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Evil

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Evil rides abroad at night

Cloaked in clouds that hide the light,

Looking for a fertile bed

Upon which to rest his head;

His evil thoughts in dreams are spread,

Filling us with utmost dread.

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Evil prowls the minds of men,

Seeking foothold to craft his den.

He plants his seed where e’er he goes,

Finding places well disposed –

And they’re aplenty, heaven knows –

Offering space for his repose.

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Oh God in Heaven help us to see

When all is not as it purports to be,

To recognise evil’s distorted face;

Bless us with Your holy grace

That none is misled by his carapace

In traversing life’s obstacle race.

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©DGA 21 March 2012 11:24

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Author: adeeyoyo

I am a middle-aged South African woman, living in Johannesburg. I began writing poetry towards the end of May 2010. I love animals – sometimes more than people!

38 thoughts on “Evil

  1. Your poem gave me the shivers, Adee. Well done. xx

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  2. Yes, Denise, we need God’s grace … evil can wear clothes of goodness, to fool us, pull us into the evil web. Blessings – Maxi

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  3. Well written Adee – wow!
    *hugs*

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  4. ‘What evil lurks in the heart of man?
    Only the “Shadow” knows!’
    Great work!!

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  5. ugh, evil does slink in very deceptively if we are not ever vigilant in watching for it…

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  6. Powerful..
    I’d like to see this brought to life in a Batman comic!
    Seriously, that would work really well, I think.

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  7. Well put Denise.
    Perhaps the solution is to render our ground infertile as far as evil is concerned.
    Seek good, hate evil

    Thank you
    John

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  8. had to look up carapace. Fitting word as most envision devil as reptilian or insect mixed in human form.

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  9. Fortunately we have God on our side. He opens our eyes to see and then we can choose.

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  10. A cleverly crafted poem, Adee, and I particularly liked these lines

    “And they’re aplenty, heaven knows –

    Offering space for his repose.”

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  11. Evil the vagabond that knows no mercy!

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  12. It’s good to see someone writing about the other side of the coin.

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  13. “When all is not as it purports to be……That none is misled by his carapace”

    The first demands discretion and a sense of seeing through intentions amd to be always on guard at the risk of doubting the well-intended; the second needs intuition and working of the sixth sense. Over enthusiasm, undeserved attention, over-civility, sweeter than sweet talk are some of the hall-marks.

    This is a good advice for the young, my friend. Perhaps timely too.

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  14. Sometimes evil does indeed hide in sneaky ways!

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  15. Ooooh, gracious, and here I have been, featuring the devil rather large in my posts recently….

    Great poem 🙂

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  16. Well done poem, Denise. I hope that your less frequent posting is the result of HAPPY ACTIVITIES filling your days. 😀

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  17. I really like the rhythm in this one. And yes, evil is out there all the time in various guises. Waiting to pounce…..

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