When Good Men Do Nothing
When bad men rise and good men fall We must question what we've become: The progress of mankind, unravelled and undone However much we delude ourselves, Evil will always abide For that is the fate of humanity: A mechanism to survive. Though the devil may appear as a saint We must endeavour to see and be wise, With the strength, the will and conviction, Contain evil so that we may thrive; For it is evil that exacerbates suffering And makes for untimely deaths Through avarice, malice and conflict, Leaving good men sleeping in stress. And so, we must fight fire with fire And not turn the other cheek; For evil will divert our attention While gradually making us weak Bad men will forever seek dominion And persuade us to let the rot in And evil will ceaselessly thrive While good men do nothing.
© Severn Dwyer. 2015