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I look into the mirror of my soul
And an image does unfold.
Is this really me
This creature that I see?
When did I open the gate
For this demon known as hate?
When did I let envy in
With all his other kin?
With all these demons living there
I have no room to spare.
If love should knock upon my door
I'd have to put him on the floor.
It won't take these demons long
To sing that fellow's death song.
They'd walk on him both night and day
If he should try to stay.
This hate must be a parent thing
Breeding many negative offspring.
Hate and envy, strong or mild
Which is father? Which is child?
I must evict these trespassers.
They've got to look for other pastures.
I'll send them all away today
I'll not put up with such as they.
Alright hate, I'll start with you
You seem to be big man in this crew
You go find some other place to lurk
And do your dirty work.
Don't forget to take the others with you
I want nothing more to do
With you, your friends or your relations.
None of you had invitations.
I don't remember how or when you came
But I know how you play your game.
I have studied your book of rules
And I also know your tools
You wear many masks to disguise
Yourself from human eyes.
Like a chameleon, you change your hue
To blend in any view.
Hurry up and go. I've got work to do
Cleaning up this mess after you.
If love should stop by here some day
I'll have a decent place for him to stay