Better never means better for everyone

Better never means better for everyone

A Poem by ashkat

I wrote this midway through watching the Handmaid's Tale; considering the parallels, and the possibilities, and the truths already inherent. It's not total fiction at all, is it?


Like humanity became a filthy word

The dark became brightness

Sorrow and loss,


The joy no longer to be coveted

I sit, here, alone in the bleakness

With only my memories

         And they're the sun cracking light

             The warmth on dampened skin

                The camaraderie of lifelong friends

Those familiar tendrils, that caress no more

      Solitude a gift

           An escape from a real reality.


You are inverted. Perverted

Timid, compliant. Complicit.

Freemen in freeworlds. Brainwashed. Owned. Privileged.

Benefitting knowingly

From the losses of others...

Surety. Dogma. Piety.

Mine. Yours. Everyone's.

We live the purest sin.

And our only penance is to feel pain.

And our only redemption is to feel anything.

© 2018 ashkat

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the last 3 stanzas gave me chills. you should have a lot more readers

Posted 9 Months Ago

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9 Months Ago

I'm not great at interacting to be fair. I'm also a very shy writer... always assume everything is a.. read more

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i think you have every right to be confident but i understand your shyness. writing is a very person.. read more

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Added on January 3, 2018
Last Updated on January 8, 2018



United Kingdom

Mostly nonsense and mind vomit. The shyest scribe, The pen in the swordfight more..

Gloria Gloria

A Poem by ashkat