Treasure Island

Morgan Michaels


Essences


Essence of Anger: the certainty
there can be no unselfish deed.
Could any such prove true
Anger (every spit of it) and its spawn
Envy, Greed,
might like a summer storm
collapse upon itself
and end in an idyll.

Essence of Evil: the certainty
there can be no fool
unworthy to have his trust waylaid
or chastened for being a fool-
Evil disbelieving Trust the catalyst
of the very health
of the Commonwealth.

Then make your choice-
whether no unselfish deed
whether no unworthy fool
be the affliction
of our breed,
or no-
I, who have decided,
say it isn't so.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Essences by Morgan Michaels )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

AT last she comes, O never more
In this dear patience of my pain
To leave me lonely as before,
Or leave my soul alone again.... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. 01 And That's How It Is, Shaun Shane
  3. 02 tired of thought, Shaun Shane
  4. 03 a love who's just like me, Shaun Shane
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. Invictus, William Ernest Henley

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]