Why Hate a Stranger?

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You see it on the screen
Vile venom spewed by a faceless serpent
Condemning a target to death
Or a fate that’s even worse
Yet the two have never met
You assume the target a murderer
Or a crippler of kids
Instead it is an artist
Not around to save their name

The serpent rants and raves
As if their enemy killed their kin
You cannot see their point
A story hated or a painting despised
Wooden actress to their taste
Yet they spout fury as if fact
To the backside of their target
Who is doing what they love
Unaware of the serpent’s rage


I spent a few minutes wandering IMDB this morning.  Wow.

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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16 Responses to Why Hate a Stranger?

  1. Wow. Wow to this poem. Strong, Charles.


  2. Kaufman's Kavalkade says:


  3. Nice poem, and a point that remains vital.


  4. The challenges of being an artist… Your poem casts a valuable perspective.


  5. C. Miller says:

    What was going on with IMDB?
    I feel like I missed something.


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