Wreaking Violence

People mired
in the darkness of rage
let hatred govern
in society's myriad
nether crevices.
They are cockroaches
from the light of reason.

The poison of hate
squanders lifetimes,
ravages the mind--
worse when cemented
by self-righteousness.

Hatred is active
that wreaks
upon the soul.
Humanity is devalued
when hatred
sours rationality.


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Copyright 2001, Gary Kline