Posted by: Ron DuBour | March 30, 2014

Who Am I?

Poesy plus Polemics

"Self Portrait" By Will Wilson From “Self Portrait”
By Will Wilson

I could kill any man
who deserves it I’d
mete out a terminal
justice without many
qualms or kerfuffles
of conscience but
there’d be no joy
in the killing no
blackhearted thrill
in the taking
of life I could never
indulge in a bloodsport
that hunts down some
innocent creature
as trophy machismo
mis-wired and surging
with bastardized ethics

so what does this say
about me this belief
that the ultimate
stroke is the rightful
response when
provoked by straight up
self-defense or the
agonized cries
that depravity must
meet just punishment

what does it add
or subtract from my
semblance that I
believe life from
conception through
birth deserves care
and protection against
the assault of abortion

who am I that I
should embrace such
grave mortal convictions
what gives me such
right to believe
all the things I believe
to take…

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