Silent Suffering

I’m so tired
open the paper
open the phone
headlines screaming
people are dying
droves
around the world
in my own backyard
change is needed
here
there
everywhere
I know how trite
the words I write
yet
I am so tired…..
child abuse
human trafficking
abuse of authority
psychopaths rule
knowing how to play the game
watching
mouthing words
wanted to be heard
death brought
upon these shores
by our own
who seek to blame
anyone
for ills brought upon themselves
I am so tired…..
watching
people devoid of empathy
devoid of care
wanting
scheming
only for selves
never reaching
never seeing
birth to death
a testament of selfishness
written broad
for all to read
for all to dispute
while away from sight
the degradation continues…..
I am tired
tears
falling
eyes
blurring…..
so very tired
weary
without rest.
 
©Aug. 31/21
Picture is my own

Demon Lunch

Lips move
lies spewed
tainted views
hands twist
flick
trying black magic
convert the thoughts
pervert the wasps;
rich
desirous of more
stained sins
crimson
laughter roils
filling crevices
expanding
dark shadows
climbing forth
cling unending
trapped
mortal plane
serrated teeth
shear wasted limbs
devoured by the demons
maws agape.
©Aug. 22/21
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