Killing Mine Enemy With Kindness Poem by Richard Wlodarski

Killing Mine Enemy With Kindness

Rating: 5.0


I shall kill
Mine enemy
With such kindness...
I shall serve him
Water from the river of life
When he is dying of thirst
I shall feed him
The blood of lambs lost
Until Jesus Christ returns
And Satan is forgotten
I shall sing him
Hallelujah
Until his tears
Swell up with such love...
I shall present him
With the gift of light
Until the sun falls asleep
And the moon reawakens

I shall now taste
Enemy's blood
Awaken love
Strike with terror
I shall now kidnap
His wife and children
Send them to the land
Of soul liberty
I shall patiently wait
For his river of life
When dying of such thirst
And unspoken hunger

I will meditate
On mine enemy
Becoming a friend

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Topic(s) of this poem: philosophy
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
wes vogler 23 November 2017

So let me get this straight.. you are now going to try to reach Poemlist and tell them that it is all right to steal from you because you love them so. And they will fall down with overpowering thankfulness that you are able to forgive them so fully. I am afraid I will have to watch this with suppressed humour. Ostracism might be an alternative with less requirement for superhuman patience. I am not necessarily a bad person but I do have reservations.

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Richard Wlodarski 23 November 2017

Wes, I'm sorry, but I have no idea how you've come to this conclusion.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 28 March 2021

If we can convert our enemy into a friend, then it is a great achievement. A sublime poem that deserves top stars.

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 28 March 2021

I will meditate On mine enemy Becoming a friend. A wonderful concluding verse, dear Poet Richard.

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Bharati Nayak 21 February 2018

I shall kill Mine enemy With such kindness... I shall serve him Water from the river of life - - - - - - -A very positive poem in a scenario when hatred, violence and jealousy break relationships between man and man, society and society, country and country.Power of love can be overpowering.

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Richard Wlodarski 23 February 2018

Love shall conquer all! Bharati, thank you so much for your positive feedback.

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Elena Sandu 11 December 2017

Wow! Not easy to forget this poem, you use such words, many of us fear and dislike for the pain they brought, but managed to reverse attach kindness and put them in a brighter light. Excellent read, thank youfor share!

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Richard Wlodarski 11 December 2017

Elena, thank you very much for your very positive feedback!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 28 November 2017

This is such a terrible amazing poem. This reminds me of the Good Samaritan from Luke 10: 33. Of course noy exactly, but while reading this impressing poem, my thoughts go back to that parable. I have enjoyed this amazing poem a very lot. Such a smartness to create a poem in this way. A TEN well deserved, Richard! With best regards, sincerely Sylvia Frances Chan, dutch poetess in the english language.

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Richard Wlodarski 30 November 2017

I am humbled and flattered with you very positive response, Sylvia. Thank you so much!

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