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Paltry Society

Whilst we claim ourselves
a civilized, caring 
and enlightened society,
a mortally wounded dog
lies unattended
on the side of a road,
as her distraught
canine companion
remains helplessly, yet devotedly
by her side,
exhibiting a level
of sensitivity and compassion
that far exceeds
that of those
who regrettably have
ruthless command
over the entire animal kingdom.
 
Yes, in all our pitiful glory 
we dare claim ourselves
superior to these creatures....
how contemptibly mistaken we are.

How painful and disheartening
to powerlessly observe
such callousness and indifference,
and how terribly dispiriting
to acknowledge myself
as one who is
reluctantly, yet unavoidably
part of a legion
that so brazenly owns
such apathy, depravity and disgrace.

Camille Rose Castillo 2012

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  1. Date: 7/21/2012 9:00:00 PM
    This is well written, it could wake a dead rose flower! Thanks for touring through my heart with your poem! Keep it up! King Femi.

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 6:50:00 PM
    Stark portrait of indiffirence here. Moving words! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 5/26/2012 6:45:00 PM
    Camille, our only choice is to change the world one person at a time...well done! ..jimbo

    Castillo Avatar Camille Rose Castillo
    Date: 5/26/2012 6:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hello Jimbo, Thank you for appreciating this sentiment, and for leaving your much appreciated and insightful comment. Camille