A Poem by Beth Lindsay

If people would only come to understand this simple concept.

Two sides of a coin, two sides of a tale
one always thinks theirs is right without fail
as spiteful words spread like a virus
stabbing wounds start to feel painless

Tore out the pages of another's story
just so you can seem like a hero and take the glory
This is how war is started and why man is weak 
Only for their tale and not the story do they seek 

 Man conveniently slaughters the other's page 
Only so they can go and bow on a stage 
with their pathetic grudges and unfounded hate 
their world remains shallow and their reality a fake 

The story of one is not the entire tail 
Nor should the other half be written in braille
 To ever hope in this world, the other must speak
without superior man's annoying shriek 

However, man remains blinded by this fault 
calling the other half ignorant, savage or a cult 
never questioning their own story or reasoning 
Never truly comprehending the word "listening" 

© 2017 Beth Lindsay

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Very good; not only is the concept great (and I can completely understand it, like all people surely will) but the actual wording is also good.

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Added on February 22, 2016
Last Updated on December 21, 2017
Tags: war, story, two sided, oppression, Superior, inferior, tale, listening, frustration, truth, world, society


Beth Lindsay
Beth Lindsay


I am a college student, studying to become a writer. My desired career is in graphic novels, but I also enjoy writing short fiction and poetry. Aside from my writing ambition, I paint/draw, read, and .. more..

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