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The Unintended

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Below is the poem entitled The Unintended which was written by poet John Anderson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The Unintended

The intended was upended
by upshots unexpected.
Star burrts of ramifications
shot into the air
despite all efforts to stop them.
It was like trying to control
an armful of crazy cats 
frightened by a dog.
Cries and scratches flew
as intended harmony
became unintended chaos,
with dire consequences en-trained.
It is so hard to predict
the hurt caused from 
the backlash and bite backs
to quite innocent intentions
which tensioned the web of status quo
to breaking point.
How can the unintended originator
be held responsible when
the Unintended is a martyr,
a victim of their own making?

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 5/8/2017 7:39:00 AM
This reminds me of the poem "The Gingham Dog and The Calico Cat." So much to grasp. Nice one, John! Congrats!
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