Word of the Day Challenge #119-Untitled Poem

See no evil
hear no evil
speak no evil
do no evil
all common morals
so easy to hold true
yet time and time again
pictures paint a different scene.
Death
destruction
venom spewed
in vicious circles
one
two
three
drop the bombs
snipe the sniper
take down the drones
turn back the time
when forefathers ran the streets
guns in hand
shooting
lynching with impunity.
I watch
high upon the battlements
a sorceress
taking them out
one by one
while munching on my biscuits.
©May 7/21
Picture via Pinterest

Why Care?

Heart on Sleeve
Tears in Eyes
Rain
Thunder Overhead
Lightening Streaks
Crack
Boom
Just like myself
falling away
falling down
lost in the rabbit hole
afraid
knew that this would happen
pull knees close
head down
see not the pain
the fear
that fills these eyes
go away
like you promised never to do
leave me behind
broken
yet again
for foolishly believing
that we would always be friends.
I am closed.
I am reserved.
There are reasons that it takes me so long
to warm up
open up
to let you deep within
for everyone leaves me
even when they whisper promises
promises that they won’t
promises that forever they will hold my hand
they will always be
there…..
I love wholeheartedly.
I have no middle ground.
When I open up
When I let you in
When I lay bare my soul before you
it is because I believe(d)
those tender words
that you would be different
that you would never leave.
©April 26/21
Picture is my own