I used to believe in heroes and villains
that the good would triumph if they were willing
to sacrifice everything except what made them good
in the first place.
That there were people beyond redemption
that evil aliens would come from the stars but we’d send them packing
even though we were technologically lacking
that demons were after my soul.
Nowadays I realise corporations want my soul
as well as money
I realise that it’s not as simple as good and evil
the lines are blurred
and good can be just a word.
that guns are not as dangerous as the people behind them
and wounds are hard to heal and stem the flow of blood
that good does not always triumph
even with ultimate sacrifice.
That evil is live backwards
that devil is lived backwards
and that maybe is god is a good dog.
A man understands the boy is gone
and childhood notions
or does he?
does he see the enemy still as evil?
and him good as he fires the bullet to kill
the enemy soldier.
Maybe its better to be blind deaf dumb and ignorant
there is quote that if you want to see the devil look in mirror
but maybe we can be more positive than that
maybe we can say that love goes beyond right and beyond wrong.
that we can love our fellow man for all his failings
and send forgiveness and redemption out in fear hatred and tragedies place
can make mankind strong and united for the first time ever?
By Daniel Hooks
AKA Alienpoet on Facebook