Poem -

~ ON SUSPICION CREEPING ~

{a dark disease}

~ ON SUSPICION CREEPING ~

Suspicion
Is like a disease
Creeping
Into the mind
Posing as thoughts
Where it spreads into  every form
Of self expression...

Suspicion
Ruins negotiations for peace
Bleeding jealousy and hatred
Into perfectly balanced partnerships
Bringing added wrath
To warmongers and maniacs
Poisoning even
Clear blue holy water...

It disposes governments to hypocrisy
And seeps secretly
Into the kisses of lovers
It lays in wait
Preparing to bloom into a false façade
A greening tree of suspicion
Whose rotting roots
Invade the immune system
And manifests itself
As a dark disease
Perpetually
Creeping...

Tony Taylor

 

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Marion Price

Wow Tony!! Now I will tell you why I like this one...because I have lived it and you words express the poison of it perfectly. It is indeed a disease that ruins lives, love and emotional well being. Dark and brooding piece that recognises and expresses in a perfect way the destructive ways of humans. Nice work Tony 🌹🌹

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Tony Taylor

Wow MARION!!...... you REALLY did find a way to express precisely what you felt/thought about this write.....I have no idea why you might have doubted yourself in the first place because you have such command over the words you choose to share with others..... Thank you SO much for your insightful commentary here dear poet sister!!....... and stay groovy girlfriend....... you are VERY much appreciated around here!!...... hugs-n-smiles!!........T xo.  : )

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Wilford Barker

Hello Sir Tony..
this is a different kind of write from you..
Very informative fill with life experiences which many of us can relate..
love this piece.. 
Bless up!
 

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Tony Taylor

Why Thank You Sir BARKER!!.....I actually do a LOT of varied types of writing on a LOT of different types of subject matter...... That's a big part of my rep and on-line persona.....I appreciate VERY much your taking time to read and comment on my stuff dear poet brother!!....... stay groovy I do so look forward to it!!.....! am your cyber-friend and admirer!!......T xo.  : ).

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Cherie Leigh

Hi T....Boy does suspicion cause chaos and irrational behaviors and actions in people!  We would like to think our governments would stay rational and not assume anything, but unfortunately that is not always the case and wars have been started on such....and in personal lives, suspicion can become a poison that ruins relationships and emotional health.  You portrayed this very well in both your descriptive words and imagery.   Great original presentation.  xo Love n Hugs, C ;) 

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GREG TUCKER

Yeah hit home for me I am a Libertarian of course 

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Tony Taylor

YEAH!!!....I figured you'd probably be in agreement with me here!!......Thanx so much dear poet brother.......I am your cyber-friend and admirer!!.......T xo.  : )

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Greg Etsell

if I get what this poem is about
your talking how bad the world
is I am watching show now called
caught on camera about crime
in London England and this show is on
and I will say all over the world crime
the show is Netflix this was a great pom

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Tony Taylor

Hey GREG!!,,,, sorry I just caught this comment....... and yes it is partially about crime....... mostly about suspicion can lead into crimes being committed in all aspects of life...... it really is an insidious disease of the mind!!..... thank you GREG.... for going back into the past..... to take the time to read this one...... you're such a great supporter of my work and I do so appreciate it my friend!!........I am your cyber-friend and admirer!!.......T xo : )

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