Open Eyes

A small villainelle I wrote about a year ago about the deterioration of humanity. Just the usual fun, light subjects.... :)

Open your eyes and look around

At a world of darkness and despair.

Do you will yourself to look and let evil be found?

 

Skeletal figures stumbling in lines up and over the mounds,

Their hollow sockets pleading through the ever thickening air,

“Open your eyes and look around.”

 

Rattling and clashing, the seeking of revenge – karma always comes ‘round.

The thud of a lifeless body in the grungy alley his face lit by a dull glare,

Do you will yourself to look and let evil be found?

 

Power hungry, vicious leaders like angry hounds

Scrabbling for control of that one mighty chair.

Open your eyes and look around.

 

Invisible bombs explode, a deafening sound.

Fragments leap from their earthly home, too much to bear.

Do you will yourself to look and let evil be found?

 

To the savagery at which we’re bound,

Lower your head in solemn prayer.

Open your eyes and look around,

Do you will yourself to look and let evil be found?

The End

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