Evil-minionby Ethel Twigg20 Apr 2015

A time when
conflict kept him warm
competent participant
throat punching with words
not the half of it
the jolly brow beating club
breakers of hearts
minds and ideas
convinced of their superiority
prowling eyes
hungry for injured quarry
endless cycle
of anger and retribution
abuse and demeaning cruelty
dictatorship and acquisition
the game plan
where imagination
fresh thought and compassion
went to die
His normality now
a peaceful place
of learning and growing
accepting beauty within
as treasure not flaw
an awakening
anger is not passion
but sickness
cured by love
and passion can only flourish
into full bloom
when conflict ends
and we learn
to tread more lightly
in each others hearts
and become free.