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In the Kitchen of Good & Evil

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In the Kitchen of Good & Evil

Good & Evil sat down to dine,
one clear, midsummer’s eve.
They feasted and ate from their porcelain plates,
on vegetables, cream and roast beef.

Now Good & Evil were friends in a sense,
but often they quarreled and fought.
They would haze each other, and engage each other,
in topics both narrow and broad.

Evil laid claim; “I bask in the fame,
that man has so hastily given me.
He has pushed to the front all the bad he has done, 
and sated his bloodlust with misery!”

As soon as he said this, he got a text message,
from Boredom, who wanted to visit.
“Thanks to Boredom, I prosper; he is like a father,
he is popular, and I have missed him."

At this, there was heard a knock at the door,
Loneliness, desiring to be needed.
-Or perhaps Loneliness needed desiring,
but Evil happily received him.

Now Evil’s expression gave way to a smirk,
and he wiped his cold lips with a napkin.
“My dear Good, pray, what is your worth?
To be overlooked whenever you happen?

This world is a bore and empty without us,
it is obvious man has agreed.
And it should be noted, transcribed and quoted,
you cannot exist without me!”

Good took a swig of his fizzy beverage,
and said; “you don't cease to amaze me.
I’ll admit it is true that some look up to you,
but, my friend, I am strong and you’re lazy.

For, if you take time, I am sure you will find,
that every man can be great.
He’s survived this long because he is strong,
Love is hard, but what’s easy is Hate.

Therefore, in closing, I am thus proposing,
if man must choose his temperament.
Evil tidings will always be none worth reminding,
-but when there is Good, one remembers it.

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  1. Date: 10/20/2009 11:08:00 AM
    Thank you for presenting your wonderful poetry to us today. It was an enjoyable read for me. Thank you David. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 8:43:00 AM
    I am honored to be the first to comment on this fantastic work, David! Excellent job! Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/20/2009 8:42:00 AM
    Good does bring happy and productive memories. Keep writing. Sara