The world we live in

what kind of world do we live in?

once victims,
they later became hideous perpetrators
once oppressed,
some others became ruthless oppressors

day after day
slight offences are punished hard
while on lame excuses
abominable criminals walk free among us

what kind of minds can rationalize this?
what kind of hearts can accept this?
fearing for the young and honest ones
I sometimes tremble in the dark

what kind of world do we live in?

Marcus Antoninus


Author: Marcus

Philosopher, poet and lover of life.

6 thoughts on “The world we live in”

    1. Yes, may be, why not? I was wondering mainly about the future, young or yet unborn people, but I never write with just one meaning in mind. I believe in the multiplicity of interpretations. Thanks for your comment.


      1. I think the young and yet unborn are increasingly disenfranchised by the political and economic world they are set to become subject to. My point was that if, as you say, the oppressed become oppressors . . .

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