Despondency Act 9: Malice Song #0


Inhumane, seen
through the perspective
of animals,
destiny appeared –
sinners trembled,
they pissed their pants.


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81 thoughts on “Despondency Act 9: Malice Song #0

      1. I too wrote a piece recently about humanity’s complex (and tragic) relationship with nature – so this hit home with me. We appear to have been contemplating the same paradox. I agree with you wholeheartedly about the overall carelessness (and arrogance!) demonstrated by humans toward the natural world and believe we are foolishly poking the metaphorical bull. You put this so simply and yet it carried the weight of the sad observation perfectly. Bravo.

        1. We do share the connection that is binding us with nature and what humans are doing to this planet and its people and animals.

          It’s a conflict and very chaotic state that it never gets fixed and if we do see change it won’t happen for a very long time. It’s the sad truth bu its reality and lots of broken promises.

          What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other’s folly – that is the first law of nature. ~ Voltaire

  1. Man seems to think animals were put here so that they could kill them for sport. Luring an unaware deer into the open to shoot it down is not sport but a cowardly act. Beautifully said Charlie 😊

  2. When I read this I think of the saying “we never know how it feels, until it happens to us”. It’s easy to be cruel to others and to dish out hate, but it’s not so fun being on the receiving end of it. Really appreciate this poem, Charlie. Very well said!

    1. Exactly.

      What we do unto others, would be done ten times worse. Karma does have the advantage.

      “Americans have been taught that their nation is civilized and humane. But, too often, U.S. actions have been uncivilized and inhumane.” ~ Howard Zinn

    1. Yes. Thank you, Dale.

      This poem came from a deep dark place within my heart. What the media shows on T.V. and what humans do sickens my stomach and I feel angry.

      “I was surrounded by nature and trying to come to terms with this blissful nature versus the inhumane mentality of war. People were being deluded by someone using the word peace.” ~ Thurston Moore

  3. I’m a really imperfect human. However, one of the most meaningful joys of my life is being a vegetarian since my teens. Not eating animals cleared up a lot of space in my brain and heart. I believe I became more intellectual.

  4. How true those few words are Charlie.. I often think it is we Humans who are the animals, and then that is giving animals a bad name, because they do not torture and kill for the sake of it as we do.
    I am aghast at times at the depth we humans sink to..

    Sending thoughts for a peaceful weekend Charlie. Enjoy the love of those you hold most dear and try to see the beauty among the shadows.. ❤

    1. Excellent points.

      Every few years or so, some humans seem to go further down a spiral of wickedness. I know justices always prevails and sees safety for those we want protect and care of all the evil in this planet of ours.

      Bless your heart, Sue.

    1. Thank you.

      If you have free time on your hands Check out my ‘Despondency series’ starting from Act 1 to Act 9. I’m stopping at Act 13. Trust me you and everyone else will relate tremendously. 🙂

      I’m glad you felt this post…my heart aches as well knowing why some humans do the most horrible thing to a precious animal. 😦

  5. I agree with Bjorn. My love of animals started after the first puppies’ kiss I received as a toddler. My stepfather kicked one of our cats after he’d been drinking; I never forgave him. He also shot one of our dogs. He died at 53. I shed no tears. What a treat to read a short poem by you; less epic flarf. Like me, you ted to write an opus. Nice to read you today.

    1. Oh…my….your stepfather did that? That is messed up and so wrong. 😦

      See, people like that deserve the ultimate punishment.

      This is a different side that no one has seen me write in just short poems.

      The Despondency series will end at 13. If you have time go back to Despondency Act 1 all the way to current. 🙂

  6. “inhumane” —– is it really inhuman? Are we inherently good? If so, then yes, “inhumane”. If we are not inherently good….then perhaps it should be in-humane.

  7. A very poignant piece Charlie. It’s incomprehensible for me the way some people behave and the unconditional love and trust from animals always shows me what’s possible when we follow their example 🙂🐾🐾

  8. Charlie- I love this. We have been watching our planet, and I cry over what we have done to the poor animals. I don’t understand why we can’t all live together in peace.

    1. I wish we can all live together in peace.
      Truth be told, we live in an unrealistic world we’re promises are broken and no one wants to help those in need and these politicians turn the other cheek.

      Change happens slowly but let us keep hoping for that to happen.

  9. I think inhuman humans don’t realize they are inhuman, it’s all bloody their character sans conscience.
    But karma prevails , the universe gives back what is due.
    Your verse is loaded , Charlie. It’s pure gold!!

    1. Thank you, Yassy.

      Humans have a very long time to learn from their mistakes and for that to happen? we got a very long time.

      On one hand, we know that everything happens for a reason, and there are no mistakes or coincidences. On the other hand, we learn that we can never give up, knowing that with the right tools and energy, we can reverse any decree or karma. So, which is it? Let the Light decide, or never give up? The answer is: both. ~ Yehuda Berg

      1. You are welcome, Charlie.
        We can’t blame the devil for our blatant lack of conscience, humans have high intelligence so if they screw up , they got to think to make it right , so let the light enter oy

  10. I have never understood how people can enjoy hurting others or animals. It makes no sense to me. Then I look at what the media feeds our kids…and what parents allow their children to watch before they have even learned empathy. There’s a clue right there. Empathy or lack of it…is learned.

    1. Excellent point, Mish.

      The media loves spinning things around. It’s no wonder this world is in deep shit.

      “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”
      ― George Orwell, 1984

  11. As a species, we have a lot to learn. If animals could talk, I’m sure one of the first things they’d say is “please don’t eat us, don’t exploit us, don’t put us in cages”. All you have to do is look in their eyes to see how wrong it is for such mistreatment. And then, there’s the whole other parallel of how we mistreat other humans too….

    Very cleverly done Charlie.

    1. Excellent points.

      As humans we have a lot of ways to go and better understanding our conscience and behavior. Which by the way is distracting from everything around that man can’t seem to know where to start from.

  12. With the acceleration of species extinction, the lack of political will to address climate change, and the continued erosion of pollution regulation we seem to be creating a perfectly inhuman storm.

    1. Excellent perspective and very on point.

      Anna, you said it perfectly.

      Our political system seems to care more about drama in the white house then what is crucial in our planet.
      Don’t worry when the floods happen or the eruption of the Yellowstone volcano. Mother earth is slowly teasing humanity with many warnings all around. But, is the population or our government listening?

    1. Thank you, Frank.

      Humans must be reminded of compassion and love, it is the only thing left in our hearts.

      A quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson

      “Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we’re still at the mercy of nature.” ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

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