In A Dark Recess Poem by Adrian Flett

In A Dark Recess

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In a Dark Recess

In the deep root of the mind
the dark recess of the other
me, not me, sees difference
in the unknown fearful other.

Before us beyond our ken
the other me etched to vent,
knowing the wrong of it,
but too late to prevent.

Bigotry sways it between
what is not left behind
with what might have been.
In the recess of the mind,

the terrible shadow rises
engulfs all we prepared.
Don't lay blame at history's door
we've moved beyond there.

But have we come that far?
if at all, as culture calls.
Still locked in the dark recess
some more equal, though not all.

04/02/2019

Monday, February 4, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: prejudice
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Rebecca Navarre 19 February 2019

Prejudice hurts all! .. Very powerfully written! .. Ever so moving! .. Thank you ever so much for sharing this! .. Ever so very many 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ....................+++++

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Adrian Flett 20 February 2019

Such a difficult thing prejudice is and it invades us all in one way or another. Thanks again for your encouragement.

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Aaron Marchant 04 February 2019

And so it goes on.... Nicely penned Adrian

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Adrian Flett 05 February 2019

Hi Aaron, Thanks for your comments. I've been reading your new poems with interest.

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