Posted by: Ron DuBour | January 12, 2018

Inhumanity~by Paul Lenzi





“Inhumanity” by Narayanan Ramachandran

surges of dangerous malice
rush into the voids
in a mind come estranged
from emotional traffic
in concepts of kindness

so utterly failed by a nasty
and brutish experience
leaving with ripening age
abject ethical ignorance
risen to moral confusion

in years that for most
bear the custom of certainty
even the innocent sin
of ambivalence caters
insensate indifference

is this then the crucible
pouring forth ignoble
hate into ingots of evil
that damned awful specie
that pays the apocalypse

fear and take guard of
this mind most unkind
for its visions of terror
its cold acquiescence to
the worst parts of man

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“Man is capable of as much atrocity as he has imagination.”
                  – William Parcher: an imaginary character in “A Beautiful Mind”


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

    • most welcome always!!

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