317. Wrath 

About our culture of fear… 

A plague, a wrath,

Penned in, entrapped, 

By bullish hate, 

Demagogue states, 

Who cripple truth, 

And lies dictate,

Yet apathetic,

We frustrate, 

The way things are,

While they placate. 

(Photo – Eli Woodbine, Toronto, 2016) 

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Davy D says:

    A great take on the fear culture Eli. Each reading brings to mind something different.

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      Many thanks for the kind words Davy.

      I was hoping it would be accessible from many directions. In the sense that destabilisation is so rife in our modern culture.

      Eli

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  2. maria says:

    Reflective piece, Eli.

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      It seems like the right time to say it ey?

      Fear has been at the heart of many cruel, awful global decisions lately.

      Eli

      Like

  3. michnavs says:

    I live in exactly the other side of the world (from where you are) …..so fear of cultural differencea is really present..

    Fear in even the simplest yet complex situation…

    Fear that has torn us all apart..

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      I’m sorry to hear it. Where do you live?

      Fear is the lowest common denominator, we must always aim to walk to harder but better path of love.

      Eli

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  4. I love this poem. Fear, the illusionist, can create so much pain from just our own minds. We must conquer our fears, and we become the unstoppable force.

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    1. eliwoodbine says:

      I couldn’t agree more my friend! Fear is the absence of love, and love conquers all.

      Eli

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      1. That is a beautiful and true statement my friend. Beautifully said.

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      2. eliwoodbine says:

        Thanks for the kind words. Stay strong and keep pursuing love.

        Eli

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