To Whom Should I Speak Today?

Here is a poem by Thomas Eric Peet, an Egyptian poet which shows distrust of fellowmen. It voices the idea that problems in human relations were as acute then as they are now. 

I. 

To whom should I speak today?

Brothers are evil;

The friends of today love not.

II.

To whom should I speak today?

Hearts are covetous;

Every man plundereth the goods of his fellow.

III.

To whom should I speak today?

The peaceful man is in evil case;

Good is cast aside everywhere.

IV.

To whom should I speak today?

Yesterday is forgotten;

Me do not as they were done by nowadays.

V.

To whom should I speak today?

There is no heart of man

Whereon one might lean.

VI.

To whom should I speak today?

The righteous are no more;

The land is given over to evil-doers.

VII.

To whom should I speak today?

There is a lack of confidants;

Men have recourse to a stranger to tell their troubles.

VIII.

To whom should I speak today?

I am laden with misery,

And am without a comforter.


13 thoughts on “To Whom Should I Speak Today?

  1. this poem is true, anywhere you’d find it somewhere in society,family,friends and me my self also.. it’s awakening my sense as a human…

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