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Bitter. The devil you don’t know?

by Danny-R

The bitter man has long since left
his homeland and his hope
But drags the bitter stench of hate
As surely as a gallows’s rope

Throwing pebbles from afar
He breaks the skin of settling ponds
Continuing the calmlessness
From then till now and still beyond

The bitter man knows not of hope
Says, hope’s not his to give.
The bitter man will bitter stay
Till he learns to forgive

For every wrong that left its mark
He sings of tears, in each refrain
Selective memory glorifies
The evils spawned, again and again.

What use, the Freedom fighter,
once hostility has stopped?
The bitter man waits in the wings
He cannot let it drop.

The bitter man has split the dyke
that stemmed the bile from you and me
Now pouring cross unwilling seas
Disguised, enwrapped in poetry

The children read and think to praise
His eloquence, his bard-like sheen
The bitter man will fan the flames
And douse the fire with gasoline.

The bitter man has many creeds
He comes not from one single culture.
So take care whom you welcome there.
This bitter man. Poetic vulture.

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Re: Bitter. The devil you don’t know? (Score: 1 )
by Zbird on Friday, March 05, 2010 (10:36:21)
so very true and well written!

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    Re: Bitter. The devil you don’t know? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Friday, March 05, 2010 (11:03:04)
    I guess we all know someone like this, Zbird. Thanks for reading.

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Re: Bitter. The devil you don’t know? (Score: 1 )
by danielouis on Saturday, March 06, 2010 (03:17:52)
i really liked your poem good work...danny

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    Re: Bitter. The devil you don’t know? (Score: 1 )
    by Danny-R on Saturday, March 06, 2010 (06:48:03)
    Thanks for reading Danny.

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