t nearly
quite enough.

In the end,
our perseverance
must depend
on tougher stuff.

In this world of
raging anger
(where the raving
think they’re sane)

empathy, love,
kindness, compassion –
these are the weapons
that make us
human(e).

PSC / 2016


Penned for Day 10 of Robert Lee Brewer's April PAD (Poem-A-Day) Challenge.
Assignment: an emotion (titled) poem
For more, check out his site at2016-april-pad-challenge-day-10

 

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