Cruelty is the compulsion of the wounded to wound,
The harmed to harm
The abused to abuse
The exploited to exploit
The sad to sadden
Cruelty is the admission of having a hole in the soul
Through which the soul’s humanity has leaked
And found places where it is more welcome.
Cruelty is demonic possession
By a painful past
The greatest victim of cruelty is this drained soul
Which can never be satisfied until filled with something better.
Cruelty is the cry of the empty
Trying to steal from the complete
To fill that hole in the soul.
The tragedy is that it never does.
Teach your child that he is worthy
Teach your child that she matters
And spare the world one case of cruelty.