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The Game Of Good And Evil

The Necessity Of Contrast

Am I just an automaton or am I real
To myself and all others? Alive I must be.
We are sensitive creatures. Inside human skin
Have evolved things called values. We invented sin
To make for wild adventure. No passivity
Do I have about being. I am the real deal.

So, the two sets of values – the bad and the good –
Have it out with each other continually.
If they were equally balanced the game would be
Not an interesting one. No apology
Do we get for how things are… and they are beastly
Whether or not the conundrum is understood.

Every group of nice people needs those that are mean
Otherwise they could not tell each other apart.
They must then be recognized as the enemy.
But is this kind of behavior necessary?
There are many negative engines to restart.
Let them not play a part in the drama machine.

The best situation is where the good side wins
All the time but is never in fact the winner
And where the evil forces are always losing
But are never the loser. We have everything
That we need though it is harsh on the beginner.
Going through the cycle, we atone for our sins.

The Game Of Good And Evil

Chronic Theatre Of War

Who knows well the term war games as if in a play?
What theater of warfare and audience hears
Only words that inflame it? Passion remains blind.
Am I real or automaton, absent of mind
Yet with reason and values. The story appears
Darkly human a pastime of moral decay.

Good and evil in balance is not a good game,
But with positive forces triumphant always,
Things would get awfully boring. A more perfect one
Is where good nearly loses, but true loss is none.
By a weird fluke of nature are honor and praise
Special traits of a species that cannot know shame.

Practical is a system where the good side wins
All the time but is never the winner, perse,
And the evil side loses always but never
Is the loser. And this could go on forever.
Successful and ongoing is war fought this way
As it keeps people distracted from all their sins.

Every group of nice people needs one of assholes.
Each becomes the director of the others acts.
As each defines the other, they know who they are.
And each means of encounter must not stray too far
From the issues pertaining to whites, browns, and blacks.
May God’s mercy descend upon our troubled souls.