Elemental as a storm


A force far deeper than our anger
Elemental as a storm
Annihilating all before it
Terror makes man’s rage perform.

This force fearing self is threatened
Runs to rise and to protect,
Most murderous when we’re most alarmed
Rage the enemy detects.

Over-riding other feelings
Deprives us of the power to think
Like a nuclear tsunami
Disconnecting human links

Reddened vision,focused,narrow;
Eyes locked onto enemy’s
All the wider context losing,
Wipes out our good memories

Like a mother tiger fighting,
And the cornered eagle’s force;
We will destroy what we think other
Without bitter,pained remorse.

Nature made such to protect us;
Yet our perception can be wrong.
Once the flood of feeling takes us
All reflections seems too long

Later, if we see our victims,
Will we know that we have erred?
For hate deceives ourselves and others
When our inmost terror’s bared.

How can we step back and ponder,
See life from a wider view?
How can we become less blinded,
So we see our world anew?

Succumb not to final despond
Succumb not to black despair.
Always there are those who see.
Always there are those that care.

Tempered by reflective wisdom
Rage can change when understood.
When we find another being
Who contains our frightful flood

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