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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.


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.


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.


©DGA 21 March 2012 11:24

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! I am back after a break. Thanks for still being here, if you are! Missed you! xxx

38 thoughts on “Evil

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


  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


  3. Well written Adee – wow!


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


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


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


  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


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


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


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

    “And they’re aplenty, heaven knows –

    Offering space for his repose.”


  11. Evil the vagabond that knows no mercy!


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


  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.


  14. Sometimes evil does indeed hide in sneaky ways!


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

    Great poem 🙂


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


  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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