Hateful Vision

Corruption bleeds through this gentle facade
Unmasking a phony image, a once-impeccable fraud
No conscience oozing through the cracks in this veneer
There’s nothing but evil intentions hibernating in here

Pretending to have honour in the presence of those
Who worry about being cast as the next to depose
The wider the grin the larger the deception
The smart ones look past the rosy perception

Fiercely protective of aggressive actions
Stunned to discover all the angry reactions
Stubbornly persists in causing more pain
Sacrificing respect for permanent disdain

Calculating the odds of a possible defeat
Sharpening the knives with blatant deceit
Pounding the weaknesses of the other side
Boasting of murder with disturbing pride

Mocking those who rightly grumble
Drunk with power and far from humble
Never concerned with obeying the law
Arrogantly deluded, the fatal flaw

Resentment exploding at every turn
Violence accelerating while ambitions burn
Distantly observing a failed mission
But unable to revise this hateful vision

Dennis Earl
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
7:32 p.m.

Published in: on October 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hi Dennis, I saw you over at Writer’s Digest so I wanted to stop by here at WP since I have a excerpt posted at WP. Nice insight in this poem. Plenty in there that I could (unfortunately) apply to people that I thought I knew well, but learned later that I did not. Your work pulled thoughts right out of my mind. Great work.

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