Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

The most beautiful evil

GIDRAF MWANGI 1992 (Murang'a)

I love nature, just like everybody else
But in its beauty, is a core of evil
That created a cruel pecking order
Where the more vicious survive
And the meek perish

Man, for protection, kills the lion
The lion king, in anger, butchers the antelope
The doe, in mourning, mauls the soft tender flesh
Of the green babies of grass

Viciousness is at the core of nature
The means to protect
The means to feed
The means to dominate
The means to be eaten by others

The beauty of a red rose
Is tainted by sharp thorns
The beauty of a calm sea
Is tainted by drowning
The beauty of dawn
Tainted by the scorch of midday

Is there true beauty in nature?
Or is it one side of a coin
And if vicious cruelty is on the other
Is nature the most beautiful evil?



© GIDRAF MWANGI
Font size:
Collection  Edit     
 

Submitted by GIDRAF on May 21, 2021

44 sec read
3 Views

GIDRAF MWANGI

I am a passionate poet out to share my works with the world. If you enjoy my poetry, you can support me by buying me a coffee at --- https://www.buymeacoffee.com/GIDRAF more…

All GIDRAF MWANGI poems | GIDRAF MWANGI Books

FAVORITE (1 fan)

Discuss this GIDRAF MWANGI poem with the community:

0 Comments

    Translation

    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "The most beautiful evil" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 24 Jul 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/100522/the-most-beautiful-evil>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    Browse Poetry.com

    Quiz

    Are you a poetry master?

    »
    Who wrote the poem "Stopping by Woods On a Snowy Evening"?
    • A. Robert Frost
    • B. John Keats
    • C. William Shakespeare
    • D. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets

    »