Evil Falls

Falling From the Sky Like Lightning, Margaret Mair, original art

Falling From the Sky Like Lightning, Margaret Mair, original art

Evil falls
Like a flaming bolt
From an ignorant darkness
Searing all around it,
Uncaring, unhearing,
Untouched by love or reason;
Twists goodness into hate,
Burns fear into our lives
Until we are ugly
Charred remnants,
Forests without leaves
For breathing,
Trees without branches
For shelter,
Earth scorched
Beyond bearing;
Until we wonder
What can survive.
But the phoenix
Rises from the fire
Rich in beauty;
Seeds come to life
Under scorched earth;
And the human spirit
Reaches from the ruins
For all that is good
And just
And right,
Because only so
Can we reclaim
A world worth loving.

Written by Margaret Mair
Painting, original art by Margaret Mair

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4 responses to “Evil Falls

  1. Evil – something worth contemplating in every age.

  2. So powerful, and so meaningful.

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