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(August 1,1982 / Kingston, Jamaica)

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A Necessary Light

You a fiend a fallen being

Once basked the presence

Of heavenly glow

And yet you made

The whole world blow

That oh dear! Was an unnecessary evil

You opposed the purpose of mankind's call

And rejoiced and preluded mankinds's fall

That dear being! Was an unnecessary evil

You gave the universe sin

And ever since all the pain came in

That oh fiend! Was an unnecessary evil


I Know the night you cast

Will fade away at last

Cause one had come to make us bright

In him there beacons, everlasting light

That gave the will to fight all ills

An unnecessary evil alas eclipsed

By a necessary light.



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Submitted: Thursday, July 05, 2012


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  • Jeanette Telusma (11/5/2012 6:01:00 PM)

    Awesome :) I enjoyed reading this poem, thanks.

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  • Alex Sarich (10/2/2012 10:52:00 AM)

    I like this poem very much as it reminds me of all the evil we have to fight daily in our lives.

  • Laurie Abc (8/16/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.........a lot like how I feel. Almost written with the same effect of the world in one of my poems

    Great poem
    Thank you

  • Markus Kwila Kitibo (7/12/2012 4:03:00 PM)

    surely an unnecessary evil befel men but the loving father manifested his self by shining our path to redemption. Nice thoughtful piece

  • Gillena Cox (7/10/2012 3:21:00 PM)

    what makes this piece perfect is the redemption theme...In him there beacons, everlasting light

  • Valerie Dohren (7/9/2012 10:01:00 AM)

    The Garden of Eden state is a state of innocence, which had to be lost in order for man to progress in evolutionary terms - hopefully his evolution will carry him forward to a state of enlightenment and the return of goodness. Very good poem.

  • Dave James (7/7/2012 11:42:00 PM)

    A deep and thoughtful piece. Well done.

  • Captain Cur (7/6/2012 3:52:00 PM)

    The contrast between light, dark, good, evil of course has been done many times,
    but yours was novel and interesting. I enjoyed the read.

  • Terry O'leary (7/5/2012 8:29:00 AM)

    Nice poem... I suppose that's why we have so much 'bad stuff' all around us... Terry

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