Patti Masterman

Where Evil Would Have Lived - Poem by Patti Masterman

Inside the angels is an emptiness

where evil would have lived;

but was withheld instead-

leaving half the mirror in darkness.

Inside the demon's a kind of hole

where good would have defined

half of the ticking mind-

to constitute a soul.

No soul lives wholly good or evil;

there's only half the requisite

polarity, that there must visit-

to enhance the memory's retrieval.

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  • David Wood (7/1/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    This is a thought provoking poem that I had to read twice over, but a delightful write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013

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