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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