Tamzin Merchant
Where Does Revenge Stop?

Where does revenge stop?
After the second blow
When the eye has been repaid
With an eye?

Or does it blunder on
Until each drop of spilled blood
Has been avenged
In blood?

Or will it not stop
Until the heart and soul
Of the human race is riddled with hate and fear?
(Like a body torn by machine gun fire).

Where does revenge stop?