Poetry from A.R. Salandy : Malaise of the Suffering

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Malaise of the Suffering

A lowly lamentation becomes cacophonous
When webs of crystalline frustration
Intersect and weave into crystal insanity,

For we the downtrodden find salvation
In a diminishing hope
Never bleak enough to subjugate faith,

A silent calling warped by the privileged few
Whose power is cemented by fallacies
Bloodened bullion that knows no age.

No, the malaise of the suffering
Is that which pervades
The core of all mundane homes

Where the living writhe grief stricken
And burdened by handmade levers
That dictate the jaded rules of subjugation;

The lies that prevent mobilisation,
An awakening of unity

Bio: Anthony is a Black Mixed-race poet & writer who has spent most of his life in the Middle East jostling between the UK & America. Anthony's work has been published 215 times internationally. Anthony has 2 published chapbooks titled 'The Great Northern Journey' 2020 (Lazy Adventurer Publishing) & 'Vultures' 2021 (Roaring Junior Press) as well as a novel 'The Sands of Change' 2021 (Alien Buddha Press). Anthony's Chapbook 'Half Bred' is the Winner of the 2021 'The Poetry Question' Chapbook contest. Anthony is the Co-EIC of Fahmidan Journal & Poetry Editor at Chestnut ReviewTwitter/Instagram: @arsalandy https://arsalandywriter.com/

By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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