Why (Good and Evil)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Thought about the proverb 'the road to hell is paved by good intentions' and this came out.

Why is it the way to heaven

That's paved with the dead and the slaughtered,

Whilst the way to hell

Is paved in the flesh of the right and the just?

Why does no good deed goes unpunished

Whilst the wicked prosper and thrive?


Why do we demonise storms and thunder

While cheering and hailing the cancerous sun,

Why do we curse the rain and the flooding of the rivers

While praising the warmth and the drought?


Why do we abolish despotism and monarchy

Only to replace it with a system corrupt,

Why do we denounce war and violence

While we're the ones holding the knife to their neck?


Why do we call ourselves the good,

Those who oppose and different we name evil,





Submitted: October 16, 2011

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I honestly don't know why, but I wish i did...
love the poem... Ciao!

Mon, October 17th, 2011 1:52pm


Thank you :)

Mon, October 17th, 2011 7:00am


Thought provoking work as usual :D

Thu, November 3rd, 2011 12:03am


Thank you :)

Wed, November 2nd, 2011 11:22pm

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