"The only real danger that exist is man himself, he is the great danger.... We are the origin of all coming evil." (C.G.Jung)


The Evil One

You praise the Lord for the morning light
You praise him for shelter of the night
You praise the Lord for our daily bread
You praise him for our lives ahead

But if you can't see the devil
And you can't feel his spell
Someone pours his poison
Into another man's well

You praise the Lord for the love of friends
You praise him for the goodness He sends
You praise the Lord for peace at home
You praise him for the grandeur of Rome

But if you can't see the devil
When he hides behind the ridge
Someone has to jump off
The Tallahatchie Bridge

You praise the Lord for democracy
You praise him for fighting hypocrisy
You praise the Lord for a place in heaven
You praise him for 7-Eleven

But if you can't see the devil
And face him at his core
You don't ask no questions
When you start the next war

Copyright © 2009 Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved



"Speak not evil of the evil:
Evil and good they braided play
Into one core."
(Melville - Clarel. 1876)

And then she said "I got some news this mornin' from Choctaw Ridge"
"Today Billie Joe MacAllister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge"
(Bobby Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe 1967)

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Poetry by Göran Gustafsson
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Written on 2014-09-16 at 10:23

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Enjoyed this. Lots of wisdom and truth.
2014-09-16