Waxing Lyrical on a Wednesday – Violence Works

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Violence Works

Violence creates waves, loss, and a space at the table –

space disproportionate to its entitlements,

violence creates fear and demands respect.

Violence never earns, never persuades, never negotiates.

Violence demeans,  demands.

It shrinks the dignity, security, and power of others and expands to fit the space created.

Violence pays.
Violence talks.
Violence inspires fear.
Violence inspires others to emulate, to embrace, to enter in.
beware those who proceed with violence.
no matter what legitimacy they have or had.
Viloence works.
Original poem by H