God Is Watching

Evil in cluster bombs,
Evil in nuclear warheads,
Evil in land-mines,
Evil in Agent Orange,
Evil in napalm,
Evil everywhere,
Evil overwhelming.

No need for a personal demon,
No need for a neighbourhood Satan
Dropping by to borrow a cup of blood.

Evil omniscient, evil pervasive;
What chance does goodness have?

How slender is the young stem
Holding up the radiant flower.

©2016 Michael Fraley

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