21st Century

I read words which dripped blood

from the abattoirs of history;

torture,

the applied psychology of fear;

a contemporary rendition.

I sensed the merciless power of power:

perdition –

Inchoate thoughts shamble and lurch

haphazardly

I understood the sophistry

of justified pain

in the discarded ethics of the inhumane.

In the wailings of a broken mind

I heard the seared soul of humankind –

Formless strings of words

ramble in search of meaning

Like a spreading stain

coercion bleeds into the statutes

of the state:

no truth is true declared the sane

for thus it was decreed

that untruth is inviolate.

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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