Chasm


Chasm

 

praying

for eyesight          to the blind

and

already wounded

                  so far down               

 on their luck…circumstances

but robbed

right

before

own……all…… of our eyes

gone well before

most would even

                 thought                

to have looked

deadened hearing

for ears………already trained

not to hear…wanting to hear

voices

calling……pleading……wanting…..needing

eyes          only trained

not to see……..the pained

selves        

conditioned…..hardened…..desensitized

no longer……able? wanting?

or……simply care

empathy

imperceptible…….invisible

conspicuously silent

silenced?

modern day……. robber barons

thieves

ever quick to blame

pointing……away from

themselves

heaping scorn

upon

poor…….destitute

stealing……..lining pockets

but….

how long?

till the many……faces

of poverty

hellbent

on vengeance

burning holes

in thoughts…..pained memories

will

eventually

show no quarter

 

can there then be any evidence, any hinted whisper of mercy expected?

 

suppressed

so far down

into the depths

only

giving back

what they were always shown…..and have known

 

the divide grows.

 

Chasm©Leonard.C. Gesinski All Rights Reserved(04/02/2014)

https://leng64.wordpress.com

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6 Responses to “Chasm”

  1. markrenney2 Says:

    This is a very powerful poem and it rings so true. On this side of the pond too the poor are blamed for their poverty whilst the wealthy continue to exploit them at will.

  2. disappearance of the middle class ….i like how this catches that feeling of the inevitable

  3. Reblogged this on leng64 and commented:

    One of three pieces that I read at an Open Mic Event at Frugal Muse(05/20/2015). http://www.frugalmusebooks.com/

  4. Wonderful feelings. Empathetic !

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