“Revenge is Bad”

When revenge is love.

When revenge is love.

She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

She becomes so kind,
that enemies take her side.
So compassionate that
strangers ask her consent.

And… She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

So soothing
that clouds with rain feel high.
So steady,
that rocks feel intimidated.
So transparent,
that water feels shy…

And… She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

So calm
that thunder returns sigh..
So eloquent
that bard feels fragile…
So alluring
that monk becomes sly…

And… She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

So pure
that dew drops become dry..
So pleasant
that fantasies feel like a lie…
So gracious
that envy seeks to hide…

And… She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

She expects me to be “Kind.”
Turns me pale.
Makes me embarrassed
in my own eyes.
I wrote her a poem
in spur of vengeance.

And… She says… “Revenge is bad.”
I don’t know how to reply.

– Dedicated to the nature’s marvel that simply puts.. “Revenge is bad”, and continues to work her charm on us.

Image Credits: terranfilms.com

8 thoughts on ““Revenge is Bad”

  1. Ali, i have absolutely no words to summon the praise worthy of this masterpiece. the form, concept and passion puts this piece far above anything i’ve ever written and most of what i’ve read. this is like one of those once-in-a-lifetime pieces that a poet dreams of producing. what a shame you set the bar so high for yourself so early. fantastic work!!!!

    • Thank you Bob. You always shower me with compliments that I honestly believe I am not worthy of. I don’t think I’m deserving of even a pinch of stature that you mount me on. I’m still in my infancy, learning from fellows like you, classic poets, legendary writers, artists and philosophers, my friends who’re far more better writer than I’m, or perhaps I ever will be. Still lots of thanks for your presence, admiration and appreciation. I hope I’m consistent enough to deserve a better place in memories.🙂

      • hey Ali, please take the compliment at face value as i do not shower flattery or compliments that are not deserved. all of your writing is very good, but that piece was so outstanding. i’ve gone back and read it several times because of its excellence. i passed it on to a close blogging friend, and i think she is or will be following you. great work.
        hey, i’m still open to doing some collaboration on social commentary. let me know if you’re interested. peace to you my friend. bob

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