O You

O you, Rip van Winkle

You who ran away from the world

You walked in a daze for years

And when you rejoined the world,

They had moved on

 

O you, Ahab

You who chased a goal around the sea

You hunted your prey for years

And when you looked for those you loved,

They had left

 

O you, Rodya Raskolnikov

You who invited bitter reason into your life

You made the Devil your ally

And when you acted,

Your victim tortured you

 

O you, Kain

You who fathered anger into this world

You made your sacrifice to this world

And when it was rejected,

You lashed out in anger

 

Oh, it is me

Me who looked in a mirror

I saw myself four times

And then I wept,

For the time wasted on bitter anger

3 comments

  1. I usually find poetry to be awkward or to have a unintelligible message(to me a least.) This is evocative, clear and well written in my opinion. It gives a glimpse into your inner self. Well done my friend.

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