On Crime

On Crime

A Poem by Victor D. Lopez

linked haikus

Fiction comes alive,
Dystopian visions thrive,
In Cities world wide.

A Clockwork Orange,
Lord or the Flies, Brave New World,
Nineteen Eighty Four.

Animal Farm and,
Fahrenheit Four Fifty One,
All have come to pass.

And they will perdure,
If we defend what's clearly,

Feed a hungry beast,
It will grow and it will thrive,
And eat you alive.

Likewise criminals,
Who thrive when no consequences,
Attach to their crimes.

When crimes are excused,
And criminals deemed victims,
What should we expect?

Poverty, racism,
Broken homes, addiction, vice,
Contribute to crime.

But crime's true root cause,
Is immoral criminals,
And their enablers.

Moral compass lost,
Confident blind fools lead us,
On perdition's road.

When did we forget,
That the road to hell is paved,
With good intentions?

© 2024 Victor D. Lopez

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Powerful and poignant. Great work.

Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Victor D. Lopez

1 Month Ago

Thank you for your kind words. Much appreciated.
We have become far too liberal for our own good. We are about to reap what we have sown. The future doesn’t look at all bright. Such an intelligent write in haiku format Victor. The moral compass has certainly gone missing.


Posted 1 Month Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Victor D. Lopez

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Chris. We threw the moral compass away when we abandoned ethics to moral relativism. When.. read more

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2 Reviews
Added on April 14, 2024
Last Updated on April 14, 2024
Tags: haiku, linked haikus, social commentary, poetry


Victor D. Lopez
Victor D. Lopez

Coram, NY

I am a lawyer, professor of legal studies and author. My professional writing is primarily non fiction (law-related textbooks, reference books on mostly legal topics, articles in peer-reviewed law jou.. more..