ivor or ivor.e hogg

Rookie (7/4/1934 / Hebburn.Co Durham U.K)

A Question Of Morality - Poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

What makes an action right or wrong?
Do we decide this consciously?
or do we simply go along
with accepted morality.

If you must kill to save a life.
You can do but reluctantly
because its sets up mental strife.
Which interferes with liberty

of action which is needed to
remove the threat which you perceive.
Although the deed will trouble you,
you have to act as you believe.

To shoot a man who means to kill
someone you love is justified.
Although some moralists will still
deny you the right to decide.

I think we act instinctively
when there is no alternative.
Remove the threat decisively
an action which I’m positive.

Should not be seen as culpable
A fact that recognised by law
each one of us is capable
of being executioner.

When circumstance indicate
that we must act immediately.
There is no time to hesitate
considering morality.

We act because we have to act.
We have no choice it must be done
I choose to see this as a fact
although it won’t please everyone.


Comments about A Question Of Morality by ivor or ivor.e hogg

  • Dr Hitesh Sheth (4/30/2009 6:18:00 AM)

    This concept of morality change from time to time, place to place and also on different places at a same time, It is difficult to decide what is truth and what is untruth, Still we can say that whatever proceeds from divine consciousness is truth, but then to know that whether one's actions springs from divine consciousness is exceedingly difficult........Good Write, , , , , , (Report)Reply

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  • Ron Flowers (8/9/2008 9:58:00 AM)

    Some very wise words supurbly assembled.


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  • Chitra - (8/2/2008 10:41:00 AM)

    wonderful words there
    fine ryhme everywhere

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  • Sarwar ChowdhurySarwar Chowdhury (7/30/2008 1:47:00 PM)

    rhyme scheme and flow are fine
    a 10 given with joy from mine

    Verses are thoughtful
    the poem is beautiful!

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  • David Desantis (4/30/2008 9:10:00 AM)

    I am in complete agreement with you, and especially love the thesis of this, which i think can be found in the last 4 verses. A very interesting poem, w/ great flow and an interesting rhyme scheme.10/10 (Report)Reply

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  • James B. Earley (3/23/2008 11:15:00 AM)

    A splendid observation my friend The philosophy eludes so many (Report)Reply

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  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (3/7/2008 5:26:00 AM)

    Wise words, Yes we act to protect the ones we love, the law can not seem to grasp the idea of self defence, what's reasonable force when instinct to protect is given it's way, a bit of common sense is needed in the law i say... Andy 10 (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 7, 2008

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