Echo Zaria

Rookie (Vancouver BC)

X - Poem by Echo Zaria

The eternal struggle between

Light and dark
Intelligence and ignorance
Acceptance and rejection
Peace and war
Love and hate
Right and wrong
Good and Evil

But is good always
Light and smart and accepting and loving
Is good always right?
Why is evil always wrong?

Evil was not the opposite of good
People used to use the word
But bad wasn’t bad enough
Was invented to show everything that
Rejects, hates, fights, defeats.

Rejection is the opposite of acceptance
But isn’t good accepting of others?
Hate is the opposite of love
But isn’t good loving of others?
Fighting is the opposite of peace
But doesn’t good try to avoid conflict?

Or do all the things that separate
Good and Evil
Cease to be evil when done by good?
When done for the greater good?

At what point
Is the line drawn between
actions and inherent nature?

Good and Evil
Life and death

More opposites
Then why is there a death penalty?

Two wrongs don’t make a right
Evil + Murder = Justice

Death is just
The start of the next
Great adventure

Doesn’t everyone
want to go on an adventure?

Why doesn’t everyone
Want to die?

Everyone will
Good or Evil
Everyone will
Everyone will

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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