Harsh

This poem was written in response to today’s Daily Prompt: Sad but true (Harsh).

To all of us harsh words have been spoken
and most of us by them have been broken,
But to none is the pain so severe
than those who are abused by loved ones dear.

Harsh words can also be good for our souls
as St. Paul says there is godly sorrow.
This kind of sorrow leads men to repentance;
if not, certain death is their sentence.

Harsh word have diverse effects
depending on if you’re innocent or wicked,
but for both harsh words crush out life
leading to great inner turmoil and strife.

Harshness is not only conveyed by words:
Actions too are expressions of thoughts.
Discrimination and preferential treatment,
bias and prejudice are works of a tyrant.
To make man less than what he is,
is quite akin to slavery.

HIV, skin colour, race, ethnicity,
education level, fam’ly history
are all examples of the criteria with which we judge.
In some it’s so ingrained you can’t get them to budge!
So harshness characterises our human existance,
but with love we may put up a resistance.

Whether or not we’ll be successful in this
only time will tell in all its fullness,
but try we must for that is love.
It’s not human; it comes from above.

For we love our own;
to others we groan.
Our eyes become harsh
so we put on a mask.

Yet ultimately love will prevail;
The question is: Will you yourself avail?

Related posts

  1. Harsh | The Magic Black Book
  2. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Sad But True – Emotions
  3. Winter Is Near (Harsh) | photo potpourri
  4. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Under the Monkey Tree
  5. Accurate | Lost in Adeline’s
  6. Criticism never kills | Clandestine Destiny
  7. That Was Way Harsh [Daily Prompt: Sad But True] | unknowinglee
  8. ‘You are DELUDED!’ | alienorajt
  9. Telling myself off. | thoughtsofrkh
  10. Always impatient | crookedeyebrows
  11. Daily Prompt: Sad But True – Criticism | Anniemation Floe
  12. (22) Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Family, Photos, Food & Craft
  13. Daily Prompt: Sad But True « Mama Bear Musings
  14. My Fiancé thinks I am a Junkie! | Shiwanidoez
  15. Writing Advice; “Good Writing Is Persisting” (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  16. the truth hurts like a 4 year old’s stomp on your foot | wannabepoet
  17. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Awl and Scribe
  18. Lolz Criticism | મન ની વાત
  19. DAILY PROMPT: SAD BUT TRUE? | SERENDIPITY
  20. You’re Useless | submissivelysecret
  21. Daily Prompt: Sad But True (A Conversation Between Friends) | I Hope You’re Taking Notes
  22. She Sees the World Through Rose Coloured Glasses … | Girlie Groove
  23. Maybe it’s you. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Reinvention of Mama
  24. Puppy Mill Life… | Haiku By Ku
  25. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  26. Harshest | Hope* the happy hugger
  27. Regarding Those Friends Who See Through You to Something Better: | Rob’s Surf Report
  28. The Lurker’s List | Misery
  29. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | The Story of a Guy
  30. Daily Prompt: Sad but True | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  31. Sad but True | Kate Murray
  32. Don’t take it personally … | 365 And Counting
  33. I do not like doing things wrong! | Eccentric Lady
  34. Admit It. | ayimas
  35. No willpower | Life is great
  36. Oooo…ouch…. | Maybe Not So Zen…
  37. Sad but True? | Going New Places!
  38. Sad But True | The Nameless One
  39. You’re like a cat – you only call when you want something | Feel & Rebuild Your Self Confidence
  40. Bad juju gaga | Lady Goo Goo Gaga
  41. DP: Sad but True | The Deepwater Goldfish
  42. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Time Collage
  43. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Moments Thru Lens
  44. Harsh | Rebecca Barray
  45. Me, Myself, and I. | Many More Ripples
  46. Sad But True: Daily Prompt | lifebeinggirly
  47. Steve Says….
  48. Daily Prompt: Sad but true | Valley Girl Gone Country
  49. Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Processing the life
  50. Daily Prompt: Sad but True | Winging it
  51. Harsh? | Taking One Day At A Time
Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Harsh

  1. Pingback: From the mouths of babes | Life as a country bumpkin...not a city girl

  2. Pingback: Regarding Those Friends Who See Through You to Something Better: | Rob's Surf Report

  3. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Sad but True | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

  4. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Sad But True | Processing the life

  5. Pingback: Daily Prompt – Harsh – Poem / Poetry – “The Survey” | toofulltowrite (I've started so I'll finish)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s