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the rise and fall of evil

between my labour and my leisure  
      fleecing my neighbour for my pleasure  
                my hands conspire to plot a strife  
                        whereby i make a knot of life  
                                expectantly the sun each morning  
                                        illuminates the new day dawning  
                                                but on earth’s canvas, i am bent  
                                                        with evil ink its hopes to dent  
                                                a heart of stone cleaves fast my bosom  
                                        bereft of any trace of wisdom  
                                 ‘tis my delight to watch men squirm  
                         for i am but an abject worm  
i am the right hand of the devil  
        author of conflict for my revel  
                the bitterer i make your fate  
                        the happier i resonate  
                                i cannot ply my trade much longer  
                                        for i’m not getting any younger  
                                                there’s too much love around these days  
                                                        no one cares for my evil craze  
                                                        i am defeated by men’s kindness  
                                                benevolence gives me night blindness  
                                         when words of faith invade my path  
                                i am consumed by my own wrath  
                        alas, how shall i face the sunshine  
                 that nullifies the ills i’ve made mine  
        my evil days have served no purpose  
i lie here, slain by hope’s grand surplus  
© Copyright 2021 July 07  
by Clyve A. Bowen♫
Written by cabcool
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