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The Cancer of Evil

A terrible crime has happened...
  a young girl is brutally murdered,
  her father is near destroyed,
  torn to ribbons, 
  he is in a great darkness,
  swimming deeper into malice,
  there is nothing there but pain

A suspect is found 
  with the weight of hard evidence,
  he is the killer,
  the devil,
  a monster of monsters;
  the world knows who he is....

The trial is set,
  the verdict comes in;
  on a technical premise ---
  he is found innocent
  and is to be set free;
In a fit of rage of the verdict ---
  the father unleashes a gun in the court room,
  kills the man...
  the monster is dead...
  but the father shall pay,
  he is now guilty of murder;

Then in a turn of unspeakable findings ---
  in aghast for the world,
  under the weight of greater, undeniable
  the suspect who was shot by the father ---
  was actually very much innocent;

The wake of evil...
  a little girl brutally murdered...
  an innocent man shot to death right in the courts...
  a father faces long-term imprisonment;
  and the real killer ---
  smiles upon reading the newspaper,
  sardonically, alive,
  free as the wind,
  vanishes in the darkness...

*** This is the aim of evil; to harm and cause further
 evil, this is why Christ has asked us to forgive;
it is not the object in which we strike out against
that condemns us --- but the action***


Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 1/28/2018 1:20:00 PM
Great story telling my friend with a purpose. This evil world demands we turn a blind-eye to evil but we must not do so. Speaking out against evil, is one of the methods we must take.
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Date: 1/27/2018 6:55:00 PM
Powerful and captivating story telling Keith. A thought provoking poem of the highest order with an apt title that sets the emotive and evocative tone. A great write with a great message. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/28/2018 9:16:00 PM
Many thanks Susan, a healthy read I think;-)
Date: 1/27/2018 8:44:00 AM
I wholeheartedly agree with all the comments below as this is a very sobering, thought provoking write with a great message~Awesome job Keith!~Che :)
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/27/2018 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for your support and visit Cheryl, and of course the glory;-)
Date: 1/26/2018 6:04:00 PM
Keith this is great story telling and a very important message, first, we are innocent until proven guilty, sadly most are given trial by media these days.. two, never do anything rash when angry.. powerful pen..
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/26/2018 6:15:00 PM
Amen brother, the media licks it lips at such things; ' ...the media sells it and you live the role.... Ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train. Many thanks for your support and visit;-)
Date: 1/26/2018 5:23:00 PM
Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay," says the Lord. Romans 12:19 Your poems really brings this message home. Sad tale.
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/26/2018 6:07:00 PM
My point exactly Becca, Romans 12:17 is very pertinent too; never payback evil with evil, the result can only be evil; the practice of not using this is for collective society and used to enforce good conduct among the people. Thanks for your visit and insight Becca;-)
Date: 1/26/2018 3:04:00 PM
Keith your poem has a sobering message. Your cautionary note also reminded me that one of the names attributed to Satan, means: "to draw others into HIS own destruction". In worldly warfare, to fight against, is to be drawn within. Take care...g
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Keith O.J. Hunt
Date: 1/26/2018 5:50:00 PM
Exactly what I wanted to expose here George, very well put; your comments are always an inspiration;-)