April 22nd, 2019

Cat - Black

Poem - The Pinprick

The poem “The Pinprick” was inspired by the online reactions to a person who played Devil’s Advocate on a sensitive subject. The response was swift against the problematic statements. Sensitivities were triggered. Some ground should be traveled carefully.


The Pinprick

Look to history to know the tale
the sum of what came before
when a single act can't explain
the reaction from the crowd
the slight should not enact
cries of anger then expressed
except when the breadth is seen
of the pain the wounds inflict

the pinprick made in jest
or the statement meant to quip
both convey so much more
than thoughts may account
assumptions miss the mark
to detriments of the ghosts
those that walked the twisted trails
tracking back to hurt once veiled

these revenants doubt intent
of the one that walks their grave
demanding blood for trespass
with damnations few contend
the past has more to say
than all the mutterings that explain
transgressions made by fools
with knives turned back to wound.

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