Blind To Inhumanity

Blind To Inhumanity

A Poem by Phill Oz O'fee

Just my thoughts on the subject ...


Blind To Inhumanity

O evil deceiver of many credulous men of clay

How you cataract inverted eyes to honesty

Projecting only metaphors of self-centeredness

And clouding visions of this world’s atrocities

My blood runs cold at beseeching victims’ cries

Subjected to an overlaying of loud murmurings

Purporting accounts of inhumanities are bogus

Even when devastating truth proves otherwise

Global rhetoric protestation does not save lives

Nor does it slash cruel bindings of oppression

Intervention through extreme tactical measures

May be one avenue to resolve patent immorality

Subjugation of the meek is the price we will forfeit

If we choice to stand inactive against demonic foes

So we now must exercise our inner consciousness

To apply positive actions of constructive support

One drop of rain when united with infinitely more

Can produce a raging torrent and powerful force

Just as collective voices can influence outcomes

If all are willing to hold to account the perpetrators

Copyright @ Phillozofee 2018

© 2018 Phill Oz O'fee

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You've nailed it . . . and it takes quite a bit of power & intensity to equal the topic about which you write. There's another writer here at the Café, from Syria, writing powerfully about how it feels to be writing poetry in the middle of being bombed: Salar Majak . . .
Not to overshadow your well-expressed poem here, which is exactly as powerful as the writing I'm referring you to, it reminded me of it, since your authentic empathy & outrage is very powerful. Thanks for saying what I've felt for a long time, that the world's approach to Syria is horribly shameful (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


I fear, any sizeable protest you can muster will be removed from the line of greed without prejudice... It’s sad

Posted 15 Hours Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Automatic tears comes when such truth comes forward. I so wish and pray some please hear and help them whose suffering badly and stop being cruel beyond like beast.
Strong message!

Posted 16 Hours Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Sadly, this could be about so many of the worlds alleged leaders. I often wonder if there were to be a truly global crisis, the only thing stopping us from curing or solving it, would be the ego of leaders unwilling to share.
Perhaps one day, we will solve that problem….and I will celebrate by riding my unicorn through the streets 
Will we ever learn?
Wonderful words, as ever.

Posted 1 Day Ago

Relevant, important, powerfully eloquent poem about the atrocities ocurring in Syria and the refusal of world powers to intervene. “Subjugation of the meek is the price we will forfeit” for allowing this to happen. Your words are a ‘call to arms’ demanding global conscience and should be heard. I laud you for your compassion and personal integrity. I stand with you in seeking a stop to these crimes against humanity. God please help and protect those who are persecuted all over the world.

Posted 4 Days Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

If enough men and their nations stand silent and unwilling to act then surely evil will continue to triumph. It is sickening that so many innocents can be killed and harmed and the majority of nations
look the other way. Like you, I hope that one day the perpetrators will be held to account for the atrocities they have and are committing.

Take care - Dave

Posted 1 Week Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Syria came too late.
Iraq, Libya. Totally left to rot by western countries.
When public opinion goes against governments. They think twice about going back in.
The United Nations. If I hear they're having another meeting, I'll scream.
Syria has been left to rot.

Posted 1 Week Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem could apply to many many situations, in both present and past history. It does give one the feeling of impotence, and sheer incomprehension. But there is hope in the last verse. 'the collective voice'. But of course we can all individually 'have a say' about it. Which is what you have done in your heart-felt poem. good for you.

Posted 1 Week Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Global rhetoric protestation does not save lives
Couldn't have been said better. I'm sure so many share in this feeling that something must be done, but we are lost in any way to resolve anything, so we must try through whatever means are available to us. I was literally reading today a play called 'The Jungle' which was a controversial play put on a couple of years ago by the Old Vic confronting governments with stories written by 2 volunteers from the Calais Jungle, it was heart wrenching, and I hope that they had some knock on effect of views. Just like this poem, it is getting out our support and praying enough voices will 'produce a raging torrent'.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i just finished reading a new book by Dean Koontz called "Whispering Room" about a group of self described elites who implanted nano technology into humans to subjugate and eradicate evil in all ... hoping of course for peace on earth ... of course it did not work ... your poem touches my hart strings ...the pic is of course heart breaking ... i am guessing it is recent and in Syria ...or Palestine ... no matter ... innocent children suffer ... participants suffer ... onlookers suffer ... sitting in my home safe and well protected i am grateful for the solution of joining with like minded people wanting peace ... if the battle were next door i would pick up arms in defense ...funny how when things get close to home that can change ;( collective voice is powerful ...i am turned to prayer for Almighty Spiritual help in the resolution to our fighting one another but i sadly remain jaded :( your voice is loud and clear .. very emotive poetry ..relevant, social commentary stabs my conscience ... vivid colorful language ..breaks my heart

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

Dean's has some resolution but heads into "the rest of the story" ;) so waiting on "The Crooked Stai.. read more
Great Aunt Astri

1 Week Ago

glad the heroine is a 'she'. I must read it.
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

:) ...................
a strong sense of outrage comes through loud and clear. speak softly & carry a big stick perhaps. when enough is enough, banding together with the momentum to affect change, so many become so loud that they can no longer be silenced or ignored. a social responsibility and resolve needed to protect those who cannot protect themselves. great write with a conscience ...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 25, 2018
Last Updated on February 25, 2018
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Phill Oz O'fee
Phill Oz O'fee

Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

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