Zero Tolerance

Stay away from evil thoughts
Ever present in abundance
Always encroaching on your space
With their malicious intentions
And promiscuous behavior
Deceiving the innocent
To trespass into the pit of darkness

Abstain from negative energy
With its radiant facial beauty
And its ferocious speed
Trapping the unsuspecting souls
Into a submissive state of existence
Ruled by the vindictive heartless spirits

Separate yourself from evildoers
Lest they dress you with their poisonous venom
Stealing your good heart
Blinding your unsuspecting soul
Baptizing you into their evil sect

by Kenneth Maswabi

Comments (3)

A little presumptuous, I think, especially for having been written in the late 19th century when religious heresy was not that far removed from Christ's day... Don't get me wrong though, I agree with Mr. Todhunter completely. There are at least as many atrocities in this world as there are not. And if an all-powerful omnipotent being wished to torture us, wouldn't the worst torture be adding death and loss of loved ones to the mix? What can be more atrocious than that? So yes, I think God may be sinning Himself. I'm just surprised that anyone could have gotten away with saying that in 1875 without being flogged or expelled to some far away island... Other than that and on the face of it the poem itself is pretty humdrum to me....
Lovely piece on the unjustly crucifixion of Christ well articulated and insightfully penned with spiritual insight. A beautiful poem with good rhyme scheme. Thanks for sharing.
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