Societal Gripes

A short collection of poems (some previously published, some new) having to do with current issues in society. Specifically created for Salamasunny's competition.

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8. Power.

In the search for power there is nothing

but the goal

the destination.

 

The search for power will destroy

your soul

your hesitation.

 

 

 

Power.

 

 

It drives men to madness,

pushes them over the edge.

 

 

 

Power.

 

 

It brings about cruelty,

gives them a cold heart.

 

 

Power.

 

 

Money matters, people don’t.

Let them be pushed aside.

 

 

Power.

 

 

Love fades in the wake of power.

Collateral damage.

 

 

Power.

 

It grows like a hunger,

a desperate thirst.

 

Power.

 

It reaches like an animal,

a ravenous beast.

 

Power.

 

In narrows the vision-

only one thing matters.

 

Power.

 

It blinds to the hurt, the damage

in the wake of the quest for-

 

Power.

 

It’s all that matters,

the only thing worth anything.

 

Power.

 

It’ll draw you in and spit you out,

used, worthless in the wake of its-

 

Power.

 

To strive for it is to leave 

the world behind.

 

Power.

 

Money, control, respect can all be yours 

if you only sacrifice for-

 

Power.

 

 

 

Power.

 

 

 

 

 

Power.

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