Evil at Its Worst


– By Mitzi Perdue

Jim Conrad is a Delaware Poet who wrote this poem, Evil at Its Worst, for Win This Fight.  A great big Thank You to Conrad for doing this!  Poetry can focus and intensity emotions as words alone cannot. Again, thank you, Jim Conrad, for writing this.

 

Cruelty To Animals

On The TV Screen —Brings Tears

But There Are Far Worse Happenings

That Should Rank With Greatest Fears

This Thing Called Sex Trade Trafficking

Is The Worst —-With Silent Screams

The Kind Of Thing That Should Cause Us

To All Have Nightmare Dreams

Savage, Base, Brutality

So Some May Money Make

International In It’s Scope

With Cowards On The Take

Like Cattle Are These Slaves Then Sold

To Perverse Folk Who Have Bid

They’re Bought To Perform Unspeakable Acts

For Those Buyers Who Are Conscience Rid

Daughters, Wives and Children

Yes, Even Boys Of Youth

From Skins Of Every Color

And All Of It The Truth

I Hope It’s Not Your Sister

Or Niece Or Cousin Or Mother

Your Girlfriend Or Your Fiancée

Or Perhaps Even Your Brother

But Just Because It’s No One

That You May Ever Know

Does Not Mean That Good Folk

Can Let This Evil Go

Starting With Awareness

It’s The LEAST That We Can Do

And Perhaps We Can Find Other Ways

To See This Perversion Thru

The One Thing We Can Never Do

Is Turn And Walk Away

For If We Do, Then Many Lives

May NEVER Ever See The Light Of Day

Original poem by Jim Conrad as inspired by stories about Human Sex Traffickingt. 2019

About The Author

Mitzi Perdue is a businesswoman, author, and Founder of Win This Fight, Stop Human Trafficking Now. She holds a B.A. degree with honors from Harvard University and a Master's from George Washington University. She's a past president of the 40,000 member American Agri-Women, and she was a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations Conference on Women in Nairobi. She was also a Commissioner for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Her Scripps Howard column, The Environment and You, was for years the most widely syndicated environmental column in the U.S.

She is the founder and president of “Win This Fight! Stop Human Trafficking Now,” an organization that raises funds and awareness for other anti-trafficking initiatives.