Doormat of abuse,
ignored by society.
Egoism reigns.

Doormat of killings,
injustice, impunity,
Fear silenced many.

Filthy corruption.
Doormat of fearful silence:
art of survival?

Doormats of looped lies,
political strategists,
Brainwash power play.

Doormat of evil,
Doormat of naiveté,
Doormat of silence.

Are you a doormat?
Instrumental apathy?
Silent accomplice?

Doormat of blindness:
shut eyes to humanity.
Honest, humane heart?

~ Angelica  Hopes, haiku

Text © Ana Angelica Abaya van Doorn 2017


Poet, author, novelist, Italian-English translator, ghost writer, lovingly dedicated to my husband and three daughters, a foreign language enthusiast, a piano and English tutor, a domestic violence counsellor and a wanderlust.

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