A World of Hate

A World of Hate

A Poem by Con Campbell
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In response to recent events...

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A World of Hate

In response to events that now seem to be a common occurrence. My condolences to all affected by these heinous acts.


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The world is so full of hate,

All I see is death and fear.

A young girl cries and questions fate,

A universe trapped inside a tear.

 

Youth is stripped and robbed,

Good people taken before their time.

Parents have stood, hopelessly sobbed,

Suffering, their souls stripped of their prime.

 

On and on, this pantomime continues,

Society's paradigm torn at the sinew.

It is time, something must change,

Life should not be a test range.

 

Politicians at their desks theorize,

They talk, while people around us die.

Can't they see, are they not wise?

Another innocent waves her final goodbye.

 

There's a lot less of us now,

Ideology has claimed another victim.

The solution is prayer? Wow,

Your hypocrisy is a f*****g- anyhow.

 

Whatever the solution happens to be,

Kids killing kids is a dark affair.

I'm sure on that, we can all agree,

All the while, tragedy unfolds elsewhere.

A repeating cycle, an insidious machine,

Their religion of hate that can only see green.

 

Something has to change,

Change is long overdue.

How it has taken this long is strange,

Clearly their morality is askew.

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Con Campbell


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I'm not very articulate, I can't write a lengthy and good review.. But I love this poem. It's the truth. I just wish people would listen to my generation instead of categorizing our opinions as 'teen angst' (in tweets, no less). It's getting hader to not do anything, while at the same time, it's getting heavier to say anything... if that makes sense. I dropped out (remained truent) at 14 because of how bad schools are in the U.S., and I can't say that I didn't carry fear with me every time I showed up, because I was afraid of someone else carrying a gun.
The world needs more people like you to express themselves, always. And you accomplish this with your words.
Peace and pancakes.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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100% True! The world today isn't what the leaders think it is. They believe that everyone has a voice in the community and society itself, but NO. They don't realize when people are suffering, they base everything on majority and science which takes time. Time isn't something that can save poverty, science won't either. Poverty is stopped when everyone takes action

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Posted 1 Year Ago


I'm not very articulate, I can't write a lengthy and good review.. But I love this poem. It's the truth. I just wish people would listen to my generation instead of categorizing our opinions as 'teen angst' (in tweets, no less). It's getting hader to not do anything, while at the same time, it's getting heavier to say anything... if that makes sense. I dropped out (remained truent) at 14 because of how bad schools are in the U.S., and I can't say that I didn't carry fear with me every time I showed up, because I was afraid of someone else carrying a gun.
The world needs more people like you to express themselves, always. And you accomplish this with your words.
Peace and pancakes.


Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

nice poetry man! I love the imagery of the line "a universe trapped inside a tear", a beautiful way to illustrate grief. The world is indeed black my friend...and growing blacker. It opens its jaws and threatens to swallow us every day; the fight for hope can become weary and flagging...but in the end, in my opinion, it will all be worth it. We press on because we know there is so much more out there than just horror and death

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ugh yes!!! I loved this!! it captured all of my feelings and frustrations toward what's been going on lately! All of this violence is totally unnecessary and completely preventable if the people in office would do their jobs! Serve the people not the organizations lining their pockets! Great stuff man. Keep it up. -- C

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your poem conveys the rampant frustrations in a way that feels like you're spitting out angry words in sputtering disgust. It's like you're trying to go for a lofty poetic approach but then having periodic lapses into harsh epitaphs (good way to show instead of tell). This line feels awkward to me: "There's a lot less of us now" . . . I would say: "There are fewer of us now" for a more grammatically smooth sound. All in all, you've said what we're all thinking & feeling with great intensity (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Con Campbell
Con Campbell

Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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