Alter Egos

by Emily   Nov 6, 2010

Havoc, why do you stomp so readily
On the lives of the innocent man?

Tragedy, why do you strike so suddenly
The future of the aspiring man?

Ailment, why do you pierce so sharply
The heart of the honest man?

Freedom, why do you fly so readily
Towards the fate of a guilty man?

Accomplishment, why do you appear so suddenly
To the mind of the lazy man?

Trust, why do you fall so sharply
Into the hands of a dishonest man?

Because, said Havoc, Tragedy, and Ailment,
We are cruel and bored.
We are mean and crass
And vile and hungry.

Because, said Freedom, Accomplishment, and Trust,
We are blind and methodical.
We are fleeting and biased
And entitled and arbitrary.

Because, said God pulling mightily
The strings of the ignorant man.


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  • 7 years ago

    by FridusBlueheaven

    What an inspiring poem. You portrayed them with great emotional thoughts!

  • 7 years ago

    by Jessie

    I absolutely love it, a different style than what I am used to seeing and you definitely deserved the win:)

    great read


  • 7 years ago

    by Lu

    Congrats on your front page win.

    Gives the reader much to think about.
    Well done, congrats again

  • 7 years ago

    by Jad

    A great poem and truly deserving of the Win you got. I was impressed by the simplicity of this poem and yet the rich meaning behind it if one thinks about what you are truly trying to say. Great job and keep writing.

  • 7 years ago

    by Sungrl And Mrs Whatsit

    Congratulations on being a winner this week!
    keep up the good work!

    [not bad for a first time posting, huh?]

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