My Poetry

Cruelty Rejoices

When someone shows you who they are believe them.”
~ Maya Angelou

why would you say that to me?
to see your reaction
he would always say

it was the same
reaction every time
hurt dismay

but

I used to think
that truth
was elsewhere

now I know
he was telling the truth
cruelty rejoices
when inflicting pain

the sight of it
so sweet

sometimes kindness is the lie

in word and deed
he was telling the truth
about himself
cruelty is one
of the most honest things

~ Kate

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