It’s a jungle out there

The bridge appears to be straight and smooth

but fear sloshes in my belly turning my legs to jelly

trepidation makes my heart race for it’s a jungle out there

hatred and violence roam free

baring their vicious fangs and growl in a stentorian roar

misplaced pride turns a snooty nose at reason

crazed look on every twisted face

blood on each hand and the smell of burning flesh

yet the call is so invidiously beguiling

I salivate at the mere thought of that power

tethering at the edge of insanity

lured by the promised bounty of righted wrongs

but I recover from the transient transgress

with sanity sharply knocking me down

eyes with hope serving as a beacon

Let there be storms of paranoia all around

it may seem like a daydream but is a heartfelt desire

that peace with its winsome ways will eventually win

human will not another human butcher

the arc of fear will not be allowed to persist

time will have to change its course

for humanity to finally prevail.

58 thoughts on “It’s a jungle out there

  1. I am beginning to wonder if itโ€™s just a daydream that humanity will finally prevail. Some significant changes in the trajectory of humanity will be required in order for that to happen.

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  2. It is a jungle out there. And you create such an atmosphere of it while still lacing it with your characteristic goodness and desire for peace

    โ€œit may seem like a daydream but is a heartfelt desire
    that peace with its winsome ways will eventually winโ€

    Magnificent, dear Punam โค๏ธโค๏ธ

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  3. “human will not another human butcher
    the arc of fear will not be allowed to persist
    time will have to change its course
    for humanity to finally prevail.”

    Powerful lines!

    The world has truly become an unruly jungle. It is high time that humans actually start behaving like humans. Thank you for this wonderful piece๐Ÿ™

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