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How ?

How can the world end up a quagmire of irrelevant destruction. Is it not ourselves who delved too deep, encircled territory, distributed weep. We dug the fathomless hole we find ourselves in yet, we seem to intrinsically force the blame onto other entities.


We are not distant, we are not uneducated, we are not even immortally bound by the governs we deliver.

An encircling of hate fills the putrid air, the staleness of resolution, far ended, hanging in its’ own, administered fate. A swirling, bubbling mass of undercurrent fills every ocean. Blood and money washing away the very essence of life.

Is this the way?

Copulation with the destroyer?

Humanity inbred with itself; a fatal deliverance of the rules.


Surreptitious in its’ approach, delicate in its’ balance. Like a misting fog coursing its’ way through every concourse of life. Its’ fingers caressing, tickling the treasure, nurturing with its’ endeavour to cook the air still and to clean the clots from the sky.

Feel the staid, breathe the wave, tenderize the flavour of evolution. Evolve the devolution that we are rutted firmly in, twist it on its’ head and realize the intrepid state we find ourselves fraught with.
Caress the real, absorb what could be so deep in your veins that you live it and smolder its last breath. We are the people, we are us, we are the same, we are of one, so why?  Just why? 

Is this the way?

To fight and to clash, to sing and to pray, deliver us from evil and all what comes may. Bombs exploding, terse words rebounding, heaven and hell merged as if one. Break free from the strop, hare like a hare, soar like a bird, needless despair.

Be free, stop flouting and flaying, courting and baying, whistle the boundaries of all that is good.
Be free, don’t hinder, betray, purge or dismay, let us stand up with a gracious affray.
I bow down to thee, fluent with ease, put down the carcass and build up with with no fees.

Copyright © Dougie Sargent

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  1. Date: 4/15/2013 5:54:00 AM
    You write fluently with ease as if you were born to write, I don't see that everyday, have a blessed one xxx

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Dougie Sargent :-) your poem has been a wonderful write to find on the soups front page... '"Congratulations"" with your awesome featured poem of the week... always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 12/10/2012 8:27:00 AM
    You say much in one breath, enjoyed your flamboyant outbreak of passion, wish peace love joy to you and to the entire universe in which we live, we all must play our part if we are ever going to have a better tomorrow, it all starts with one single pebble thrown, and one ripple of the tide, blessings, from Rose Mystic, xx

    Sargent Avatar Dougie Sargent
    Date: 12/10/2012 9:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Rose, thank you for your intensively sincere comment. One pebble thrown has the ability to transform into an infinite number of ripples. It is what we do with those ripples that culminates in life itself. We need a better tomorrow. xx
  1. Date: 12/6/2012 5:52:00 AM
    Hey Dougie, you write very well - I like your poem. - Will welcome you to the P-Soup, hope you will get much pleasure to share your poems here with us. - Read ... give and receive comments on what you and others write. - I've been a member for a year now, enjoying myself with this page. - It's always nice to get new members. - Have a nice day. - Greeting from "winter Norway" and Anne-Lise :)

    Sargent Avatar Dougie Sargent
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Anne-Lise, thank you for your message ! I am glad you liked my poem. ' Winter Norway ' sounds like a perfect title, Anne-Lise even nicer ( a beautiful name ) ! I will get there one day, travel up to the north and sit under the Northern Lights!! Any poointers please d not hesitate to get in touch, in the mean time, take care and have an equally nice day :) x
  1. Date: 12/5/2012 3:43:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup, you'll find a friendly group of folks here! One heck of an entry write there. Please do enter my contests, direction are in my blog. Light & Love

    Sargent Avatar Dougie Sargent
    Date: 12/6/2012 6:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Debbie and thank you for your message. I must also thank you for your compliment on my entry. I write what it is I feel and it seemed to be perfectly apt given what is going on in the world today ! I am totally new to here so, as soon as I have figured out how to, i will try and enter your contests. Many thanks. D