COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY
Anthony Ward

What has become of us
When those that have done us wrong are given the right to do so
Through the sanitation and integration of crime in society?

Where the innocent are prisoners locked behind doors
Given cause for concern for whoever’s in the adjacent cell-
Wondering if they wish them harm

While insuring themselves to compensate intruders
Turning on the television to escape the violence and profanity
That provides our community service.

©2012 This work is the property of the author.

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Posted on November 26, 2012, in Anthony Ward, POETRY and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. This philosophical poem by Anthony Ward frees us from misconceptions, ideas, and miscarried
    interventions about freedom, entitlements, victimization, justice and allows free thoughtful
    probabilities for an amnesty of sensibilities to emerge.

  2. The last of Anthony’s current submissions. I like what this man has to say…I feel his concerns, and he pens them so clearly.

    Read his previous work on MM by clicking the link and following the Older Posts tab beneath the “like” box.
    https://misfitsmiscellany.wordpress.com/category/anthony-ward/

  3. Many poems make me want more details and specific information, and this is one of those poems! Not a criticism, exactly, my comment is about me really.

  4. reminds me of Bowie’s ‘Sons of the Silent Age’ …:

    ‘… Pace their rooms
    Like a cell’s dimensions
    Rise for a year or two
    Then make war
    Search through their one inch thoughts
    Then decide it couldn’t be done’

    Indeed; what has become of us

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