Tell Me Why

Why are negatives

Stronger than positives


Why is love over-

Shadowed by hate


Why love is taken for granted

and dislike catches unawares


Why slurs and slights

Dig deeper, fester, not love


Why hurts never wash away

No matter how much we forgive


Why childhood miseries get carried

Forward as permanent histories


Why do hate, bigotry, cowardice impinge

shock even as we celebrate softer emotions


why do goodness, love feel insipid

wickedness cruelty meaty morbid


why bad stuff makes headlines

good gets sidelined


tell me why bad mocks

good each and every time


tell me why

do tell me why


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