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Villanelle: Do Evil People know why they're so

Villanelle Do Evil People know why they're so

" Evil people resemble the Gods in that
   They too may do as they please. "

        From the Thirukural*
(Cf. T. Wignesan. The Thiruk-Kural of Thiru-Valluvar. The Secular Yogi in the Temple. Allahabad : Cyberwit.net, 2018, p. 75.)

Do Evil People know why they're so
For if it weren't for them will Life not end
Who puts to test the Good must Evil sow

If all the World were Yang will any know
The purpose of our existence sans end
Do Evil People know why they're so

Must not Evil People pay the price and go
To another world earned karma to spend
Who puts to test the Good must Evil sow

See you not why the Yin multiply more
The Yang isolated stand yet defend
Do Evil People know why they're so

They prance they dance they lord it and richer grow
In their heart of hearts not by courage mend
Who puts to test the Good must Evil sow

Ask not why we must thus by Fate endure
Either this or with endless boredom contend
Do Evil People know why they're so
Who puts to test the Good must Evil sow.

© T. Wignesan - Paris, 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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