Devil’s potion leaks,
from his dark mouth when he speaks.
Power play to kill.

Devil’s potion strikes,
angry outburst of conscience:
power to deny.

Devil’s potion plays,
manipulating puppets:
power to deceive.

Devil’s potion rules:
the grave digger’s evil heart.
Power overkill.

Devil’s potion sucked:
bloodthirsty violent mob.
Violence go on.

Devil’s potion tempts:
dishonest politicians.
Economy screwed.

Devil disheartens:
the human rights advocates.
Discredit! Defame!

Are you allowing
corruption and injustice?
Impunity reigns!

~ Angelica Hopes, haiku

Photo credit: Dengcoy Miel


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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