Caught In Between

Neither a clash
nor a controversy
but a rightful demand
been misconstrued
when tongues wag,
spill out slander.
emit jealousy
all to distort
the claim as if it is
foul and unfair.

The manoeuvres
play the deceit
manipulate for years,
decades roll.
Continue with the talk
accuse, allege
allow not anyone
to perform but underplay
stifle growth
invite a stagnancy.

It is not progressive
any way, find nil
expansion, stumble
and fall into depths
unknown, neither
good nor an evil
but a distraction
that kills, being
one between
death and life.