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A Poem by seriouspoet

Author: seriouspoet
Created: December 30, 2017 at 07:48 am
Upload Type: Poem, G (All)  
Category: Dark | General/Other | General/Other
Upload Stats: 4.5 Stars by 3 users with 3 comments and 148 views


On the day of the nausea inducing trial
The viscous crowd outside demanded
More bloodshed
"Hang and quarter them!"
"Torture the little Eichmanns!"
They screamed
As if the ten year old murderers
Were the masterminds of the final solution
Then the abyss of mankind
Darkened Even more
And the mercury plummeted
I shivered Like I was naked
In a sunless Arctic wasteland
When I saw the horror of the mob mentality
Through the lens of the BBC

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December 30, 2017
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I have to admit I am not familiar with this trial but I recognize it from the same habits in the states. I recently wrote a piece called Sisyphus all about the murder, maiming and horrific treatment of babies and small children. I feel n o remorse for putting these animals to death for their callous and troubling crimes against the most innocent of us.
Be well in the New Year.

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December 30, 2017
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I have to wonder...
how I'd feel if two young boys beat, tortured and killed my beautiful granddaughter, Lili, who is two and a half years-old. And I've done Social Work for years with many people including those with mental problems. I have no idea what would prompt two ten year-olds to murder a toddler. But I will say that deep down and despite their age I would very likely want them dead too. Serial killers start with animals and move up to humans. These two "children" began with killing a little boy. Can society change whatever flaw in their sick minds allowed them to do that? I sincerely hope so! But if not, they may kill again. What if they'd been sixteen? Would they have been treated differently and this issue viewed in a different light? Very likely yes to both. Mob mentality perhaps but also people thinking that could have been their brother, son, grandson, nephew or cousin that was thoughtlessly, soullessly and maliciously killed in a most painful way. Not all so sure that I blame them. There are sadly times when "an eye for an eye" seems to make some sense. It's fine to have compassion for killers but where do you draw the line?


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December 30, 2017
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A very gripping poem themed around a rather terrible event. Indeed, I also believe justice must be meted out to the boy's killers but I also appreciate the fact that you note that mob mentality actually makes it seem as though the killers of the boy had won in the end since their actions ended up causing the darkness within many to rise, noted by the lines the abyss of mankind darkened even more. Also taking into consideration how far the persona was from the event and that the event affected him/her regardless of distance also implies that our actions are very far reaching and not isolated events.

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