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Below is the poem entitled I've which was written by poet Grobb Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I've lied I've cheated,
stolen and killed.
Burned, destroyed,
how I felt I was thrilled.

Ripped apart and taken,
left whatever still standing quite shaken.
Bruised and maimed,
corrupted and blamed.
Beaten and mauled,
left all appalled.

An addiction to ravage,
A raging heartless savage.
Production, obstruction,
cause of destruction.
A rampaging violence,
disruption of silence.

So filled of greed,
neglecting of need.
Made so many,
quiver and bleed.
I've saddened, I've maddened,
but never once gladdened. 
Made cry, let die,
then walked on by.

Left torn and tattered,
as if nothing mattered.
As to me it did not,
for inside of me.
You'll find not one heartfelt thought.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2012 5:03:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 3:15:00 AM
    Very well written, easy to read an excellent piece. Loved it from beginning to end.