What Lies Within Poem by Darwin Henry Beuning

What Lies Within

Rating: 5.0


In people - the World Round
You have,
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.

But, what is to be feared most,
Is that within each of us,
There is a little MEAN.

When citizens have had enough,
Pushed too far,
The masses rise up.

Then is the time for,
Meanness ALL around.

Monday, August 19, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: existence,world conflicts
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Written 3: 15pm,19 August 2019.Appropriate poem for these times of civil disobedience throughout the world.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Kim Barney 20 August 2019

Hank, you are right. We probably all have a little meanness in us, and sometimes things happen that just brings it out in everybody! But I think Linda Bella is right: there is some good in most people too.

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Darwin Henry Beuning 21 August 2019

Kim, Thank you for the comment! ! Looking forward to our chess club meeting today.

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Darwin Henry Beuning 31 January 2021

03: 22am 31 January 2021. See my poem - Trump - Last Hurrah - A sad time for us ALL.

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Kathy Wright 27 August 2019

Your poem was pretty fatalistic overall so it caused me sadness of heart. We all have choices to make in life. I believe that kindness and living a life that brings joy to others is to be sought after. We are here to make this world a better place. Evil does not triumph in the end.t

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Michael Walker 26 August 2019

Quite an observation. It is undeniable, though, that some are far more evil and threatening than others. A fine poem.

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Darwin Henry Beuning 27 August 2019

Michael, Thank you for the comment. I had these thoughts about meanness for quite some time and was finally able to put it into a poem.

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Kim Barney 25 August 2019

Hmmmmmmm.... I have been thinking... I'm not all that good... but I don't consider myself bad... so I must be the UGLY!

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Kumarmani Mahakul 21 August 2019

This is the time to acquire goodness and nourish path of humanity. Beauty of life can be motivated with wonderful perception.

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Darwin Henry Beuning 22 August 2019

Kumarmai, thank you for your comment. Yes, we must all strive to make the world a better place.

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Melrose, Minnesota
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