Matthew Holloway

Gold Star - 19,440 Points (10 June 1978 / Cheshire, England)

The Poison Of Revenge - Poem by Matthew Holloway

I saw the world fall to darkness
And a rage build within
My thoughts spat with a venom
They called for revenge
To trust none by their word
And watch all in every action
The world became divided
Between them and I
Words held no reason to hear
For they echoed false promise
The deceit I had felt
Strikes deep into my heart
Blinded by anger and fear
Lost in a tumult of the irrational
I turn against myself
The beliefs I held in place fall apart
Ah the poison of revenge
The bitter vile taste of it
Sours my blood and tongue
Beware the call of vengeance
And the dark world which it brings
For it is the elixir before demise
A poison to all life

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 6, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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