Apathy.

I walk the earth, caring for none. Travelling by stealth at night, avoiding the sun
hand.

You pity me, that’s just grand

Wandering your world at will,

Hospitals and morgues I am happy to fill.

No feelings for you pitiful lives.

Your problems mean less than a bag of knives.

I spoil your days with bad news,

Cancer, dementia and murderous baby blues.

I am the dead look in a prostitute’s eyes,

The funeral of each soldier that dies.

I am the bomb, the bullet and grenade.

The million dollar deal on which someone will renege .

I am the loss of innocent child’s limbs.

I am the suicide bomber’s blinding belief.

I am this world’s broken, dieing of grief.

I am the filth you fear so much

The sleaze and the open legs you dare not touch.

I am the disease that stalks you at night

The slash of a knife in a drunken fight.

Your worst, greatest and last no hope

The the scabby hands that grope.

Around in your homes, schools and playground.

I am all that is your worst nightmare

I am the wrongs that you have no intention to repair.

I am Apathy.

**********

It only takes a few good men to do nothing and evil will win.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cordeliasmom2012
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:04:49

    Powerful poem, Willow.

    Reply

  2. Ritu
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 16:09:27

    This is very powerful, sis ๐Ÿ’œ

    Reply

  3. Dale
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:02:53

    Powerful!

    Reply

  4. rugby843
    Oct 26, 2019 @ 17:51:08

    Excellent.

    Reply

  5. Anne Copeland
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 01:58:38

    Another really strong piece of writing, Willow. Boy, I really got it and it is not the kind of writing that leaves you thinking a minute and then goes away. Thank you so kindly for sharing it with us. It made its mark on me for sure for things I have been thinking of too.

    Reply

  6. quietlystanding
    Oct 27, 2019 @ 14:44:53

    Iโ€™m resisting apathy to say I liked you poem.

    Reply

  7. JT Twissel
    Oct 29, 2019 @ 20:36:05

    Oh my – unrelentingly grim. Definitely describes depression – now please help yourself to a cookie (or other treat).

    Reply

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