Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 6,519 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

An Essay On Revenge - Poem by Matthew Holloway

An essay on revenge
I have read, listened and talked on it
its a subject everyone has a view on
its an emotion, a concept, a piece of life
its unavoidable for so many, I pity
I recently came across a question
in some random quiz I was taking
asking about how would I take revenge
I answered that I wouldn't
that I would let it slide away, forgotten
revenge you see is consuming
it takes away a part of you
like hate it takes your time, thoughts
it eats away at your soul
why devote time to such negativity
when its so empty, soulless
one man's revenge creates
another's need for it
a vicious wasteful cycle
the best revenge is living well
when those who have wronged you
see you smiling, laughing, being healthy
see you happy, full, content with life
they achieve nothing
and you, you are happy
so live well and be happy
and those who have wronged you
raised walls against you
there's your revenge
move on and live a life
that's worth living
and revenge, well
there's never a need for it

Topic(s) of this poem: life, revenge

Comments about An Essay On Revenge by Matthew Holloway

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (3/28/2015 2:15:00 PM)

    Ahan a great stimulating poem against revenge even if revenge does seem so sweet at times. I like how u smartly say revenge could lead to a vicious cycle. But some criminals need to be revenged upon or they may not stop. So thumbs up. Pls do review my latest poem titled mother nature. ... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 28, 2015

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