Treasure Island

Tim Vallie

(12/13/1990 / Duluth Minnesota)

Secret Wrongs and Rites


Things once sacred shattered
We traded honor in for wealth
Our moral codes are battered
By the need for secret stealth
We fight not in the daylight
We charge not into war
But in the ever darker night
We shall murder, and shall whore
We shall maneuver into power
We shall not risk honorable defeat
But these victories are soured
Never sweetened by defeat
We traded honor for power
So very long ago
But darkness withers flower
And soon the world shall know
Slowly secrets bleed
Into the social mind
Upon the darkness we shall feed
And darker secrets we shall find
Nothing is forever
Shadows only last so long
And while the dark is slowly severed
While light unveils secret wrongs
Then shall slowly shrink the powers
As we outcry in disgust
Mayhap honor met yet flower
Maybe the world is not so unjust
As the secret sins of power slowly are revealed
Maybe the people shall know all truths
And these truths will be their shield
For darkness withers flower
And soon the world shall know
Of the darker lust for power
Of the blood that stains the snow
The truth of every secret can only hide so long
Soon the world shall see the truth of secret rites, and wrongs.

Submitted: Saturday, February 16, 2013
Edited: Thursday, February 28, 2013

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  • Titi Dale (2/28/2013 3:39:00 AM)

    Great rhythm here, and of course, RHYMING. Hmmmmmm... Nothing is forever, shadows only last so long.... Now this is true. With night comes day, and with lies comes truth. And so with darkness comes with light. You express it well in this poem :) (Report) Reply

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