While trying to help those who have gone down the wrong path,
We must be sure to fuel the light they carry within.
And not to sip from the darkness that burdens them.
If you can imagine,
Then you will see.
If you can listen,
Then you will know.
If you can understand,
For while we seek the origins of fear,
Dark things loom ever closer.
Tasting the frigid night air
While the Owl watches
He stands in the gloom of shadow
Forced by need
Awaiting his hapless victim
Driven by desperation
He pops a pill to stifle his conscience
She watches him with cold patience
Stalking from a darkness beyond the shadows
Her mind, an abyss of revenge
She can almost feel,
The sweet searing pain
Of slicing a seventh notch into her arm,
Each one, a murder!
He steels himself
As light footsteps stagger around the corner
A fragile damsel, he hopes
And smiles at the thought
Of taking more than just possessions…
Excitement soaks through her.
Murder has become an addiction
A wickedness to assuage her trauma
And she smiles at the thought
Of seeing the light leave his hungry eyes.
He has sought reprieve in the darkness
And evil has taken control
But goodness itches from within
And he fights it, each waking moment
With drugs to repress remorse.
She wields a serial evil
Or rather, it wields her
But goodness is in there somewhere
For she preys upon those who prey,
And leaves the innocent be
But death has strangled her conscience
And soon she will kill without reason
So If you can imagine
Then see the wages of sin
If you can listen
Then heed the darkness within
If you can understand
Then be careful as you empathize
For whilst we strive to conquer evil
The darkness looms ever closer!
I went a little deep with this, for empathy is depth,
And therein, lies the risk.
I hope I can get some of your feedback, and opinions, and perspectives.
Stay safe everyone,