From the Seed- a poem

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From the Seed

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Evil is like a malignancy,

the seed of which lies dormant within us.

When a life chooses darkness as a course,

time after time, evil grows,

and its influence gains power.

We all have this potential,

but it is up to us whether we feed this tiny seed,

nourish this dark intent within the soul.

It is the weak, who open themselves to darkness,

to focus on the negativity in life,

to give themselves a deluded feeling of power,

a feeling of worth that in truth eludes them.

Once chosen this path is set,

and the souls recedes from potential,

cowers in the dark corners of the void.

Then and only then does evil appear,

and the expression of these souls

takes on a new form.

They then become animals, unpredictable,

not born of logic, bound by morality

or any boundaries of social acceptance or normality.

These soulless individuals become a law to themselves,

twisting truth, manipulating lives to attain their goal

of hurt and destruction,

all born of their inner self-loathing and ineptitude.

Evil is in essence, weakness,

a vile and untethered hatred for the beauty in life,

and the realisation that they themselves,

are not a part of it.

With potential gone, evil resides in an empty vessel,

a shell of what could have been,

now a reflection of hatred and vengeance,

action without substance,

life without purpose,

death within life.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for your input nukzfur.


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading and your comment mljgulley354.


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nukzfur 4 years ago

i believe it good to be honest. i voted down, i don't believe any evil is completely down to any individual. i believe much is external influence or both ways, vindication certainly does not help matters. does this make me one of these animals? i don't know, i see more love in animals than i do humanity. in the end if god exists then only he can judge me. i live with no intent to upset. whatever good deeds i do in life i do for no reward... although meditating upon your poem as i write, i'm going to vote it up. it's blatantly engaged my mind, in good way i think. so it's good.


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mljdgulley354 4 years ago

Not a particular piece of truth we like to acknowledge but it is still there. Good write voted up and interesting


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for reading masadhit.


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masadhit 4 years ago from indonesia

are they could be eradicated


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Tony DeLorger 4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks for taking the time raciniwa. Unfortunately we all recognise these people, and there are so many.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, so horrific Tony...but it's so true...

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